Green Mountain Conservation Group is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization established in 1997. The mission of GMCG is to promote an awareness of and appreciation for clean water and the wise use of shared natural resources across the Ossipee Watershed and advocate strategies to protect them. The towns of Eaton, Effingham, Freedom, Madison, Ossipee, Sandwich, and Tamworth comprise the Ossipee Watershed. This watershed includes one of the largest and deepest stratified drift aquifers in New Hampshire. GMCG also serves the towns of Maine’s Sacopee Valley.
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!”