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The Conservation Commission is a town appointed group that serves Newbury, Vermont.   Founded in 1763,  Newbury is located along the eastern side of Orange County- overlooking the Connecticut River.  Newbury includes the villages and communities of Center Newbury,  South Newbury, West Newbury, Boltonville, Peach 4 Corners, and Wells River.

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 NCC Meetings:

The Conservation Commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month
at the Baldwin Library in Wells River, Vermont
at 7:00 p.m.

The public is welcome.
Agenda Format:  NCC Agenda format

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Check our Events Page

for dates of upcoming events in 2016 at a glance!

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Events for outdoor enthusiasts:

Birding With Bill: This May event is held with Bill Shepard, the Executive Director of the Connecticut River Birding Trails, and local host Alice Allen. The Group explores the Wells River Nature Trails while successfully calling and identifying a large variety of birds. This is a very popular event and group size is limited. For more info on “Birding with Bill” call Alice Allen at 802-584-4077.

 

Click here for more information:   Birding with Bill 2016

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Trails Day Work Day: National Trails Day is held every year on the first Saturday in June.  NCC and CVTA sponsor a workday on the local hiking trails.  This year we will be working on the Wells River Nature Trails. Part of the Boltonville Nature Trail needs to be re-routed, and The Boltonville and Blue Mt. Nature Trails need to be resigned.   Meet at Blue Mt. School on Saturday, June 4th.

Why Celebrate Trails?

America’s 200,000 miles of trails allow us access to the natural world for recreation, education, exploration, solitude, inspiration, and much more. Trails give us a means to support good physical and mental health; they provide us with a chance to breathe fresh air, get our hearts pumping, and escape from our stresses. All it takes is a willingness to use them!

National Trails Day® also aims to highlight the important work thousands of volunteers do each year to take care of America’s trails. Trails do not just magically appear for our enjoyment; their construction and maintenance takes hours of dedicated planning and labor. So give thanks to your local volunteers and consider taking a day to give back to your favorite trail.

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CROSS VERMONT TRAIL FALL FOLIAGE BICYCLE RIDE

This annual ride will be held on Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Plan to join in the fun of the 19th Fall Foliage bike ride on the Cross Vermont Trail starting from Kettle Pond in Groton State Forest, and ending with a picnic at the Blue Mountain School in Wells River, Vermont.  Sponsored jointly by the Newbury Conservation Commission and the Cross Vermont Trail Association.

www.newburyconservation.org                                www.crossvermont.org

 

We hope to see you there!

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PADDLE THE BORDER –

Kayaking The Border

PADDLE THE BORDER:  A canoe and kayak paddle on the Connecticut River held in May and October. This event’s sponsors include Newbury Conservation Commission, Bradford Conservation Commission, Haverhill Recreation Commission, & Lower Cohase Chamber of Commerce. The Paddle is followed by a cookout provided by the Wells River/Woodsville Rotary Club, live musical entertainment, by the Strawberry Farm Band and displays set up by Community groups to promote historical, cultural, educational, and environmental information about the Connecticut River Valley.

This event is in its 13th year.  The PTB was started as a way for community organizations from Vermont and New Hampshire to work together to showcase our share asset, the Connecticut River.  PTB promotes the natural, cultural, scenic, and recreational resources of the Connecticut River in a way that also provides an economic boost to the area.  PTB is held twice a year, weather permitting.

The May paddle goes from the Woodsville Community Field to Bedell Bridge State Park (2016 date is Sunday, May 22).                            

The October Paddle goes from the Newbury/Haverhill Crossing boat launch to Bugbee Landing in Bradford (2016 date is Sunday, October 2).

*All events are weather permitting, and all participants must abide by safe boating rules and regulations. So come,   meet new friends and fellow paddlers, whatever the reason join the crowd for Paddle The Border.

**PLEASE READ: 10 things to know about PTB

 FOR MORE INFO CONTACT ANY NCC MEMBER
Michael Thomas  802-757-3960     —     mikethom1@charter.net

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Commission Members--- Michael Thomas, Chair --- Stephanie Taylor --- Jim Hill --- Ami Norton --- John Fogarty