ATKINSON —Atkinson Conservation’s first two third Saturday walks were so successful, they are extending the program into September.

Come walk the trails in Atkinson’s Marshall Town Forest on Big Island Pond, where you will re-create and document the guided nature walk that was created by UNH students in 2002. No experience necessary, and all are welcome! Participants will learn how to identify and document interesting natural features of the forest, and will create a GPS guide to those features, including photos.

The walk will be jointly sponsored by the Atkinson and Hampstead Conservation Commissions, and will be led by members of the Atkinson CC. Parking will be in the Hampstead Conservation lot on West Road between Boulder Cove and Hemlock Heights roads. Atkinson’s Marshall Town Forest is a short walk from there.

The walk is "rain or shine," so dress appropriately for the weather.

Atkinson Conservation’s third Saturday programs will continue in October with “office hours” in Atkinson's Kimball Library from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This monthly event is an opportunity to stop by and chat informally with members of the Commission about your questions or concerns.

For more information, contact Atkinson Conservation Commission chair Paul Wainwright at



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