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100+ Acres in Allenstown Protected Forever Thanks to Trowbridge-Bonk Family & Forest Society Supporters

February 23, 2023

The Bonk-Trowbridge family generously donated the conservation easement and will retain ownership of the land.

The sun sets over the Merrimack River near the Forest Society's conservation area.

"The Merrimack: River at Risk" Selected for NH Film Festival

Anna Berry | September 13, 2022

The festival will take place from October 6 through October 9 on the Seacoast.

Kayakers paddle on the Contoocook River.

Pick a Paddle This Summer: Tips for Exploring Local Rivers

Anna Berry | June 12, 2022

Whether you’re taking part in this summer's Merrimack Paddle Challenge or are boating for the first time, experienced paddlers share their advice for getting out on the water.

Father and son paddling a kayak on the Merrimack.

Merrimack Paddle Challenge Returns

Kelly Whalen | June 7, 2022

The do-it-yourself challenge runs from June 15 through September 30, 2022 along the Merrimack River and its tributaries.

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A father and son, both in lifejackets, kayak together on the Merrimack River.

Recreate Responsibly on the Water This Summer

Anna Berry | May 17, 2022

Whether you're taking part in our Merrimack Paddle Challenge along the mighty Merrimack River or just planning to kayak in a local pond, it's important to recreate responsibly and safely this summer.

UNH grad students in parkas survey from bank of Merrimack River

UNH CoastWise Program visits Forest Society's Merrimack River Floodplain

Dave Anderson | March 8, 2022

Students and UNH staff hiked the main trail to the river through the white pine plantation to the riverbank to learn about land conservation and the Merrimack River Conservation Partnership Program.

A birds-eye view of the Merrimack River meandering next to Stillhouse Forest.

Press Release: Forest Society Adds Nearly 74 Acres to Stillhouse Forest

January 11, 2022

1,200 feet of frontage is newly protected along the Merrimack River

Kayakers paddle on the Contoocook River.

Hundreds Explore Merrimack River Watershed Through the Merrimack Paddle Challenge

Anna Berry | October 26, 2021

Although the rivers were flowing high and fast this summer due to heavy rains, the paddlers reported a variety of wildlife sightings — from beavers to eagles — and thought-provoking experiences.