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Welcome to the fifth annual celebration of Climate Action Day!  We are excited about what’s in store for us this year and we are grateful for your engagement with the day.

All students are required to register for and attend Climate Action Day on Friday, April 26. You must register for the Opening Assembly Keynote Address AND either one (1) all day workshop OR two (2) short workshops: one Featured and one Student Choice.

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Friday, April 26 • 10:29am - 3:00pm
Habitat Restoration at Milne Nature Sanctuary FULL
Limited Capacity full

Location:  EPAC Commons
Vehicle: Van #2 (Ten (10) Passenger Van)

Students will join Ellen Snyder, Durham’s Land Stewardship Coordinator, to discuss and assess the health of the Mill Pond, the fate of the Mill Pond Dam, and the health of the tidal Oyster River and salt marsh below the dam. After a picnic lunch on the shores of Mill Pond, we will walk a short distance to Durham’s one-acre Milne Nature Sanctuary, where the Town is removing invasive plants and restoring the native plant community. Students will assist in pulling invasive plant seedlings and saplings, remove brush from along the river, restore a stone wall, and spread mulch along walking paths. This effort will help the Town in its goal to restore ecological health to the site and provide the public a more inviting place within walking distance of UNH and downtown Durham. We will wrap up with 5 minutes of quiet contemplation and assess how stewardship here and around Mill Pond helps with climate change resilience.

Wear clothing you don't mind getting dirty. Long pants, long shirts, sturdy shoes, cold weather or rain gear. Bring a filled water bottle.

 Ms. Snyder will provide: work gloves, tools, snacks, and extra water.  Lunch will be provided.


Ellen Snyder

Land Stewardship Coordinator, Town of Durham, NH

Friday April 26, 2019 10:29am - 3:00pm EDT
EPAC Commons for Transportation