NOFANH Tours/workshops

July 12th, 2010 by CfRP

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Garden & Farm Tours

These tours/workshops offer excellent opportunities to learn from others that are farming and gardening organically, as well as practicing homestead arts. Everyone is welcome to attend any of these tours/workshops. Pre-registration is requested but not required. For the potluck gatherings that follow several of these events, please bring a dish to share and your own picnic set up, including plates, utensils, beverages and a chair or blanket.

Tours are held Rain or Shine (extreme weather will cancel)

Tours (and workshop) are $10 for NOFA members, $15 for non-members(children under 18 are free.) If you have financial need, please contact us.

For more information visit the NOFANH website and their newsletter PDF

Friends of the Arts

July 12th, 2010 by CfRP

Exciting news to share!!!

Friends of the Arts  is inviting all our Arts Partners and Friends to a very
special Author Presentation on Monday, July 19th at our newest venue on Main
Street, Plymouth, NH, known as the Art Cellar.  There is no fee to attend,
although donations are always welcome.

We are very fortunate to have world class author and former director of both
the National Museum of American History and The National Parks Service,
Roger G. Kennedy, present excerpts and images from his new book, “‘When Art
Worked: The New Deal, Art, and Democracy”.

Recently featured on NH Public Radio, Kennedy and his new book chronicles
the New Deal’s mobilization of artists to help reanimate our musical,
theatrical, pictorial, sculptural, and craft traditions, as it assisted
artists of landscape and citiscape to do their best work in the public
interest.

The presentation will begin at 6:30 and is sponsored by Friends of the Arts
Regional Arts Council.  Admission is free, although donations are always
welcome.

To register for the program or for more information, please call (603)
536-1182 or you can email Executive Director, Mark Dionne, at
mdionne@friends-of-the-arts.org.

Hope to see on the 19th!

Cynthia Vascak and Mark Dionne

Mark Dionne
Executive Director
Friends of the Arts Regional Arts Council PO Box 386 Plymouth, NH 03264
(603) 536-1182
mdionne@friends-of-the-arts.org
www.friends-of-the-arts.org

Cynthia Vascak Ph.D.
Chair, Art Department Plymouth State University Coordinator, MAT in Art
Education
17 High St., Plymouth, NH 03264
cynthiav@plymouth.edu

Upcoming Weeks Act Programs

July 1st, 2010 by CfRP

July 8, 2010

Marcia Schmidt Blaine will present “Saving the Mountains”  at Weeks State Park on Thursday July 8 at 7 PM. Weeks State Park is located off of Route 3 in Lancaster, NH. (Program description is the same as we used in her other talks). The program is free and open to the public. Come early and enjoy the scenic auto road and views from the summit. For more information call the Park at 788-4004.

Image via David Govatski

July 24, 2010

David Govatski will present “The Weeks Act and the Creation of the White Mountain National Forest” at AMC Pinkham Notch Camp on Route 16 (8 miles south of Gorham, NH) on Saturday evening 24 July at 8 PM. The program highlights the early days of the forest conservation movement in New England and the southern Appalachian Mountains that led to the passage of the Weeks Act in 1911. Historic photographs are used to help explain why and how the White Mountain Nation Forest was created, protected and restored. The program is free and open to the public.

July 29, 2010

David Govatski will present “The Weeks Act and the Creation of the White Mountain National Forest” at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods on Thursdayevening 29 July at 8:30 PM. The program highlights the early days of the forest conservation movement in New England and the southern Appalachian Mountains that led to the passage of the Weeks Act in 1911. Historic photographs are used to help explain why and how the White Mountain Nation Forest was created, protected and restored. The program is free and open to the public.

Educational Exhibition from Plymouth State University

June 28th, 2010 by CfRP

Protecting the Forests: The Weeks Act of 1911

Educational Exhibition from Plymouth State University

The exhibit “Protecting the Forests: The Weeks Act of 1911” focuses on the federal act that allowed the national government to purchase private lands for public forests in order to create an eastern National Forest system. New Hampshire’s White Mountains were among the first lands purchased under the Weeks Act.

The display is a series of easy to hang panels with text and images and includes a five double-sided free standing panels; there is also a comprehensive website (http://www.plymouth.edu/gallery/weeks-act/). The free touring exhibition includes educational brochures and on-line standards-based curriculum packets for educators.

The exhibition is a means of public education, outreach and engagement prior to and during to the numerous statewide events planned for 2011 to celebrate the Weeks Act Centennial. The Act is of particular importance to New Hampshire because it was named after Congressman John W. Weeks from Lancaster and was vigorously promoted by New Hampshire associations and individuals.

Quality and accuracy of information in the exhibition are insured by Dr. Marcia Schmidt Blaine, associate professor of history at Plymouth State University, and Dr. Linda Upham-Bornstein.

