Final Weeks of Fundraising for the Westside Easement

The trustees of the SLLT would like to thank everyone who braved the rainy forecast and the closed roads from Friday’s storm to join us at Brantwood Camp on August 18 for another informative meeting. We hoped that it might stay dry through the meeting and we almost made it. Thanks especially to Sara Steiner, the coordinator of the NH DES VLAP program, for sharing data and trends of the water quality of Silver Lake, at times shouting over the downpour that started just as she was introduced, and the many members who stayed for the presentation and asked many interesting questions. As soon as we receive a copy of Sara’s slides, we will post them on the website for view or download.

For those who were unable to make the meeting, the SLLT is in the finally weeks of fundraising for the important Westside Easement Campaign, to raise enough to allow the Harris Center to purchase a conservation easement from the Seaver Silver Lake Farm Trust on 50 acres of undisturbed land on the south side of Westside Rd – the largest undeveloped and unprotected parcel remaining within the watershed. Preserving this land will mean that an incredible 80% of the Silver Lake watershed and 2.9 miles of shoreline are under permanent conservation protection.

If you have already donated to this campaign – thank you. For those who have not, please consider making a donation toward this campaign directly to the Harris Center. If you mail a check, please note that the donation is for the “Silver Lake Westside Easement” in the memo line. Or, to make a donation by credit card, please call the Harris Center at (603)-525-3394. Further details for where and how to send a donation (including donating by PayPal) are on the Harris Center’s website; again, please specify that your donation is directed toward the Silver Lake Westside Easement: https://harriscenter.org/donate

And the address to mail donations is:

Harris Center for Conservation Education
83 King’s Highway
Hancock, NH 03449

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Westside Easement Brochure

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Still at Brantwood

Despite the rain we’ve had since last night, the annual meeting is still going to be held at Brantwood Camp at Sandy Beach on Breed Pond Rd in Nelson. We’ll see you there in about an hour….

Directions to Brantwood Camp from the Harrisville end of Silver Lake:

Drive Breed Road past Silver Lake, with the lake to your left, all the way to end, with Childs Bog to your right. Turn left on Nelson Road. After about 1 mile, turn slightly left onto Hardy Hill Road (a gravel road, and the rest of the roads are gravel). After about 0.7 miles, make a sharp left onto Lead Mine Road. After about 0.7 miles, make a left turn onto Breed Pond Rd. Drive carefully up the bumpy road for about a half mile to Brantwood Camp.

from Nelson center:

At the center of town, turn onto Nelson Common Road at the library. Continue straight on Hardy Hill Rd (a gravel road). Continue for a total of about a half mile and bear right on Lead Mine Road. After about 0.7 miles, turn left on Breed Pond Road. Brantwood Camp is about a half mile up the bumpy road.

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Annual Meeting August 18, 2018

Please join us for the Silver Lake Land Trust Annual Meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Brantwood Camp, Breed Pond Road, Nelson. (Please note that the invitations mistakenly listed the date as August 16 – the meeting will be on a Saturday, as always.) We welcome all SLLT Members and non-members to join us.

The rain location is at Wells Memorial School, 235 Chesham Road, Harrisville, NH 03450. We will post on the web site as soon as a decision has been made to move the meeting if the weather requires it.

Directions to Brantwood Camp from the Harrisville end of Silver Lake:

Drive Breed Road past Silver Lake, with the lake to your left, all the way to end, with Childs Bog to your right. Turn left on Nelson Road. After about 1 mile, turn slightly left onto Hardy Hill Road (a gravel road, and the rest of the roads are gravel). After about 0.7 miles, make a sharp left onto Lead Mine Road. After about 0.7 miles, make a left turn onto Breed Pond Rd. Drive carefully up the bumpy road for about a half mile to Brantwood Camp.

from Nelson center:

At the center of town, turn onto Nelson Common Road at the library. Continue straight on Hardy Hill Rd (a gravel road). Continue for a total of about a half mile and bear right on Lead Mine Road. After about 0.7 miles, turn left on Breed Pond Road. Brantwood Camp is about a half mile up the bumpy road.

