Find past newsletter articles, press releases, and other media showcasing local agriculture, placed-based education, and conservation of natural resources in Sullivan County.

An Ocean in Sullivan County?

For the past 3 years, I have been asking friends about their favorite swimming holes, places they like to cool off in during the hottest months of the year. I was told about one here or there, but the most common answer was "Goshen Ocean". I figured it was a huge lake that you couldn't see across and wasn't sure why I hadn't come across it yet. Well, this summer, I finally decided to check out this ocean in Goshen while my 14 year old nephew, Dustin, was visiting. He loves to fish and I just purchased 2 kayaks for us to go out in, so I thought we'd go find it. I looked online and was told to park near a cemetery, because there is easier access for kayaks there. When we got there, we notice


Students from all over the Upper Valley gathered together this past week at Saint Gaudens to attend their annual STEAM Camp. Dawn brought the SCCD stream table to Blow Me Down Farm in Cornish and students observed how water moves over and around obstacles in the stream. Small groups of students were challenged to create a town that included houses, vegetation, and a bridge with a culvert system and protect it from the power of storm and flood waters. They got a chance to think like city planners and test their ideas on the river model. The theme of water and movement continued as the middle school students created self-propelled boats that were raced down the river and finished with a strea

Watershed Ecology Institute Gallery

Teachers from around the state came together to learn about the ecology and health of watersheds and how to map them using ArcGIS tools. They explored the Eco Ag Center at the County Farm campus and the Little Sugar River in Unity. NH Fish and Game staff and volunteers led and funded this amazing 3-day workshop that included story mapping, water quality surveying, electroshock fishing, place-based education techniques, and Project Aquatic Wild activities.

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