Announcements

The Epping Conservation Commission usually meets on the second Tuesday of each month at Epping Town Hall. When town elections are held on the second Tuesday of a month, the commission meets on the first Tuesday of the month, if possible.

Our next meeting is schedule for Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7 pm at Epping Town Hall.

An agenda for the November 14 is available here.

SELT Winter Solstice Bonfire

Southeast Land Trust will be hosting Winter Solstice Bonfire at Burley Farms in Epping on December 16th from 3:00-6:00pm.

Come celebrate the Winter Solstice at Burley Farms! Warm up with hot cocoa by the bonfire, meet other SELTies, bring the kids for stories, and brighten up the winter sky at this iconic SELT property. Suggested donation $5 per person/$10 per family. Sign up by Noon on Dec 15th at www.tinyurl.com/SELT-signup.

Visit the SELT Events page

Tool Library at Burley Farm

UNH Extension reports:

For conservation groups across the Granite State, almost any time can be tool time thanks to the new Seacoast Stewardship Tool Library. A partnership between The Stewardship Network: New England (TSNNE)/UNH Cooperative Extension and the Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire (SELT), the library lends everything from pry bars and pruning saws to work gloves and garden rakes. An online lending system makes it easy for volunteer groups, conservation commissions, and other organizations to check out tools for trail maintenance, habitat improvements, and other projects.

“The Stewardship Network: New England found that one of the barriers for groups holding volunteer workdays and doing stewardship work was access to tools,” said Emma Tutein, an Extension field specialist in natural resources and land conservation. “Many of the tools we use for trail work and invasive plants are expensive and big and single-purpose, and most people don’t have them at home.”

The tool library is located in a barn at the Southeast Land Trust’s Burley Farms property in Epping. Groups can reserve and check-out tools with an online reservation system. The library officially opened on Friday, Nov. 3 with a stewardship-themed ribbon cutting, with loppers and flagging tape standing in for the usual items.

More details here.