Moose Mountains Regional Greenways is a grassroots organization founded and maintained by citizens dedicated to maintaining the rural character of the southern lakes region of NH. It has a unique model of aiding landowners who are interested in preserving their land. I was one of the founding members in 1999. Shortly after being founded , we succesfully obtained a Forest Legacy grant which initiated the preservation of 2000 acres of the eponymous Moose Mountains. This was a difficult process with many obstacles. Since then we have helped to place over 2000 additional acres under conservation easement, and presented many educational programs with conservation-based themes. MMRG is powered by dedicated and energetic volunteers and a small staff, but it can always use more involvement at every level. We particularly would like to attract youthful members and volunteers to carry on the effort.
Moose Mountains Regional Greenways is a wonderful land conservation and enviromental organization that serves seven towns in east central New Hampshire. In just 10 years they have conserved over 4000 acres created wildlife corridors, preserved water quality, educated landowners on proper land management and educated young and old on the environment around them. They host the annual Woods Water & Wildlife Festival that is great fun for the local families while it helps educate people on how to take care of their areas.