Stories

We're collecting stories of volunteers helping care for and study lands and waters in their communities. Have a story you want to share?  Click here to email us (be sure to include a photo)!

Salamander Crossing Brigades Help Amphibians Safely Cross Roads

Published Apr 28, 2015
To a group of volunteers in the Monadnock Region, the words ”Big Night” are a big deal. More

Lake Monitors Help Ensure Healthy Lakes

Published Apr 22, 2015
A UNH class project on Lake Chocorua in 1978 launched one of the most successful and long-lasting volunteer environmental monitoring programs in the country: the NH Lakes Lay Monitoring Program (LLMP). Every summer hundreds of lake monitors collect water samples from lakes across New Hampshire, helping to ensure our lakes are healthy. More

The Trashy Side of Plastics: Volunteers Sift Sand in Search of Plastic Fragments

Published Mar 31, 2015
Millions of plastic fragments including styrofoam cups and containers, plastic bags and packaging, cigarette filters, and other sources, are pervasive on our beaches. More

Searching for Pellets at the Bunny Blitz

Published Mar 4, 2015
Volunteers in the seacoast and Merrimack Valley of New Hampshire are snowshoeing along field and wetland edges and crawling into dense brush looking for rabbit pellets. More

Birders, Foresters, Landowners Help Find and Track Emerald Ash Borer

Published Feb 9, 2015
Are you hearing more woodpeckers than usual tapping in your woods? If so, you might want to follow the sounds and look at the trees they are chiseling. More

Stewardship Tip: Trail Work Heavy Lifting

Published Feb 2, 2015
A safe way to lift heavy logs, submitted by trails volunteer Craig Sanborn of the Cardigan Highlands Volunteer Trail Crew. More

New Support for Stewardship Training

Published Jan 26, 2015
A new grant from the NH Charitable Foundation will support training programs for stewardship volunteers in New Hampshire. More

2014 Volunteer Highlights

Published Jan 12, 2015
Since launching our website in April 2014, The Stewardship Network: New England has promoted 164 stewardship and citizen science events that logged 4,691 volunteer hours for conservation organizations. More

Volunteers Working for Wildlife

Published Dec 18, 2014
NH Coverts Project volunteers promote wildlife habitat conservation and forest stewardship in more than 150 New Hampshire communities. More

Volunteers, Through Mud and Cold, Help Southeast Land Trust Build Snowmobile/Pedestrian Bridge

Published Dec 18, 2014
How many people does it take to carry a 20-foot long pressure treated, nearly 200-pound pine pole 200 feet across uneven, soft, wet, muddy ground? More

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