Saturday August 25, 8:30 a.m. – late afternoon
In Newfane — Newfane Hill Old Common, Newfane Village Common (The Green), and at Bill’s place on Bensch Mountain.
This Annual Meeting will be a big one with optional events from 8:30 a.m. to late afternoon (maybe into the evening!). First, a tour of the Newfane Town Forest (“The Old Common”) at the top of Newfane Hill which includes the old village, accompanied by someone from the Windham County Historical Society, located in Newfane.
Then we move down to the current Newfane Village for some history and discussion of
legacy tree maintenance at the Newfane Green. Again, the Windham County Historical
Society will be there with some great background.
At 11:30 the annual business meeting will be at Bill’s place, followed by the traditional barbecue lunch and potluck. Bill will lead an afternoon workshop on small acreage management for sustainable home firewood production. The day will be capped by an appreciation of Bill Guenther’s years as Windham County Forester, aided by Munson Hick’s memories of his father, Halsey Hicks, the first Windham County Forester.
This will be the time for members also to share stories of Bill, and enjoy cake, libation and good company. All events are open to non-members.