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Naturally Curious? A blog of natural wonders day by day. In 2013, TCC co-sponsored a talk by its author, Mary Holland of Vermont.
See the Tamworth 250th Celebration Photo Contest Winners
You can view the winning photographs here.
The Tamworth Conservation Commission (TCC), created by the voters in 1966 in accordance with RSA 36-A, is a volunteer board of the Town of Tamworth, NH, with members appointed by the Selectmen. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month and as needed, at the Town Office. The public is welcome.
For more information about conservation commissions, see the NH Association of Conservation Commissions.
Returning North with the Spring at Cook Memorial Library March 29, 7 pm.
In 1947, Edwin Way Teale, the most popular naturalist in the decade between Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson, followed the progress of spring over four months from the Everglades to the summit of Mount Washington. His best-selling book, North with the Spring, recounts the epic journey he and his wife Nellie undertook. In 2012, John Harris set out to retrace Teale’s route, stopping at unfamiliar wild places on the same calendar date on which Teale visited. Using Teale’s journal notes and photographs, Harris examined and compared changes in the flora, fauna, and lives of the people along the way. His account documents the losses, details the transformations, and celebrates the victories, for a remarkable number of east coast refuges have grown wilder during the intervening years.
John R. Harris is currently Projects Coordinator for the Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture at Franklin Pierce University. He holds a PhD in British and American literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has taught courses in nature writing, environmental literacy, regional history, American literature and composition at Franklin Pierce University. In addition, he has organized and helped to edit two regional anthologies—Where the Mountain Stands Alone and Beyond the Notches: Stories of North Country New Hampshire.
This program is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Tamworth Conservation Commission and Cook Memorial Library. The Cook Memorial Library is located at 93 Main Street, Tamworth, NH. Call 323-8510 for more information.
Managed Lands & Trails
Wetlands & Groundwater
Wetlands provide critical functions: protecting water we depend on and providing habitat.
Groundwater is THE source of drinking water for Tamworth residents. Its quality is vital to public health. You can help protect it...