Preserving natural wonders
Friday, January 18, 2013
Last weekend, about 96 people strapped on their snowshoes and helped raise money for the Beaver Brook Conservation Association.
The event took place in Hollis, but reaped far more benefits than just funds for Beaver Brook and its programs. The small community again secured its place as a welcoming community with a lot to offer.
We applaud the many people who took part, including those who worked behind the scenes to get the event off the ground.
The racers who came from surrounding communities and states were treated to well-groomed trails maintained by the Hollis Nor’Easters Snowmobile Club and other local clubs. The staff and volunteers at Beaver Brook hosted the event, and Michael Amarello of Merrimack promoted and organized the race through his company, 3C Race Productions.
Beaver Brook contains about 2,000 acres of trails, forest and open areas fit for passive and active recreation.
If you have never experienced the many activities and programs it offers, you are missing out.
In addition to outdoor fitness classes and snowshoeing excursions, the center provides information on wildlife and survival skills; just a few of the many programs held year-round.
Their mission is to protect natural resources, and events like the Jan. 12 Beaver Brook 5K Snowshoe Race and Walk, help them preserve the wonders of the outdoors for many generations to come.