Moose Mountains Regional Greenways
Box 191, Union, NH 03887
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Snowshoe Tracking Walk for Families postponed to Sunday, March 10
On Sunday, March 10, Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG) and Branch Hill Farm/Carl Siemon Family Charitable Trust will jointly offer a kids’ snowshoe walk as part of MMRG’s program of nature-oriented activities for families called ‘MOOSE-ies for Families’. The Family Snowshoe Tracking activity will be led by NH Coverts Project volunteer Tom Gardner, assisted by MMRG staff and volunteers.
Gardner has been an active participant in developing MMRG’s ‘MOOSE-ies for Families’ program and helped lead the first family snowshoe event last winter. In addition to serving as Pastor at Middleton Gospel Chapel, he teaches the Middleton Nature Club after-school program.
Last year, kids went sledding, tried out walking in snowshoes, listened for bird songs at the edge of the woods and crowded around the leaders as they pointed out signs of wildlife along a snowy trail leading down to the river. Anticipating the upcoming event, Pastor Tom says, “This family snowshoe walk is a chance to introduce kids to the animals that share our community and to show them how to read the signs and stories that wildlife leave behind.”
The activity has been re-scheduled for Sunday, March 10, from 2 to 3:30 pm at Branch Hill Farm in Milton Mills. It is free and appropriate for children of all ages with their families but pre-registration is required. Kids-sized snowshoes from the Tuftonboro Free Library will be available as well as a few loaner snowshoes for adults. For more information, directions, and to pre-register, call MMRG’s Education Coordinator Kari Lygren at (603) 978-7125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MMRG, a non-profit land trust, works to conserve and connect important water resources, farm and forest lands, wildlife habitats, and recreational land in Brookfield, Farmington, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Wakefield, and Wolfeboro. Throughout the year, MMRG offers educational opportunities to inform all ages about the benefits of our region’s natural resources. For more information and a calendar of upcoming events, visit www.mmrg.info. Branch Hill Farm/the Carl Siemon Family Charitable Trust works to protect open space and working forests and to educate the public about sound forestry, conservation and agricultural practices; see www.branchillfarm.org. The NH Coverts Project with UNH Cooperative Extension trains volunteers in wildlife conservation, forest stewardship, and effective outreach; see extension.unh.edu/programs/nh-coverts-project.