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 13, 2010

Invasive Species Talk at Portsmouth Public Library

On Wednesday, November 17th, the Advocates for the North Mill Pond will host a presentation given by Douglas Cygan, Invasive Species Coordinator for the N.H. Dept. of Agriculture. His focus will be invasive upland plant species.

Mr. Cygan will bring us information about the N.H. rules and regulations regarding these plants, help us learn how to identify some of N.H.'s worst invaders and how best to protect our property from the spread of these unwelcome invaders. A colorful guide to these invasive plants species will be available to all attendees.

Refreshments served at 6:45pm. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Hilton Garden Room of the Portsmouth Public Library. Please direct questions to:

Steve Miller
Coastal Training Program Coordinator
Great Bay NERR
89 Depot Road
Greenland, NH 03840
(603) 778-0015 ext 305

From Steve:

"Invasive species control is a growing problem. Invasive species reduce biological diversity, diminish the ability of our habitats to sustain wildlife, replace valuable native species, and weaken other ecological functions that benefit us all.

[Cygan's presentation provides] an opportunity to discuss the issue with other municipal board members as well as get updated on current efforts to control invasive species. Please pass this notice to others who may have interest."

Saturday, November 6, 2010

How Does Your Lawn Grow?

Now airing on Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN), an award-winning documentary, 'A Chemical Reaction', takes an in-depth look at the lawn chemical industry, providing a compelling basis for why every lawn should be free from pesticides.

Imagine if we could achieve "pesticide-free" neighborhoods!?