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Annual Meeting August 19, 2017

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Please join us for the Silver Lake Land Trust Annual Meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Brantwood Camp, Breed Pond Road, Nelson. We welcome all SLLT Members and non-members to join us.

The rain location is at Wells Memorial School, 235 Chesham Road, Harrisville, NH 03450. We will post on the web site as soon as a decision has been made to move the meeting if the weather requires it.

Directions to Brantwood Camp from the Harrisville end of Silver Lake:

Drive Breed Road past Silver Lake, with the lake to your left, all the way to end, with Childs Bog to your right. Turn left on Nelson Road. After about 1 mile, turn slightly left onto Hardy Hill Road (a gravel road, and the rest of the roads are gravel). After about 0.7 miles, make a sharp left onto Lead Mine Road. After about 0.7 miles, make a left turn onto Breed Pond Rd. Drive carefully up the bumpy road for about a half mile to Brantwood Camp.

from Nelson center:

At the center of town, turn onto Nelson Common Road at the library. Continue straight on Hardy Hill Rd (a gravel road). Continue for a total of about a half mile and bear right on Lead Mine Road. After about 0.7 miles, turn left on Breed Pond Road. Brantwood Camp is about a half mile up the bumpy road.

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Annual Meeting August 20, 2016

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Please join us for the Silver Lake Land Trust Annual Meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Brantwood Camp, Breed Pond Road, Nelson. We welcome all SLLT Members and non-members to join us.

The rain location is at Wells Memorial School, 235 Chesham Road, Harrisville, NH 03450. We will post on the web site as soon as a decision has been made to move the meeting if the weather requires it.

Directions to Brantwood Camp from the Harrisville end of Silver Lake:

Drive Breed Road past Silver Lake, with the lake to your left, all the way to end, with Childs Bog to your right. Turn left on Nelson Road. After about 1 mile, turn slightly left onto Hardy Hill Road (a gravel road, and the rest of the roads are gravel). After about 0.7 miles, make a sharp left onto Lead Mine Road. After about 0.7 miles, make a left turn onto Breed Pond Rd. Drive carefully up the bumpy road for about a half mile to Brantwood Camp.

from Nelson center:

At the center of town, turn onto Nelson Common Road at the library. Continue straight on Hardy Hill Rd (a gravel road). Continue for a total of about a half mile and bear right on Lead Mine Road. After about 0.7 miles, turn left on Breed Pond Road. Brantwood Camp is about a half mile up the bumpy road.

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Eastside Easement donation deadline September 20

We are down to the last few days before the closing of the Silver Lake Eastside Easement, and we are so close to reaching our goal of raising $350,000 by September 20.

If you have already made a donation, we thank you. If you have not donated, please consider making a donation as soon as possible for this great cause, which will permanently protect 187 acres from development in the Silver Lake and Childs Bog watersheds.

Please make out a check to The Harris Center for Conservation Education and mail to the Harris Center, 83 Kings Highway, Hancock, NH 03444. On the memo line or in an accompanying note please reference the Silver Lake Eastside Easement.

Thank you!

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Join us for our annual meeting, August 15, 2015

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Please join us for the Silver Lake Land Trust Annual Meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Brantwood Camp, Breed Pond Road, Nelson.

SLLT Membership not required!

The rain location is at Wells Memorial School, 235 Chesham Road, Harrisville, NH 03450

Directions to Brantwood Camp from the Harrisville end of Silver Lake:

Drive Breed Road past Silver Lake, with the lake to your left, all the way to end, with Childs Bog to your right. Turn left on Nelson Road. After about 1 mile, turn slightly left onto Hardy Hill Road (a gravel road, and the rest of the roads are gravel). After about 0.7 miles, make a sharp left onto Lead Mine Road. After about 0.7 miles, make a left turn onto Breed Pond Rd. Drive carefully up the bumpy road for about a half mile to Brantwood Camp.

from Nelson center:

At the center of town, turn onto Nelson Common Road at the library. Continue straight on Hardy Hill Rd (a gravel road). Continue for a total of about a half mile and bear right on Lead Mine Road. After about 0.7 miles, turn left on Breed Pond Road. Brantwood Camp is about a half mile up the bumpy road.

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