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January 2021

February 2021

July 20, 2021

Lakes Region Conservation Trust Completes Mill City Park Conservation Project in Franklin

Along the Winnipesaukee River from the Winnipesaukee River Trail – Photo by Karin Nelson

“This spring the Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) completed a conservation easement and management plan to protect 17 acres of land along the Winnipesaukee River in Franklin adjacent to the new Mill City Park. This conservation easement, conveyed to LRCT by the City of Franklin, is an integral part of the Mill City Park project, which combines opportunities for recreation and enjoyment of the City’s riverfront.” Click here to read more.

June 3, 2021

Lakes Region Conservation Trust Completes Conservation of Mt. Pleasant Property

View from Mt. Pleasant in Tuftonboro, the latest peak to join LRCT’s peak achievements. Photo by Don Berry

“Region – The Lakes Region Conservation Trust is peak bagging again. After a successful fundraising campaign, this spring LRCT, headquartered in Center Harbor, purchased a 127-acre parcel on scenic Mt. Pleasant in Tuftonboro and Wolfeboro. This new conservation land joins a parade of mountain tops, forest lands, and waterfront parcels in the Lakes Region that are permanently conserved by LRCT for the benefit of the public.” Click here to read more.

Feb. 26, 2021

Red Hill: A Storied Mountain

by Ed Parsons

Lake Kanasatka (in foreground) and Lake Winnipesaukee from Red Hill fire tower. (ED PARSONS PHOTO)

“Red Hill (2,030 feet) in Moultonborough is a storied mountain. I was reminded of that last Sunday when I climbed it with two friends, Pam and Bruce Andruskiewicz of Tamworth.” Click here to read more of what Parsons wrote about Red Hill.

Original post by The Conway Daily Sun can be found here.

Feb. 24, 2021

LRCT, Grappone Automotive Group establish Sanbornton Land Conservation Fund

View in Sanbornton. (Picture taken by Amanda Osmer)

“SANBORNTON — Representatives of the Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) presented an early Valentine’s Day gift to the Town of Sanbornton at the regular meeting of its Conservation Commission on Feb. 11. The Trust, with more than 40 years of experience in land conservation and stewardship, and the Grappone Automotive Group of Bow, New Hampshire, which gives five percent of its annual profits to non-profit organizations, have established the Sanbornton Land Conservation Fund to facilitate and support land conservation in Sanbornton. Brad Crosby, Chairman of the Conservation Commission, thanked the Trust and Grappone for this generous gift and expressed the Conservation Commission’s enthusiasm for working with the LRCT to identify worthy conservation projects.” Click here to read more.

Originally posted by the Salmon Press.

Jan. 19, 2021

New Conservation Land Celebrated

Carole Hall and Russ Wilder

Carole Hall and Russ Wilder give thanks in November for the acquisition of the John M. and Eileen R. Weeks Conservation land. (Courtesy photo).

“GILFORD — Virtual celebrations erupted across the Lakes Region and down into Florida in November 2020 as the Lakes Region Conservation Trust and the Gilford Conservation Commission concluded an agreement with the Weeks family to buy a 65 acre parcel of forested hillside and scenic meadow off Belknap Mountain Road in Gilford. The John M and Eileen R Weeks Conservation land offers both conservation and recreational assets.” Click here to read more.

Original post by The Laconia Daily Sun can be found here.

Oct. 30, 2020

Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area featured on Windows to the Wild

LRCT’s Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area and the work to conserve this magnificent property were featured on the popular public television program Windows to the Wild in late 2020. The episode aired in New Hampshire on NHPBS and in the Boston area on GBH44. It can now be viewed online on the Windows to the Wild website here.