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MMRG's 5th Annual 'CC Mixer' set for October 26

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Stake holders pore over conservation maps at a recent mixer. (MMRG photo)

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways will hold its 5th annual 'CC Mixer' on Thursday evening, October 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Wolfeboro Town Hall. Guest speaker and facilitator Steve Whitman, of Resilience Planning and Design, will provide an overview and orientation to the resources developed for MMRG's new Conservation Action Plan, 'Our Home, Our Land, Our Tomorrow.' The program will also feature networking, information-sharing, and brainstorming by Conservation Commissioners and municipal officials from MMRG's seven service towns: Brookfield, Farmington, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Wakefield, and Wolfeboro. Members of the public interested in learning about the process of planning for conservation are welcome to attend.

Whitman uses whole system planning approaches that place emphasis on the value and interests of each unique place, stakeholder engagement and outreach activities. Whitman was co-lead with conservation planner Dan Sundquist on MMRG's recently completed Conservation Planning project and he spoke at the kick-off Community Visioning Session last fall about the social benefits that accrue from thoughtful conservation planning. On this occasion, he'll offer specifics on how towns can make use of the new Conservation Action Plan and associated resource maps.

Members of municipal Select Boards, Planning Boards, Zoning Boards of Adjustment, and Conservation Commissions, and others who are involved in community development planning are all invited to participate. The evening will begin with networking and complimentary light appetizers, followed by a round table about existing and proposed Town conservation initiatives. After Whitman's short presentation, break-out groups will look at maps and brainstorm possibilities for implementing the Conservation Action Plan.

This event is free and open to the public but preregistration is required. For more information, call MMRG's Education Coordinator Kari Lygren at (603) 978-7125 or email info@mmrg.info. MMRG, a non-profit land trust, works to conserve and connect important water resources, farm and forest lands, wildlife habitats, and recreational land and offers many educational opportunities to inform all ages about the benefits of our region's natural resources.

The Wolfeboro Town Hall is located at 86 South Main St.

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