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)!

A Great Big World at Great Bay

Published Jul 15, 2015
Working at Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge. From bat banding, Pepperweed pulling and nest searching, there is never a dull day. More

Portsmouth Conservation Commission Hosts Workday at Little Harbor

Published Jul 6, 2015
Community volunteers joined Conservation Commission members to help restore forestland at Little Harbor on June 22. More

Over the River and Through the Woods

Published Jun 19, 2015
Working with Steve Eisenhaure and the Woodlands and Natural Areas Office. More

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

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