The Weeks Act, passed in 1911, is marking its 100th Anniversary. The Weeks Act authorized the Federal purchase of land which has since helped to create 52 National Forests, including the White Mountain National Forest. These valuable forests now provide clean water, wildlife habitat, recreation opportunities, forest products and so much more.
We are celebrating this important legislation and milestone at the Weeks Act Centennial Festival on July 29th. There will be areas of activity to enjoy in several Pavilions at the base of the Mount Washington Auto Road.
The Main Pavilion will highlight partnerships in conservation, recreation, and a White Mountain Marketplace that showcases area services, products and attractions. The Main Pavilion will also host the stage where music, comedy and storytelling will be presented.
The Forest and Family Experience Pavilion will have many hands-on, family-friendly activities, including Hike Safe instruction, Junior Ranger activities and forest explorations. You will find forestry demonstrations from past and present, watch craftsmen create their wares from wood, and learn about all that the forests have to offer at the Woodlands Pavilion. Food and refreshments will be available all day long under the Festival Food Pavilion.
This free, public event is part of a coordinated New Hampshire effort celebrating the Weeks Act Centennial and honoring the tradition of conservation and partnerships exemplified by the Act.
For more information, go to www.weekslegacy.org, or call 603.536.6100.