The exhibition is being toured by Plymouth State University, Dr. Catherine S. Amidon, director of the project, in collaboration with Dr. Thaddeus Guldbrandsen, director of the Center for Rural Partnerships.

The exhibition is funded in part by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

For tour information contact:

Dr. Catherine S. Amidon,
Director, Karl Drerup Art Gallery and Exhibitions Program
Curator, Museum of the White Mountains
Plymouth State University
MSC 21B, 17 High St., Plymouth, NH 03264
603 535 2646
camidon@plymouth.edu

Most of the exhibition is online :

http://www.plymouth.edu/gallery/weeks-act/

There are standards based downloadable curriculum materials for teachers at:

http://www.plymouth.edu/gallery/547/protecting-the-forest-the-weeks-act-of-1911-educational-materials/

Tour Schedule:

  • Plymouth State University
  • The Balsams, Dixville Notch, May 24-28, 2010
  • The exhibition is touring to:
  • Weeks State Park, Lancaster, NH June – September
  • Colebrook, place tbd, September
  • The Highland Center, Crawford Notch, September – October
  • St. Kieran Art Center, Berlin, NH, Jan 16 – March 27, 2011
  • Mt Washington Observatory, North Conway, summer
  • Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, Concord, September – October

Dates haven’t been established but it will also tour to:

  • National Forest Service, Campton
  • Wentworth Inn, Jackson

The free-standing panels may be folded to 6 feet x 2 ½ feet x 5 inches.

Black Bears? GPS? Come learn more about the moving patterns of Black Bears using GPS

May 24th, 2010 by CfRP

Estimating Fine-Scale Movement Patterns of Black Bear using GPS Telemetry

Thursday, May 27th at 1:00 PM in Boyd 001

Thesis Defense

By
Catherine B. Callahan

Center for the Environment
Masters in Environmental Science and Policy Candidate

Callahan Thesis Defense (PDF)

Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products

May 21st, 2010 by CfRP

Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products

Exploring their Occurrence and Effects in the Environment

Monday May 24th at 9:00am Boyd 001

Thesis Defense

By

Rebecca Harvey

Center for the Environment
Masters in Environmental Science and Policy Candidate

Harvey Thesis Defense (PDF)

Agri-leisure: the “fun” of local food

May 17th, 2010 by CfRP
Agri-leisure: the “fun”Agri-leisure: the “fun” of local food
Exploring farms, recreation, tourism, and local/regional food systems
“Agrileisure,” a theoretical concept rooted in multifunctional agriculture, serious leisure, interactional community, sense of place, and play.

Weeks Act Resolution

May 17th, 2010 by CfRP
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
MAY 11, 2010
Mr. MORAN of Virginia submitted the following resolution; which was referred
to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees
on Agriculture and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently
determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such
provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned111TH CONGRESS
2D SESSION H. RES. 1348
Recognizing the vision of John W. Weeks and his contribution to the conservation effort with the passage of the Weeks Act in 1911, a significant conservation achievement in the history of the United States.

111TH CONGRESS

2D SESSION H. RES. 1348

Recognizing the vision of John W. Weeks and his contribution to the conservation effort with the passage of the Weeks Act in 1911, a significant conservation achievement in the history of the United States.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

MAY 11, 2010

Mr. MORAN of Virginia submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

View full PDF on the Weeks Act Resolution

Forest History Society has prepared a new website for the Weeks Act.

May 17th, 2010 by CfRP

“To help celebrate the centennial of the Weeks Act in 2011, the Forest History Society has prepared a new website. Passed in 1911, the Weeks Act authorized the federal government to purchase lands in the eastern United States for stream-flow protection, and allowed for those lands to be managed as national forests by the U.S. Forest Service. The law also called for public-private cooperation for fire fighting around the country. Though subsequent laws expanded the power and reach of the act to western forests, for all intents and purposes the Weeks Act is the “organic act” of the eastern national forests. The website makes use of the extensive holdings of the Forest History Society, and may be found in our U.S. Forest Service History web pages at. You will find a flyer attached with more information. Please feel free to post it or forward it to interested parties.” – Cheryl Oakes

The Forest History Society’s Weeks Act Webpage

U.S. Forest Service History Flyer

The CfRP is on Facebook!

May 11th, 2010 by CfRP
CfRP Facebook Link

Photo by: Katie Benton

Join our Facebook page and you can see up-to-date information about events and projects! Alose become a fan of the  Weeks Centennial Act, NFEHRN, and the Community Roadmap Project!

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Contact Us

Mailing Address:
MSC 68, 17 High St.
Plymouth State University

(603) 535-3275 (Voice)
psu-cfrp@plymouth.edu

Ben Amsden
Interim Director
blamsden@plymouth.edu
(603) 535-3276

Marylynn Cote
Administrative Assistant
mcote9@plymouth.edu
(603) 535-3271

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