DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

January 30, 2014

Derry's Go Green group looks ahead for 2014

By Julie Huss
jhuss@derrynews.com

---- — DERRY — They are working hard to keep the town clean and green.

Derry's Go Green Committee will present a full schedule of activities and informational events for 2014 including recycling efforts, conservation activities and workshops and workshops to educate residents about ways to save money and keep the town clean.

Committee Chairman Judy Follo presented the information to the Conservation Commission at a meeting Jan. 13.

The year ahead will be a busy one, Follo said.

The year is kicking off with the annual snowshoe walk on Feb. 8 from noon to 3 p.m. at the town-owned Broadview Farm on Young Road.

If the snow falls, experts will offer tips on using snowshoes and will accompany participants on walks around the 78-acre conservation property.

If snow is scarce, people are invited to Broadview anyway to enjoy the trails and hike the land.

"We are working to get people out," Follo said. "This is a beloved property of Derry and everybody goes there and loves it."

The morning’s activities include snowshoes provided by Eastern Mountain Sports officials, who will be available to offer advice and information. People can also bring their own snowshoes.

Broadview also offers areas for sledding.

The Go Green Committee’s mission is to plan events like this while continuing to spread a message about ways to enjoy the town’s environment and keep it clean and green.

Topics at meetings range from recycling to special events on town conservation lands, to helping keep areas clean and trash free.

The snowshoe event is free and open to the public.

As the year progresses Go Green will offer springtime events including the community cleanup, Earth Day efforts, documentary screenings and warm weather nature walks at conservation properties.

Information on Go Green activities is available at go-green-derry.org. The group meets the second Thursday of every month at the municipal center, Room 207, at 7 p.m.