Thursday, September 21st - 5:00-7:30pm
A potluck dinner for attendees will celebrate the region’s late summer harvest and showcase this unique collaboration of partners. The event is an opportunity for those who serve on their town's conservation commissions to meet and learn more about each other's work. Those not serving on an agriculture or conservation commission, but are still interested in their work, are also welcome to join in this event.
The evening will feature a discussion lead by Colin Lawson, New England Culvert Project Coordinator of Trout Unlimited, on evaluating culverts and stream crossing infrastructure in your community, and how to go about implementing a stream restoration program. Those in attendance are invited to join in good food and good conversation following Colin’s presentation, to discuss how to get started on a stream crossing assessment and set priorities for restoration goals in your town. This event is a collaboration of the NH Association of Conservation Commissions and the Cheshire County Conservation District.
RSVP is required in order to get an accurate head count. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share for the evening's potluck. NHACC and CCCD will also provide some locally sourced snacks.
For more information, contact Amanda Littleton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603.756.2988 x116.
Colin Lawson, New England Culvert Project Coordinator, Trout Unlimited
Mr. Lawson joined Trout Unlimited (TU) in 2010 as the New England Culvert Project Coordinator. His focus is to reconnect Eastern brook trout habitat in priority New England watersheds through the removal, replacement or retrofit of currently impassable stream crossings. Colin also strives to improve aquatic habitat utilizing large wood and other structural additions during instream channel restorations on both private and public lands. Colin works with TU’s state councils and chapters, local, state and federal agencies, landowners, and other non-profit organizations in the Green and White Mountain National Forests and across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. Prior to joining TU, Colin managed cross country ski areas in Vermont before returning to graduate school to study environmental science at Antioch New England University.