Published On: August 20th, 2017

Dear Friends,

MAY 1, 2017 marked the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the Green Mountain Conservation Group. While I know many amazing things have happened and there has been so much positive conservation work done as a result of this path, it also came with much pain and a compromise to my time as an artist. At this 20th year crossroad, I can reflect on all that has happened, the amazing people I have worked with, the energy of support from towns and our cross border partners in both Maine and New Hampshire and our partnerships with so many different stakeholders……so many blessings and incredible connections….. It has been an amazing and humbling journey!

Happy Birthday Green Mountain Conservation Group!

In celebration of Green Mountain Conservation Group’s 20th Birthday (May 1, 1997-May 1 2017) I will be posting Memories on Mondays in May through September on the GMCG Facebook page.  If you would like to be part of this journey please “like” Green Mountain Conservation Group on our Facebook page. We are trying to raise funds for our new home—-The Patricia and Charles Watts Conservation Center also known as the Blue Heron House on the Ossipee River and expansion of staff needed to run our programs. We are doing this online through this campaign by asking you to consider a gift of $20 in honor of our 20th Birthday. Do you have a connection to the Ossipee Watershed? Did you know a former staff person or Board member over the past 20 years who you would like to honor? Can you also invite your own friends and families who have connections to this Watershed or a specific person and ask for a contribution too?

Donations can be made to : CLICK HERE

Each gift of $1000 raised in a specific person’s name will honor that person with a plaque on a rocking chair. For example—if you send in a donation of $20 in a staff or previous board member’s name, that will be tracked and recorded as a gift to honor that specific person. If you can help by inviting 50 friends to do the same then you will have helped raise $1000 and that person and you will have your name on one of our porch rocking chairs.

Thank you all for your personal support to my work over the past 20 years.  Thank you for your caring, volunteering, working and speaking up for science based conservation of our shared natural resource!

Now that we are well into this time period, if you missed a post and would like to know more about GMCG’s roots and challenges, look to the right-hand margin for links for all previously published posts.  Enjoy!

Thank you!

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Blair Folts, GMCG Executive Director