Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG) will hold its 2011 Annual Meeting on Monday, February 7, from 6-9 p.m. This festive occasion will include a cocktail hour and silent auction, a catered dinner, a slide show and talk by Dave Anderson of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (SPNHF), MMRG’s first annual ‘Conservationist of the Year’ award presentation, and a brief business meeting and update on MMRG news. The venue is the recently renovated Moose Mountain Recreation Lodge in Brookfield. February 8th is the snow date.
Dave Anderson, Director of Education and Volunteer Services at SPNHF, will speak on “Land Conservation in the Moose Mountains Region”, with an eye to future challenges and new opportunities. Mr. Anderson writes a monthly column “Forest Journal” in the NH Sunday News, a quarterly column “Nature’s View” in Forest Notes, and is biweekly host of the nature spot “Something Wild” on NH Public Radio.
The silent auction, which starts the program, provides a great hour of entertainment and serves as a fundraiser for MMRG. Auction items are donated by local business and individual supporters. In past years, popular items have included: vacation getaways, locally made furniture, original art pieces and reproductions, homemade preserves, gourmet chocolates, hand-made clothing, and many other unique pieces.
Caterer Sue Everett will be back this year. For details on the menu, see www.mmrg.info. The Lodge will have wine and beer for sale during the cocktail hour and dinner.
The public is welcome to join this annual community celebration of Moose Mountains Regional Greenways, a non-profit land conservation organization serving Brookfield, Farmington, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Wakefield, and Wolfeboro. If you would like to attend or have an item for the silent auction, please contact the Executive Director, Virginia Long, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-755-1158 before January 20.