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)!

Off-Trail: Outdoor Skills for Conservation Workshop

Published Jun 11, 2015
Navigating through the woods with a compass and a map. More

Interest in Citizen Science Growing Rapidly Among Researchers and Volunteers

Published Jun 4, 2015
Count migrating eels in coastal rivers, document flowering and fruiting times of alpine plants More

Upper Valley Girl Scouts Pull 900 Pounds of Garlic Mustard

Published May 26, 2015
The invasive garlic mustard is a biennial plant that is flowering now and about to go to seed. More

Volunteers Converge on Phillips Exeter Academy for Green Apple Day

Published May 14, 2015
A small frog springs forward in front of my foot as we wrestle with a large, bright-orange “weed wrench,” a metal tool that helps pull invasive shrubs out of the ground. More

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

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