Upcoming events

Hike and Ice Fishing Demo at Sip Pond

Saturday, January 20, from 9 a.m. to noon

This family-friendly event takes advantage of the state’s Free Ice Fishing Day, which allows anyone to fish without a license for the day. You’ll have the chance to try out ice fishing yourself; all fishing equipment and help will be provided. Come explore Sip Pond and soon-to-be-conserved land along the Cheshire Rail Trail. Hike/snowshoe to pond is 2.25 miles round trip. Coffee and snacks will be provided during the fishing demo. Please register online by January 18 to receive updates about ice conditions, weather, and event status.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy and Fitzwilliam Conservation Commission.
Location: Park and meet at the parking area on the west side of Old Turnpike Road (0.6 mi from intersection with Route 12).
Contact: Email Rick Brackett or call 603-357-0600, ext. 105.

Timber Harvest Tour

Saturday, February 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Snow date: February 17)

Join us for this educational workshop on selecting where and what trees to cut. Learn about responsible ways to manage your forest land, the benefits, and the costs. Our host for the day will be the Forest Society, which is conducting a timber harvest on its Gap Mountain Forest Reservation in Troy. Directions and field trip-specific information will be provided when you register; pre-registration required by emailing signup@forestsociety.org with the names of everyone attending and the best phone number to reach you at in case the event is cancelled, or by calling 603-224-9945.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy, Forest Society, Bay State Forestry, and UNH Cooperative Extension.
Location: Gap Mountain Forest Reservation, Troy, N.H.
Contact: Email Rebecca DiGirolomo or call 603-357-0600, ext. 104.

“In Pursuit of Silence” Film Showing

Thursday, February 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

This feature-length documentary takes us on a cinematic journey around the globe – including the story of a New Hampshire man who walks across America after taking a vow of silence – and invites us to consider the value of protecting soundscapes as well as landscapes. A meditative exploration of our relationship with sound, it has been described as a “testament to the power of quiet places.”

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy, Harris Center for Conservation Education, Keene State College Department of Environmental Studies, and Keene State College Film Society, with support from a KSC Pepsico Partnership Grant.
Location: Putnam Arts Lecture Hall theater, Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College, Keene, N.H.
Contact: Email Brett Amy Thelen or call 603-358-2065.