posted on: 1/31/2018

The Dover Open Lands Committee is pleased to announce the elected officers for 2017. Anna Boudreau was re-elected as the Chair of the committee and Kristen Murphy accepted the position of vice chair. Grant Killan will serve as secretary and Steve Bird, Planning Department liaison, will continue as treasurer.

Since its inception in 2000, the OLC has worked with the Conservation Commission to help conserve more than 830 acres of conservation land in Dover, leveraging over $5.8 million in state and federal grant funding. In addition, the OLC holds workshops and tours of conservation lands that are open to the public, such as the popular full-moon snowshoe walk.  

Dover Open Lands Committee announces 2018 officers

posted on: 1/31/2018

The Dover Open Lands Committee is pleased to announce the elected officers for 2017. Anna Boudreau was re-elected as the Chair of the committee and Kristen Murphy accepted the position of vice chair. Grant Killan will serve as secretary and Steve Bird, Planning Department liaison, will continue as treasurer.

Since its inception in 2000, the OLC has worked with the Conservation Commission to help conserve more than 830 acres of conservation land in Dover, leveraging over $5.8 million in state and federal grant funding. In addition, the OLC holds workshops and tours of conservation lands that are open to the public, such as the popular full-moon snowshoe walk.

The mission of the OLC is to identify and prioritize properties that are suitable for protection based on criteria developed in order to conserve their natural resource or wildlife and outdoor recreation values and preserve open lands within the city for current and future generations to enjoy.

This busy committee is seeking new members to serve on several subcommittees. From the protection of drinking water resources to purchasing land outright, or placing conservation easements on farm and forest lands, to safeguarding critical wildlife habitat, to preserving historic and scenic areas, there are many interesting tasks to take part in. Whether you like trail maintenance work, monitoring conserved properties, creating trail brochures, or organizing workshops, your skills will be put to productive use.

If interested in becoming a member or for more information about the OLC, call the Planning Department at 603-516-6008 or e-mail Steve Bird at s.bird@dover.nh.gov.