Windham Regional Woodlands Association Annual Meeting
Saturday, August 24 (Rain or shine), 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Let’s have a “Green” Meeting! To help, we ask that everyone be part of the Green Team.
What to bring:
Potluck dish for lunch, including a serving utensil
Travel mug for beverages
Chair, if you prefer a seat with a back. There will be a few chairs, but please try to bring your own if able.
For the field trip, suitable footwear for forest trails with moderate hills; insect and tick repellant; and, if it suits your needs or style, walking sticks.
$8.00 registration fee per person to cover grilling supplies and other meeting expenses
We ask that you please leave your dog at home. It is a long and complicated day!
8:30 Register for lunch, enjoy coffee and doughnuts with members old and new
9:00 Introduction by Daniel Dubie, fourth generation of forest owners, and other family members. How has the family kept the forest intact for so long? What is its future? The function and value of the forest as habitat connectivity between Jamaica State Park and the Nature Conservancy land.
9:45 Ecology and history of the adjacent 3,500 acre Glebe Mountain area by Nature Conservancy Ecologist Jon Binhammer
10:45.Overview of Shatterack forest management plan by Hayden Lake and description of afternoon walks
11:00 Forest Health and legislative update by Sam Schneski, Windham County Forester
11:30 WRWA Annual Meeting: Report of activities, budget report, election of new trustees, presentation of scholarship
After the Annual Meeting portion of the schedule, lunch is always a highlight of the day with potluck side dishes and organic burgers grilled to perfection. Please call ahead and let us know how many burgers/hotdogs/veggie burgers you would like. (802) 254-8325.
12:00 Potluck Lunch with choice of local organic beef burgers, hotdogs and veggie burgers, by Grillmaster Sam Schneski
1:15 –3:00 Choice of walks:
1) Dan Dubie and Hayden Lake will lead an informative walk through a recent harvest and other features of the family land.
2) A family member will lead a more challenging walk through the land to a hilltop viewpoint.
After the walks you can stay parked and walk to beautiful Hamilton Falls on your own. Maps will be provided.