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Hanover Conservancy Launches 2023 Capital Campaign

Jul 26, 2023 02:41PM ● By Virginia Dean
Last month the Hanover Conservancy launched a $2 million capital campaign, half of which would go into the organization’s endowment that provides funding for ongoing costs of conservation.

The campaign is geared mainly toward continuing to look after the land it has already conserved in town. Another $425,000 would fund new conservation efforts, while $300,000 would be earmarked for stewardship and another $275,000 for community engagement. So far, the conservancy has raised more than $1.3 million toward the $2 million goal. The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation has made a challenge grant of $600,000.

Founded in 1961, the Hanover Conservancy has safeguarded more than 1,000 acres in Hanover and has been a partner in the protection of another 1,000 acres, according to its news release. It is the oldest local land trust in New Hampshire. Its mission is to protect land and water in the Hanover community and to nurture an appreciation for Hanover’s natural environment. 

A private, nonprofit membership organization, the Hanover Conservancy works closely with its civic partners and provides outdoor education for all ages, leads stewardship projects at its natural areas, conserves key Hanover landscapes, and advocates for conservation-oriented public policy. It works in partnership with landowners, town government, other conservation groups, and developers to find conservation opportunities and solutions in Hanover. It can protect land through ownership, conservation easement, or identifying other conservation resources.

For further information, call (603) 643-3433, click here, or visit the Hanover Conservancy’s offices at 71 Lyme Road in Hanover.

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