Partner Programs

Check this space for programs being offered by partner organizations in Windham County that you may be interested in:

These two programs are being hosted by the Connecticut River Joint Commission:

The Farm Bill and the Connecticut River Watershed of VT & NH

April 15, 2024 – 10am to 2pm

Lunch to be provided, RSVP required – REGISTER here!

Location: Newmont Farm, 161 Mallary Road, Bradford, VT 05033

The Connecticut River watershed of Vermont and New Hampshire is home to a diversity of farms. Many of these farms are small and provide niche products, especially when compared to the large farms of the Midwest and elsewhere in the United States. The farm bill is the single most important national legislation for farmers, food, and nutrition. The 2018 farm bill is up for replacement before September 2024, after being extended in 2023. What might be in a renewed farm bill and how will it affect our local farmers? What more or less could be done that might benefit the Connecticut River watershed farmers? Hear about and discuss these questions with state representatives and local farmers through this bi-state event.

Making Room: Land Use and Resilience

May 22, 2024 – 9am to Noon

Light refreshments to be provided, RSVP encouraged – REGISTER here!

Location: Community Room at the Kilton Library, 80 Main Street, West Lebanon, NH

Land Use Planning has an important job to guide and inform where each use is situated on the landscape.  Land has different potentials, values, and risks. Land may be connected or disconnected from existing human infrastructures. It may provide unique ecosystems or corridors for wildlife. While land is individually owned, impacts are often communally shared, both positive and negative. Fairness then requires that the community participate in the land use process. What can this process look like? Is it fair? Does our land use meet a community’s goals to affordably make room for residents, to protect our natural resources, and further the local economy? Explore these questions and more with our speakers. In the workshop portion, you will dive in more to practice and discuss activities for participatory decision making.

Invasive Plant Workshop with Long View Forest at Grafton Nature Museum

June 1, 2024 from 9-12

Join Grafton Nature Museum on Saturday, June 1st from 9-12 for a hands-on workshop on the management of non-native invasive plants with local forest management professionals from Long View Forest.

Learn how to:

  • to identify numerous common invasive species;
  • why they should be removed to enhance ecosystem function;
  • the best removal techniques by species, age, concentration, and season;
  • disposal techniques and considerations.
  • how to execute management practices on your property 

We will be exploring surrounding natural areas as part of this program and actively managing areas of concern on the Nature Museum property as part of this experience.

Learn to identify and remove the following species on The Nature Museum property:

  • Japanese knotweed
  • Oriental bittersweet
  • Japanese barberry
  • Glossy & common buckthorn
  • Burning bush

Please consider bringing work gloves, pruners, and/or tree saws. Additional equipment will be available to borrow. Please come prepared with the weather and activities in mind. Proper clothing, footwear, a water bottle, insect repellent, a snack, etc. This will happen light rain or shine. If there’s particularly bad weather, there will be an alternative indoor program focusing on the topic.

Registration is by donation. For more information, please visit: