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$1 million mark reached in campaign to save local pond

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From around the region, friends of conservation and people who love Peterborough, New Hampshire, are donating to a campaign to purchase and conserve 100 acres on Cunningham Pond at the gateway to the town. The fundraising goal of $1.5 million is well within sight; as of the end of December, we officially passed the $1 million mark. Yet your help is still needed.

Cunningham Pond, site of the town beach, is a community treasure and local conservation priority. In the shadow of Pack Monadnock, the pond, a former public water supply, serves the needs of people and wildlife alike. Apart from the town beach, however, neither the pond nor the shoreline is protected from development.

We have momentum on our side, and thanks to the Peterson family who currently own the property, we also have more time. We are truly grateful to Virginia and Dorothy Peterson for granting us an extension -- until the end of 2019 -- to reach our fundraising goal and complete the purchase. That said, all parties agree that we intend to close as soon as possible.

Thank you again for caring about Cunningham Pond!

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