Stop by and chat with Bedford Land Trust volunteers to learn about hiking and outdoor recreational opportunities right here in Bedford. Learn about how the BLT is actively working to protect and conserve natural spaces. We'll have photos and maps of town conservation properties, so feel free to ask us about how you can get outdoors in town!
Hike at the Florence M. Tarr Wildlife Sanctuary in northwest Bedford, co-sponsored by the Piscataquog Land Conservancy and the BLT.
Join the BLT and PLC for a hike at the Florence M. Tarr Wildlife Sanctuary, a 332 acre property located on Joppa Hill Rd. along the boundary of Bedford and Goffstown, NH. There will be a 2 or 4 mile round-trip option; terrain is easy to moderate.
Registration is required. Please register at www.plcnh.org or call 487-3331. All registered walkers will receive details about the walk including driving directions.”
Please join us at the Pulpit Rock Conservation Area on Saturday, May 12, for our annual spring cleanup. The day begins at 9 a.m. at the parking lot at the New Boston Road entrance. Please bring gloves, trash bags, loppers and hand saws as well as plenty of water, sunscreen and bug repellant. Tasks will include general clean-up of fallen debris and litter as well as any bridge repairs that may be needed.
Sponsored by Pulpit Rock Subcommittee of the Bedford Conservation Commission
(Rain date, Saturday May 19, 2018 at 9 a.m.)
On Wednesday April 4th, the Bedford Land Trust and Piscataquog Land Conservancy will sponsor a program by the American Chestnut Foundation entitled: “Restoration of the American Chestnut Tree.” Wildlife Biologist Curt Laffin will discuss the history of this once prevalent tree, chestnut blight, and the efforts of the American Chestnut Foundation to restore it locally and throughout its historic range in eastern forests.
Date: Wednesday April 4, 2018
Time: 7 – 8:30pm
Place: Bedford Public Library, McAllaster Room 3 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, NH 03110
Please RVSP at email@example.com or call the Bedford Land Trust at 603-228-1231
For more information, please visit: www.bedfordlandtrust.org, www.plcnh.org or the American Chestnut Foundation at www.acf.org.
The Pulpit Rock Subcommittee’s annual trail clean up at Pulpit Rock Conservation Area will take place on Saturday June 3rd at 9:00 AM, with a rain date on June 4th starting at 1:00 PM.
Please meet at the New Boston Road parking lot. Tasks will include general clean-up of fallen debris and litter as well as any needed bridge repairs.
Please bring gloves, trash bags, loppers and hand saws as well as plenty of water, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
Please join members of the Bedford Land Trust for a Saturday morning snowshoe/winter hike at the Van Loan Preserve on February 18th from 10:00 AM to noon. A highlight of the walk will be to view the new spur trail, “Gene’s View”, at the southwest wetland. This trail is named in honor of Eugene M. Van Loan III for his longtime public service as both Town and School Moderator and for his efforts to preserve his family’s land with a conservation easement granted to the Bedford Land Trust in 2000. (In 2011, the family donated the 68-acre open space parcel to the Town of Bedford, but the conservation easement held by the Bedford Land Trust runs with the land in perpetuity).
Open to hikers of all ages, the walk will follow an approximately 1.3 mile loop over fairly flat land through beautiful woodlands and over Riddle Brook with views of an old dam and wetlands. The new spur trail starts near the junction of the Anna & Pic Loop and Hemlock Loop and heads southwest approximately 1/10 mile to an open view of the wetland – “Gene’s View.”
From the parking lot at Benedictine Park on Wallace Road, the hike will head west to the Van Loan Preserve. Please meet at the parking lot kiosk at 10:00. Heavy snowfall or downpour cancels the hike. Because of uneven and wet surfaces, hikers should wear appropriate footwear and use caution while crossing the steppingstones under the power lines that run across the land from north to south.
Under the conservation easement held by the Bedford Land Trust, passive recreation such as hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and bird watching is allowed at the Preserve. No wheeled vehicles are permitted.
Save the Date! The Bedford Land Trust's 26th annual meeting will be held on Thursday, October 27th, 6:00-8:30 PM at the Bedford Public Library
6:00 - Business Meeting
6:30 - Social
7:00 - Welcome and program by noted Senior Research Ecologist, Dr. Elizabeth Farnsworth of the New England Wild Flower Society, who will report on the “State of New England’s Native Plants: Challenges and Opportunities for Conserving New Hampshire Habitats.”
RSVP recommended at: info@BedfordLandTrust.org
"Joppa Hill Fields" by Josee Severino
“Bedford Land Trust - Celebrating 25 Years of Land Conservation through the Eye of an Artist”
Sponsored by the Bedford Land Trust and Sullivan Framing and Fine Art Gallery
Featured Artists: Marcia Blakeman, Dana Boucher, Bill Earnshaw, Randy Knowles, Sandra Kavanaugh, Judy McLean, Darlene Robyn, Dawn Sanel, Josee Severino, Amy Sullivan and Cheryl Vratsenes
Location: Sullivan Framing and Fine Art Gallery, 15 North Amherst Road, Bedford, NH 03110
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 6th, 6-9PM
Exhibit October 6 – November 26
For exhibit hours, please visit: www.sullivanframing.com, 603-471-1888