Do you live on the Winnicut River, or one of its brooks or streams? Would you like to learn how to have a "better backyard" or be a steward for wildlife? Do you enjoy birding, kayaking, or trail walking? Have you got Invasive Plant Problems? Would you like to learn more about the Winnicut River and its wildlife diversity, from its treefrogs and trout lilies to its black bears and white cedars? If you can answer "yes" to any of the above, we need YOU. The WRWC is working hard to develop a Better Backyard campaign which promises to be a rewarding program for land/homeowners interested in protecting the integrity of the Winnicut River, its streams and brooks, and ultimately Great Bay, and the wildlife that lives and breeds here. E-mail us today to learn more at

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Good workshop for Winnicut River watershed advocates

This workshop has been postponed until January 29 and now will be held at the Greenland town hall.  Time will be the same 7:00-9:00.  See you then.

Like getting into the nitty-gritty on stormwater runoff? Join us for a 2-hr workshop on stormwater management in the Winnicut River Watershed. The event is sponsored by 'Green Infrastructure for NH's Coastal Watershed' and the Greenland Conservation Commission. The evening will feature several presentations, with time throughout for questions and group discussion of key issues in this watershed.

Join us on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. No registration required, and the workshop is free.

Please RSVP to Julie LaBranche

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For more information about the Green Infrastructure Project visit

Friday, April 4, 2014

While Picking Up Trash One Afternoon...

Jean was on site at the former dam site parking area on Bayside, picking up debris and trash (25lbs...) when she bumped into this suspiciously located skeleton.

Fish and Game staff were across the way setting up a funnel net in the river.  Most of us figured this was a Striped bass skeleton.  The spine measured approximately 13-14" long. 

In this next photo, which you can click on to enlarge, makes it easier to see the large mouth.

So, fished by an eagle and dragged up the banking, or left by an eagle and dragged up by a mammal, or tossed by a fisherperson?  Anyone catching striped bass in the tidal section of the river?


Thursday, November 21, 2013

YOU are invited! - December 16, 2013

Good Fundraiser at Robert's Maine Grill!

Robert's Maine Grill, in Kittery, Maine, will host a “Community Supper” on November 26th and again on December 3rd to help support the Great Bay-Piscataqua Waterkeeper, a program of the Conservation Law Foundation.

The Great Bay-Piscataqua Waterkeeper is working to restore the health of our waters by being a strong, local voice for the Great Bay estuary. Sewage treatment plants, stormwater systems, fertilizing practices, shellfishing closures, and disappearing eelgrass, to name a few, require our attention today.

Great Bay-Piscataqua Waterkeeper, Jeff Barnum, says, “We all deserve clean water to live, work, and play. Livelihoods, ecosystems, and recreational opportunities are at risk. The Great Bay Estuary needs our attention now.”

Every Tuesday and Wednesday night, Robert’s Maine Grill offers a “Community Supper” starting at 4pm. The supper is $14; offering a three course menu – a mid-week “recession buster” offering. To add to the community spirit Robert’s donates a portion of the proceeds from the evening to a local non-profit. The menus are Robert’s-style in nature: Maine comfort food with an updated twist. Reservations are recommended. Robert’s regular dinner menu is also available. Upcoming Community Supper menus are posted at

Saturday, April 27, 2013

A Public Invitation from Rockingham Planning Commission

Hello Friends and Colleagues,

[You are invited to] a public participation event hosted by NH Listens as part of Rockingham Planning Commission's Granite State Future project. The Granite State Future project is an initiative led by the nine regional planning commissions in NH to simultaneously update their regional master plans.

This is an opportunity for residents of RPC's planning region to voice their concerns, opinions and vision for the future of southeastern New Hampshire - what works, what could be better, what our future will look like. Your input will be incorporated as we prepare our new regional master plan. RPC will also hold an Open House event and other public participation events starting in June and through fall of this year.

The NH Listens event will be held from 7:00-9:00pm (check-in from 6:30-7:00pm) on Tuesday, May 14th at the Sanborn Regional High School, 17 Danville Road, Kingston, NH. Registration is encouraged - see the registration link in below.

Please forward this announcement to friends and others who live in southeastern NH communities. And if you choose attend - bring a friend a or two! We hope to see you there.

Thank you,
Julie LaBranche

Senior Planner
Rockingham Planning Commission
156 Water Street
Exeter, NH 03833
Phone: (603) 778-0885
Fax: (603) 778-9183