Watershed Weekend Celebrates Wildlife

Watershed Weekend, Green Mountain Conservation Group’s annual celebration of the natural world, now in its eighth year, will take place on Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday the 23rd. With a theme of “Wildlife in the Watershed,” the weekend will feature speakers, exhibits, crafts and entertainment.

David Carroll, naturalist and author of “Year of the Turtle,” will be a keynote speaker on the 22nd at Camp Calumet on Ossipee Lake Road in Freedom, on the shore of the big lake. Carroll’s presentation will be followed by bug walks, loon and animal ecology talks and boat trips for the remainder of the day, ending with a kid’s calendar contest award ceremony.

Among the exhibitors during the day will be Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Black Bear Conservation Fund, N.H. Audubon and The Nature Conservancy.

On Sunday the 23rd, the venue switches to the Thompson Wildlife Refuge in Tamworth, where there will be an interpretive walk and bird talk from 7-9 AM.

Green Mountain Conservation Group is a non-profit organization based in Freedom dedicated to the protection of the Ossipee watershed. Information on Watershed Weekend is at www.gmcg.org.

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