NH Club Notes: Grange seeks nominations for recognition awards

July 05. 2018 8:41PM
From left, District Governor Sam Longbook is with Lions Club members Pat and Joe Keegan, who received the Fidelco Loyal Shepherd Fellow award. Club President Mark Cotrupi, right, presented the award to the couple for their dedicated service in all aspects of assistance for the blind. (COURTESY)

Dick Patten, the New Hampshire State Grange’s community service director, is asking Granges and communities that once had a Grange to nominate outstanding police officers, firefighters, sheriffs and citizens for the State Grange’s annual recognition awards.

This is the 47th year Patten has coordinated these awards, which also honor a N.H. State Police trooper and someone from the N.H. Fish and Game Department.

The recognition award ceremony will be held during the State Grange’s annual session, which is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 25, through Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Best Western Hotel in Keene.

The nominees may be full time, part time or volunteers. Nominations should be sent to Dick Patten, 30 Pinewood Trail, Concord, NH 03301. He will accept nominations through Friday, Aug. 31.

Landscaping for wildlife focus of workshop series

ROXBURY — The Cheshire County Conservation District along with Jeff Littleton, principal ecologist at Moosewood Ecological, will present the second workshop in a two-part Landscaping for Wildlife series outdoors from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Roxbury.

The district’s first workshop in February explored landscaping for wildlife practices in theory, while next week’s workshop is a chance to see these practices in action on the 235-acre Woodland Views property, which has Mount Monadnock as a backdrop.

The district says wildlife monitoring and habitat management have been key components of land stewardship and conservation. The workshop will discuss meadow restoration and development, monarch habitat creation, early successional habitats, orchard restoration, invasive species management and strategic plantings that benefit a variety of wildlife, including birds, mammals and pollinators. An emphasis will be placed on using native plants.

Registration is required online at: https://tinyurl.com/ycxjqzkk, which also contains important information about the site location and parking.

This is a free workshop, however, donations help support the district’s operations and programming. The suggested donation is $5 to $10, but any amount is welcome.

For more information, contact Lola Bobrowski at 756-2988 ext. 115 or lola@cheshireconservation.org

The Walpole-based Cheshire County Conservation District promotes the conservation and responsible use of natural and agricultural resources for the people of Cheshire County by providing technical, financial and educational assistance. To read about the conservation work at the Woodland Views property, visit www.cheshireconservation.org/blog.

Cheshire, Sullivan county meeting open to residents

WALPOLE — Cheshire and Sullivan county conservation districts are hosting a Local Work Group meeting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the USDA Service Center, 11 Industrial Park Drive.

The meeting is open to the public and includes a light lunch.

A Local Work Group comprises area agencies and organizations working with natural resources as well as farm and forest landowners. The groups set priorities based on public input and an assessment of needs. The members identify locally important natural resource concerns and make recommendations to the State Technical Committee and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s state conservationist.

The meeting will provide an opportunity to review ranking sheets and offer feedback on current practice lists used for Farm Bill Conservation programs.

Registration is required. For more information about the meeting and to register, contact Amanda Littleton at the Cheshire County Conservation District at 756-2988 ext. 116 or amanda@cheshireconservation.org.

Meredith Lions Club names duck race top winners

MEREDITH — The Meredith Lions Club has announced the winners of its 27th annual Fourth of July duck race.

Dawn Hubley had the winning duck’s ticket number and won the $1,000 grand price. Tim Hubley of Holderness placed second and won $500; Erica Dugan of Meredith, third and $300; Lorraine Rosenblatt of Meredith, fourth and $200; and Allina McCod of Connecticue, fifth and $100.

A variety of $50 and $25 gift certificates were given to people whose ducks placed sixth through 28th.

For more information about the club, call Lion Marie at 279-6016.

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