Help Us Protect the Sawyer Brook Headwaters Property in Grantham

Help Us Protect the Sawyer Brook Headwaters Property in Grantham

On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, the Town of Grantham voted overwhelmingly to designate $300,000 of town funds toward the acquisition of the Sawyer Brook Headwaters parcel.  For this project to be completed, it will be necessary to raise the remaining funds of $215,000 from private and grant-funding sources.  The Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust will be submitting grant proposals to a number of potential grantors, but the completion of this project will remain dependent on the help of many friends, neighbors and interested conservation enthusiasts like you.

To Donate to the project, click Read More below. Check the box for Land Projects, then select the Sawyer Brook Headwaters property from the drop-down Land Project options to the right.

You can view and print the fundraising flyer and map of the property by clicking HERE.

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The Pleasant Street-East Hiking Trail is Ready for You to Enjoy

Pleasant Street-East is one of our most recent protected properties.  It is located just off of Pleasant Street (next to the Bittersweet property and across the street from the Kidder-Clough-Cleveland trailhead) and marked by the large NL Conservation Commission trail sign that you see in the photo above. The walk is relatively easy and the footing is good for walking in boots or snowshoes.  We highly recommend this 20-minute, cleared and well marked trail for a great lunch-loop, a quick family exploration or a means to enjoy some crisp NH fresh air.  It's an easy walk from the corner of Pleasant Street and Main Street, New London to access the trail head.

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World Reknowned Bear Expert, Ben Kilham, to Speak in New London

Tuesday, April 30th           6:30 PM
at Whipple Hall in New London

In January, 2019 we shared with you Andy Deegan's family adventure of helping a young, treed black bear who had lost its mother.  Although the story had a few twists and turns, making the entire experience funny and exciting, the most rewarding aspect was the moment bear expert Ben Kilham eventually got involved. 

Ben is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator for the State of New Hampshire and with his sister, Phoebe Kilham, has established and manages the Kilham Bear Center in Lyme, NH.

Part of Ben's mission is educating the public on the need and his work to help abandoned and orphaned bear cubs re-enter their natural habitat. 

We invite you to join us as Ben presents at Whipple Hall in New London on Black Bear Behavior.  This event is free and open to the public.  For directions to Whipple Hall visit

For the entertaining story of Andy's Thanksgiving adventure, click below to Read More from Dave Anderson's accounts.  Great story, great photos.

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