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Public invited to Annual Meeting & Field Day at Tin Mountain

May 09, 2019
ALBANY — The public is invited to Tin Mountain Conservation Center's 21st Annual Meeting and Field Day on Saturday, May 11 at the Nature Learning Center on Bald Hill Road in Albany, NH. Join Tin Mountain trustees, staff and members and friends for a day of nature planned activities.

A fabulous itinerary is planned that includes field trips, awards and meeting, lunch and a great presentation by keynote, entomologist, Dr. Alan Eaton. The meeting is a great opportunity to learn what Tin Mountain has accomplished in the past fiscal year, and has planned for the future.

The Tin Mountain Annual Awards and Meeting begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Room at the Nature Learning Center on Bald Hill Road in Albany. Director, Lori Jean Kinsey will introduce staff and highlight Tin Mountain's accomplishments during the past fiscal year as well as discuss upcoming projects. Trustee Chair, Rick Steber will introduce Tin Mountain trustees and officers, acknowledge incoming board members, Karl Pfeil, North Conway resident, served formerly from 2009-2016, Susan Pfeil, North Conway resident, formerly awarded Tin Mountain's volunteer of the Year, and Jason Dennis a resident of Madison, currently an attorney at the Fryeburg, Maine law office of Hastings Malia P.A. Rick Steber will also thank and acknowledge the services of outgoing trustees; after which, treasurer Leslie Schomaker will review the financials then yearly awards will be announced. Following the meeting, enjoy a fabulous, New England potluck prepared by Tin Mountain trustees and staff complimented by a hearty, vegetarian chili thanks to Café Noche.

At 1 p.m., Keynote Speaker: Dr. Alan Eaton, Retired Entomology and IPM State Specialist, Emeritus will talk about "Beneficial Insects and Where to Find Them." Dr. Alan Eaton worked for UNH Cooperative Extension is the area of Insect Pest Management since 1978. Some of his research focused on the management of fruit insects as well as the biology and distribution of ticks.

Start the day by joining one of four morning field trips.

Will Broussard, birder and Tin Mountain trustee will lead a Birding Trip to the Brownfield Bog.

Participants will meet 7 a.m. at the Gas Station on Rt. 5 in Brownfield, ME.

The follow three field trips are led by Tin Mountain staff and will be held on the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center property in Albany. Chose from Redlining the Rockwell Sanctuary at 8 a.m. with Lori Kinsey and Dexter Harding; a Wildflower Walk at 10 a.m. with Matt Maloney; an Insect Exploration for Kids at 10 AM with Phaedra Demers.

RSVP's are requested by calling Tin Mountain at 447-6991.

For more information on Tin Mountain, including summer camp, community nature programs, school programs, year round nature trails, membership, special events, and building and ground rentals, go to www.tinmountain.org, call 447-6991 or email donnadolan@tinmountain.org.

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