DID YOU SEE OUR BANNER AT THE BLUE MOUNTAIN SNOWDUSTERS SLED DOG RACE?
We’re cheering for musher Sally Manikian and her Shady Pines Sled Dog Team. Sally, in her role as the Vermont/New Hampshire Representative for The Conservation Fund (“TCF”) has been instrumental in Grantham’s successful Sawyer Brook Headwaters Project.
When the Headwaters Property came under threat of clearcutting and possible development, TCF (a national nonprofit), the Town of Grantham, and Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust put together a partnership effort to acquire the property from the timber company that purchased it in early 2018. TCF took ownership of the Property jointly with the Town, buying us time to raise funds to complete the purchase. Thanks to Sally’s expertise and her work on behalf of TCF, the tireless fundraising efforts of Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust, and the generous appropriation from 2019 Town Meeting voters, we secured large state and private grants as well as sizeable contributions from individuals in Grantham and beyond. In the next few weeks, partners will execute the final documents to transfer full ownership of the Property to the Town and a conservation easement to Ausbon Sargent ensuring permanent protection of the Property and its natural and recreational resources. Sally was such a key part of our Town’s conservation team that we simply couldn’t resist a chance to cheer on her team. Thanks, Sally, and GO SHADY PINES SLED DOGS!
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