MPPA Educational Programs & Material


08/29/06    They Sawed Up a Storm by Sara Smith, UNH Forest Industry Specialist

08/22/07    Well and Well Water by Bernie Lucie of NHDES

02/17/08    Dog Sledding Demonstration & Presentation by Nik Palmer of Brinbella Kennel

05/16/08    Messer Pond Watershed Study by Charlie Hirshberg of CLD Engineers

05/16/08    Messer Pond Best Management Practices by Charlie Hirshberg of CLD Engineers

07/25/09    2009 Annual Meeting Presentation: Messer Pond Water Quality - Where Do We Go From Here? by Sara Steiner of NHDES

08/19/09    The State of the Loon by Harry Vogel, Loon Preservation Committee

03/10/10    Exploring the Environmental Chemistry of Messer Pond by Harvey Pine, Colby-Sawyer College

07/17/10   2010 Annual Meeting Presentation: Partnering with the Messer Pond Protective Association to Protect Messer Pond and its Watershed by Andrea LaMoreaux of NH Lakes

09/15/10    GIS & Assessing Presentation by Norm Bernaiche, Tri-Town Assessor


"They Sawed Up a Storm" - Background on the well attended Presentation Aug. 29, 2006 at Tracy Library given by Sarah Smith, UNH Forestry Industry Specialist, about the impact of the Hurricane of '38 on New England's forests and how a group of dedicated women operated a sawmill on Turkey Pond in Concord, NH, to process logs salvaged from the hurricane.  Messer Pond was also used for log storage.  Many logs still remain here and occasionally float to the surface.  


Sarah Smith discusses the  NH Historical Marker entitled "Turkey Pond - 1938 Hurricane."  Click on photo for details.  Presentation Photos by Sandy Brown.



Turkey Pond Sawmillers Violet Storey and Barbara Webber photographed by John Collier, 1943, Library of Congress LC-USW3-034163-C.  Click on photo for details.





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