A Silver (Lake) Opportunity

See a map of the proposed easement here.
(photo: Brett Amy Thelen)

The Silver Lake Land Trust and Seaver Silver Lake Farm Trust are working with the Harris Center to conserve the largest remaining undeveloped and unprotected parcel abutting Silver Lake.

The proposed conservation easement includes 50 acres and nearly 800 feet of shoreline on the southern end of the lake in Harrisville. It would also add to a block of 6,000+ acres of contiguous conservation land in the towns of Nelson, Roxbury, Harrisville, and Marlborough. If the project is successful, an astounding 80% of the Silver Lake watershed will be protected – including 2.9 miles of shoreline – preserving water quality in Silver Lake for many generations to come.

For more information or to make a tax-deductible contribution in support of this project, please contact Jeremy Wilson at (603) 525-3394 or wilson@harriscenter.org.

POP-UP PROGRAM: Snowy Owl Watching on January 19

a snowy owl perched on a lampost

“Our” Snowy Owl yawns atop a lamppost in Keene. (photo: Ken Bergman)

You may have heard that a breathtaking visitor from the North has been garnering a lot of attention in Keene. It’s been more than a decade since a Snowy Owl has taken up winter residence in the Monadnock Region, so this officially qualifies as a special occasion!

Join Eric Masterson to get what we hope will be a great view of the Snowy Owl – from a safe and respectful distance via spotting scope – this Friday, January 19 at 2 p.m. We’ll meet in the Home Depot parking lot off Route 9 in Keene, then carpool (or walk) to a good viewing area. RSVP to Eric at (603) 525-3394 or by email.

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Get Fit in the New Year with the Harris Center

A smiling hiker snowshoes on the Harris Center's Eastview Trail. (photo: Meade Cadot)

Snowshoeing is great for fitness, and great fun!
(photo: Meade Cadot)

Did you make a fitness-focused New Year’s resolution for 2018? The Harris Center can help! Spending time in nature reduces stress, boosts immune system function, lowers blood pressure, improves sleep, and carries many other health benefits. It’s also fun. See for yourself by joining us for an upcoming ski or snowshoe outing:

Dark Pond Ski on 1/14
Pitcher Mountain to Hubbard Hill Ski on 1/21
Howe Reservoir Snowshoe on 1/21
Skiing the Peterborough Rail Trail on 1/27
Cross-Country Ski at Mountain Brook on 1/28
Easygoing Sargent Center Snowshoe on 2/2
Get Fit Hike Up Bald Mountain on 2/3

For more information on these and other upcoming events, see our online calendar.