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Pollinator events

Balch Hill Pollinator Inventory

Wednesday July 19 and Wednesday August 16, 2-4 pm

Summit of Balch Hill, Hanover, NH  MAP

Leader:          Sara Zahendra, Vermont Center for Ecostudies

Sara will be helping complete a pollinator survey throughout the summer months to evaluate the meadow habitat on Balch Hill, and act as a baseline for future habitat improvements and pollinator-friendly plantings. The public is welcome to come learn more about the surveying process and help collect and identify insects. This will include using nets to catch insects, specifically bees, learning how to identify them with Sara, and then releasing them back into them.

Sponsor:         Hanover Conservancy

Co Sponsor:    Upper Valley Pollinator Partners


UVSC Excom Meeting

Tuesday July 18, Howe Library, Hanover, NH – 6:30 pm.

All are welcome!


Upper Valley Electric Vehicle Expo

Dothan Brook School, 2300 Christian St. (US Rte 5), Wilder,  VT               on Saturday, September 9, 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

Are you interested in knowing more about Electric Vehicles?
Would you like to volunteer to help at an Electric Vehicle Expo?
Do you own an EV and would like to show it to other people?
Sierra Club Upper Valley, Vital Communities, and members from 5 town energy committees are organizing an Upper Valley Electric Vehicle Expo for September 9th during National Drive Electric Week, and we are looking for attendees, volunteers, and owners.
The event will highlight Electric Vehicles, with test rides, info on charging, electric buses, and solar charging, presentations from Drive Electric Vermont, and vendor displays.   There will also be a group of EV Owners present for you to talk to about what it’s like to drive an EV.
Admission is free.  Anyone who registers ahead of time will be entered into a raffle for prizes from our sponsors.
Please sign up if you would like to attend, volunteer, or show your car at:  uvevexpo.org
For questions please contact:
Jamie (UV EV Expo organizing committee), WhyPumpGas@gmail.com, phone (802) 291-3939
Karl (Sierra Club Upper Valley), kkemvt@gmail.com
National Drive Electric Week is sponsored by Sierra Club, Plug In America, and Electric Auto Association
NPS – 100

2016 was the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service! Along with the national Sierra Club and many Chapters and Groups we have actively participated in Events sponsored by the Park Service in our area. The Boots to Boats initiative will continue in 2017, as will the cooperation between our Group and the Park Service.  – stay tuned!

Here is our own Joan Hoffman, Artist in Residence at the Park!

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Here is Karl Kemnitzer with our Upper Valley Group table at the NPS-100 event

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Here is Bonna Wieler with our table at the Boots to Boats celebration:

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