Gathered on December 4 in Concord for the $100,000 award presentation from the New Hampshire Land & Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) to MMRG for the Leary Field & Forest conservation project were: Out-going Agriculture Commissioner Lorraine Merrill, Incoming Agriculture Commissioner Shawn Jasper, LCHIP Executive Director Dijit Taylor, Landowner Debbie Leary, Landowner Bob Leary, MMRG Executive Director Patti Connaughton-Burns, MMRG Board Treasurer Bruce Rich, MMRG Administrative Assistant Amy Gardner, District 1 Executive Councilor Joseph Kenney, MMRG Board member Cynthia Wyatt, MMRG volunteer Tom Gardner.

MMRG Awarded $100,000 LCHIP Grant to Conserve Leary Field & Forest in Farmington

MMRG is delighted to announce that we have received a 2017 New Hampshire Land & Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) grant award to conserve 63+ acres of field and forest on Bob and Debbie Leary’s family farm on Hornetown Road in Farmington. At the December 4 LCHIP award ceremony in Concord, MMRG Executive Director Patti Connaughton-Burns accepted the $100,000 grant award for Leary Field & Forest, one of 42 projects across the state receiving LCHIP awards this year totaling 3.6 million dollars.

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