Location: Meet at the Whitten Woods Trailhead on Highland Street in Ashland, NH. Click Here for a Google Map.
Registration: We are excited to partner with Eastern Adaptive Sports for this hike. For individuals in need of adaptive access, please indicate this requirement upon registration, and contact Geoff Krill at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.
This Week's Program:
Enjoy a nature friendly hike through Whitten Woods. Learn about the wonders of Whitten Woods from AmeriCorps member, Michael Hoffman! While hiking up to a beautiful lookout over the Squam Range, Michael will discuss the history and previous land use of the area and the diverse plant life along the trail. What better place to have lunch after trekking up the trails? Over a gorgeous lookout of the Squam Range of course!
All ages are welcome! Younger children must be accompanied by parents.
What to Bring:
Participants should dress in comfortable clothing & shoes for hiking (keeping in mind October weather so maybe pack a rain jacket & a warm layer). Bring a snack, lunch, water, and a high spirit for the outdoors!
This Week's LRCC Guide:
Hi, my name is Michael Hoffman and I just recently graduated this May (2018) from Stockton University with a B.S. in Environmental Science! My focus during my time at school was environmental quality with an interest in all the facets of the environmental sciences. I am currently an AmeriCorps Member working with the LRCC-SLA program! Being outside, whether its hiking, camping, kayaking, fishing, and especially hammocking are all things I have always loved to do. This probably came from basically spending my whole life leading up to college in the Boy Scouts of America. Of the many things I learned during my time with Scouts, having the ability to better understand the plant life in the area your hiking and being a good steward of the land was of up most importance. I hope you all get to see, learn, and share the similar passions for the outdoors and conservation of our beautiful lands as I do!
SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:
Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who spend their year on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.
Lakes Region Conservation Corps
The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about the program.