APPLY TO THE NH COVERTS PROJECT TODAY!

From the Issue: 
September 2011
Your Conservation Commission provides this gentle reminder that respect for, and preservation of, our natural resource heritage is everyone’s responsibility.  Don’t just leave it for someone else to do!  Only you can promote responsible conservation!  We generally meet the second Tuesday of each month at 6 PM at the Library, and residents are welcome to attend.
The New Hampshire Coverts Project trains volunteers to promote wildlife habitat conservation and forest stewardship.  UNH Cooperative Extension, in cooperation with the NH Fish and Game Department, NH Division of Forests and Lands, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, is looking for landowners and others committed to wildlife conservation and forest stewardship. If you have time in your schedule for a training workshop, and approximately 40 hours of volunteer outreach during the coming year (it may be volunteer work you are already doing), then you are  invited to complete an application as soon as possible.  Enrollment is open until all slots are filled.
    Twenty-five applicants will attend the fall workshop September 21-24, 2011, held at the rustic, beautiful Barbara C. Harris Conference Center in Greenfield.  A $50 registration fee paid by the Town of Troy will secure your spot in the workshop, with all other costs – including food, lodging, and materials – funded by program sponsors.  The workshop offers an opportunity to get to know and to work with natural resource professionals from around the state.  It is fun, educational, and you'll become part of a volunteer network that will keep in touch through newsletters, field tours and future workshops.
    If you have any questions about the program, please E-mail Malin Clyde at malin.clyde@unh.edu or call 603-862-2166, or connect with the Extension educator in Forest Resources at http://extension.unh.edu/Counties/Cheshire/Cheshire.htm .