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10/31/2014 - NH Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps in NH State Parks
Governor Maggie Hassan and the Executive Council are celebrating the partnership between New Hampshire State Parks, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) by issuing a proclamation in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the AmeriCorps program that established the SCA NH Corps based at Bear Brook State Park.

09/18/2014 - 2015 Recreational Trails Program Grant Applications Now Available
Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant applications are now available. The RTP is a competitive grant program that offers funding for quality public trail projects throughout New Hampshire. This grant round is for projects to be completed in 2015.

09/17/2014 - New Hampshire State Parks/National Forest Celebrate National Public Lands Day
The New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation will offer programs for all ages at Bear Brook, Pawtuckaway, Monadnock, Mount Washington and Umbagog Lake State Parks, as well as Mount Major State Forest.

09/02/2014 - Federal Grant Money Available for Recreational Projects
The New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation announces Grant Round Twenty-Seven of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

08/29/2014 - Volunteers Restore Hogback Trail at Greenfield State Park
Eight enthusiastic volunteers from Public Service of New Hampshire recently devoted a day of service at Greenfield State Park to restore the Hogback Trail. The project was led by the Student Conservation Association (SCA), New Hampshire Corps program. The volunteers constructed a 15 foot long foot bridge to span a wet portion of the trail, built and installed five benches, and installed signposts

08/20/2014 - Hampton Beach State Park Lifeguards Best in Northeast
Competing against teams from around the Northeast and Canada, Hampton Beach State Park lifeguards took top honors last Saturday at the 35th annual Northern New England Lifesaving Championship in Ogunquit, Maine.

08/12/2014 - Public Hearing for the Mount Sunapee Master Development Plan
The Department of Resources and Economic Development and the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm at Mount Sunapee Resort, Sunapee Lodge.

08/07/2014 - NH commemorates 400th anniversary of Capt. John Smith’s expedition to New England, dedicates monument in Rye
Six years before Plymouth, Mass., celebrates the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival, New Hampshire will commemorate the quadricentennial of Capt. John Smith’s 1614 expedition – when he mapped and named our region “New England” – by dedicating a new monument at Rye Harbor State Park on August 14, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.