Protecting the Final Stretch of Robb Reservoir Shoreline

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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 signed an agreement to purchase two parcels that fill critical holes in the original Robb Reservoir conservation project: (1) a 17-acre lot that includes the only remaining unprotected segment of Robb Reservoir shoreline; and (2) 71 acres along the winding banks of the North Branch as it flows from the Robb Reservoir dam.

To complete the purchase, the Harris Center needs to raise an additional $75,000 by mid-February. For more information or to make a tax-deductible contribution in support of this important land protection project, please contact Jeremy Wilson at wilson@harriscenter.org or (603) 525-3394.