New Hampshire Friends of the
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The New Hampshire Friends of the Suncook River is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) charitable conservation organization founded in 2001. In January of 2001, over twenty folks from throughout the watershed met in Barnstead, NH to discuss the possibility of developing a network of greenways within the Suncook River Watershed.There was representation from Conservation Commissions, Planning Commissions, Selectmen offices, Schools, Fish & Game, UNH Cooperative Extension, as well as interested individuals and landowners, to name a few.
To identify and facilitate protection of natural resources, important cultural and historical areas; including water resources, riparian lands, farm and forest lands, wildlife habitat, recreational areas, and scenic areas.
To identify lands to form greenways within the watershed and to join protected lands with adjacent greenways and other land protection projects.
To educate and engage the public about the watershed, the river and the importance of our efforts, thereby creating a sense of community within the entire watershed.
To educate landowners, public officials and interested citizens in the importance of permanently protecting open space lands by demonstrating their attributes and contributions to the economy and a desirable quality of life.
To support and cooperate with governmental, charitable and other private and public institutions in activities that are consistent with the purposes of the corporation.
To attract broad public support through grants and contributions, directly or indirectly in ways consistent with the purposes of the corporation.