Green Mountain Conservation Group is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization established in 1997.

Mission Statement:

Green Mountain Conservation Group protects the lakes, rivers and groundwater of the greater Ossipee Watershed, its aquifer, land, and associated natural resources to ensure prosperous communities and a healthy ecosystem for all. 

Our key programs are R.E.A.L.

Research – To gather background information and, where appropriate, scientific information, including sponsoring scientific research, to further GMCG’s educational and advocacy efforts.

Education – To expose the general public to the critical natural resources in the Ossipee Watershed by involving various audiences in the following programs:

  • Field trips, panel discussions, and municipal presentations
  • Quarterly Newsletter (Watershed News)
  • Symposia on special issues with expert guest speakers
  • Annual Watershed Celebration
  • Youth science programs

Advocacy – To present objective information with the belief that informed citizens will make good judgments about our unique watershed resources. Encourage individuals and small groups to take positive action for our resource protection and conservation, based on common-sense and non-confrontational approaches to resolving challenges.

Land Conservation – To promote voluntary land conservation for the protection of water resources, wildlife habitat, sustainable forestry and agriculture and quality of life.

Our mottos are “Healthy water, healthy communities!” and “Water knows no boundaries!”