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Latest Work Day – Report from the Field

On October 26, Lebanon Parks n’Rec organized a workday on the MRG. Volunteers from the Valley Bible Church in WRJ joined folks from Lebanon to install 5 more benches along the trail, bringing the total to 6. In addition, we worked on pulling weeds which were encroaching on the trail, applied wood preservative to the wooden fence, and helped anchor the umbrella sculpture by the Mascoma River.   – Rainie Kelly

Thanks to all who vounteered! Good to know the shifting Umbrella sculpture is now anchored in place!

MRG Walk and Work Days

Looking north from the MRG bridge over the Mascoma River

Free Fall MRG Walk – Friday, October 25th 10am to 11am, Mascoma River Greenway; For all ages. Stretch those legs this Fall and enjoy foliage along the MRG. Bring a water bottle, chat with other community members and make some friends! Meet at the Leb Rec Office in River Valley Community College. Register online at LebanonNH.com/Register.
Volunteer Day on the Greenway – Saturday, October 26th 9am to 12pm, Mascoma River Greenway; Interested in volunteering on the Mascoma River Greenway? Contact Krissy at flythe@lebanonnh.gov for more information.

Wildlife on the MRG

Do you have photos and/or stories of wildlife seen on the MRG? We’d love to add them to our collection on the  MRG  Wildlife page. Please send to mcgovern.patricia(at)gmail.com

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New Bench Installed


The folks in Lebanon Recreation & Parks wear many hats, and today, some were wearing their bench-installation hats. Thanks to Doug McGrath and Krissy Flythe, we now have a bench installed on the western end of the MRG, near the umbrella sculpture, and almost ready for use. Rest and enjoy the beautiful view of the river!

New MRG Quest!

Mascoma River Greenway Co-Chair, Frank Gould, has created a new MRG Quest for Vital Communities.  Can you fill in the blanks? Find the historical markers? Complete the Quest?

Overview:
This Quest takes you on the Mascoma River Greenway. You will discover
hidden parts of Lebanon and lovely views of the river. The length of the
Greenway is 2.5 miles one way. This is a great Quest to do on a bike!

Click here to view/print the clues and map for this quest.

And you can get a little bit of Lebanon’s railroad history here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leb Fest MRG Bike Ride for Kids

Kids of all ages and abilities are welcome to explore the Mascoma River Greenway during LebFest,  Saturday, at 3:30 pm. The group will leave from the Upper Valley Mountain Bike Association tent (corner of the Lebanon Green closest to the fire department.) Members of the UVMBA and a police escort will be part of the trip.

Leb Fest:A Festival for Everyone: Food trucks, Music, Games, and More! Admission is FREE!

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FEATURING:
> Chili Competition feat. Local Restaurants from 2:30–4:00 PM
> Raq-on Dance at 2:15pm
> Reckless Breakfast at 3pm
> Jake Willeman & Friends at 4:30pm
> Tuck Rock Dojo at 5:15pm
> Dartmouth Rockapellas at 6pm

HEADLINE EVENT:
Brooks Hubbard Band in Concert at 7:00pm
(Concert admission is $10 and will be held in the First Congregational Church by Colburn Park)

BUY CONCERT TICKETS HERE:
https://brookshubbardatlebfest.eventbrite.com

 

Climate Strike Action – Planting the Fruits of Tomorrow Today!

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How lucky we were to have a beautiful day and so many Upper Valley Apple Corps folks and friends of Mascoma River Greenway responding to the call for volunteers.

The work was hard – gravel, rocks, boulders, hard-pack . . . all kinds of tools were needed

Different teams took on the varied parts of the project. Clearing brush, digging, struggling with boulders.

Imagine encountering this challenge and succeeding!

Rocky soil was sifted, apple trees and elderberry bushes set in place, in-filled, and topped off with cardboard mulch and compost.

Removing tape from reused boxes.


Water for plants.


Elderberries planted.


More compost! More water! More wood chips!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two apple trees and two elderberry bushes were finally in place. Phase one accomplished!

A hearty crew set off for the next phase on the western end at the Price Chopper access.

Water, compost, and mulch trucked in – thanks Bart Guetti!

Eric, Barry, and Kathy planting a Red Osier DogwoodEric, Barry, and Kathy plant dogwood.


Kye, Bodhi, Barbara, and Eric planting the wetland rose bush.

Josie and Thomas planting aronia (black chokeberry)

 

Mulch brigade!

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An apple tree and three organic high-bush blueberries planted near the umbrella sculpture, and high-bush cranberry, aronia, button bush, wetland rose, and red osier dogwoods planted in the moist area at the base of the Price Chopper access drive. Mission accomplished. Thank you Upper Valley Apple Corps and friends of Mascoma River Greenway And thanks to the Robert F. Church Charitable Trust for funding this MRG Pollinator Corridor project.