Wetlands Walk Work Day

Sat, May 19
Volunteers Needed for Plantings and Wetlands Walk at Gunstock   


Much of Gunstock’s 2000+ acreage is open to the public since it is owned by the county.  Volunteers can help maintain and improve it. On Saturday, May 19,  projects will include the handicapped accessible Wetlands Walk and Pollinator Plantings. Participants can select their tasks and those working from 9am-1pm will receive lunch if preregistered. Activities include: completing Spring Cleanup at the Boardwalk, mounting a few birdhouses, two carpentry tasks (10’ of railing and replacing a 2”x10” undercarriage board), Buy A Board contributors (at least $35) plaques, trail blazing and invasive plant removal.

Three areas will have plants added from the Conservation District’s recent sale. The varieties were selected to provide extended bloom time to help bees, provide bird berries, and color. Under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  All the volunteers' time, donated materials, and financial contributions count towards the 50:50 match needed for the New England Forests and Rivers Fund and Mooseplate Grants.

 


The groups will work in mist and light rain, but if the weather is really bad, the session will be on Sunday, May 20, from 1-5pm.  If you can help, please send an email to WetlandsWalk@myfairpoint.net by Wednesday, 5/16 indicating which day(s) you are available and if would like to have lunch. Jan will get back to you. Registration helps plan food and materials, and to contact volunteers if it must be postponed. If you are interested in helping for a shorter time, you can just stop by and bring your snack or lunch. If helping in the future is possible or you want to know how to visit the boardwalk, please email or call.  The Belknap County Conservation District office is 603-527-5880 and the website is www.belknapccd.org.

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