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, June 23, 2012

SAVE THE DATE! Winnicut River Restoration and Fish Pass OPEN HOUSE on JULY 21, 2012

SAVE THE DATE!  From 10-2 on Saturday, July 21st, visit the 'River Restoration and Fish Pass Open House' at the former dam site in Greenland on Rte 33!  Participating groups include:

Winnicut River Watershed Coalition
New Hampshire Rivers Council
CLF's Great Bay-Piscataqua Waterkeeper
NH Fish and Game, Marine Fisheries Division
Great Bay Trout Unlimited
NH DES Coastal Program

LOOK FOR OUR TENTS!  We'll be on the east side of the river; use the newly installed gravel driveway located on the north side of Rte 33 (left just before the Country View Restaurant heading east).  There will be a free, fun, creative activity for children, a native plant ID contest, items for sale, and loads of updates on the great work that these participating groups have been doing within the Winnicut River watershed (area of land that drains to the Winnicut River)!  Parking may be limited, so please be mindful!

FOLLOWING the Open House, the WRWC will head up to the Commons on Post Road to participate in the 22nd annual  community event from 2-6 PM!

We'll offer a fun, unique children's craft to make, a raffle on a 60-gal rotating compost bin and 60-gal rain barrel, and loads of informative handouts on all kinds of conservation efforts going on locally.  We'll also have wildflower-garden gifts to give away on a first-some first-serve basis!  See you then!