Red Hill River Expansion – Myers, Sandwich

Red Hill River Expansion – Myers Project

Sandwich, NH

Lakes Region Conservation Trust is pleased to announce the closing on the 26-acre Myers family property along the Red Hill River in Sandwich, NH. This property, which expand LRCT’s Red Hill River Conservation Area, will continue to preserve valuable natural habitat, provide opportunities for outdoor recreation, preserve historic resources, and protect water quality of the Red Hill River, Garland Pond and Lake Winnipesaukee.  This project was accomplished with the help of a $45,000 disbursement from the LRCT Sandwich Land Conservation Fund, a private fund established by long-time Sandwich residents Peggy Merritt and Ron Lawler in 2017, in addition to two generous challenge pledges of $5,000 each from anonymous donors and $56,000 inprivate donations from members like you. THANK YOU to all who participated in this effort.

The conservation of this property will:

  • Protect over 2,000 feet of frontage on the Red Hill River, which flows to Garland Pond, Lee’s Pond, and Lake Winnipesaukee;
  • Expand the conserved climate-resilient land in this area;
  • Conserve critical wildlife habitat and a scenic landscape along the river corridor;
  • Preserve a part of Sandwich’s history in the site of an 18th and 19th-century brickyard which according to the Sandwich Historical Society provided the bricks to build the Lower Corner Store in Sandwich; and
  • Add to the significant conserved lands along and near the Red Hill River from Red Hill Pond in Sandwich to Lee’s Pond in Moultonborough, NH.

Working together with the Myers family and with supporters like you, we have ensured that this property remains undeveloped yet available for the enjoyment and benefit of future generations.  THANK YOU!