88 Acres Protected in Stoddard

For more pictures of Robb Reservoir — including a map of the new conservation lands — visit us on Flickr.

In the 1990s, an 82-lot housing development was planned for the banks of Robb Reservoir in Stoddard – an area filled with a tremendous variety of high-quality wildlife habitat. Thankfully, incredible community support and an extraordinary collaboration of conservation organizations and public agencies ensured that the development was never built. Instead, 1,670 acres surrounding Robb Reservoir and the North Branch of the Contoocook River were protected by the Harris Center and our partners in 2008.

Now, we’re delighted to announce that the Harris Center has protected an additional 88 acres at Robb Reservoir. This conservation project  − which was made possible with generous support from Friends of the SuperSanctuary − ensures the full protection of the Robb Reservoir shoreline and includes a half-mile of river frontage along the North Branch of the Contoocook. Read more…

Coming Soon: Salamanders!

photo of a spotted salamander in someone's hand

A spotted salamander is carried to safety by a Salamander Crossing Brigade volunteer.
(photo: Laura Heady)

As the earth thaws and spring rains drench New Hampshire, thousands of amphibians make their way to vernal pools to breed. Many are killed when their journeys take them across busy roads. Each spring, we train volunteers to serve on Salamander Crossing Brigades at amphibian road crossings throughout the Monadnock Region. These heroic volunteers count migrating amphibians and safely usher the animals across roads during one or more “Big Nights.”

To join the ranks − or simply to learn more about the remarkable spring amphibian migration − join us for a volunteer training on March 16, March 24, or April 2.

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Winter Adventures Await!

There are still a few spots open in Winter Adventures — the Harris Center’s three-day winter vacation camp, filled with snowshoeing, fort building, animal tracking, nature crafts, games, and more. Winter Adventures will take place from Monday, February 27 through Wednesday, March 1 (snow date: March 2), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harris Center.

For more information or to register, visit our Camp webpage or contact Sara LeFebvre at lefebvre@harriscenter.org or (603) 525-3394.