Philip Trowbridge coordinates monitoring programs in New Hampshire and southern Maine, compiles data for environmental indicators, and manages research projects for the Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP).
Seaport Fish of Rye, NH. Discriminating shoppers and the finest area restaurants buy from Seaport. Their focus is two fold: local and fresh. When the planning group for the very first oyster festival in 2011 required help, Rich Pettigrew, President/ CEO, and Zach Piper, general manager, offered generous assistance.
The Fabulous Find Thrift Shop selected CCA NH as a recipient of their March profits. The Fabulous Find, a 501c3 non-profit
organization, is a boutique style resale shop in Kittery, Maine which partners with various worthy local non-profits each month. Please shop at The Fabulous Find this month and support our bottom line.
CCA NH Vice-presiden, Bryant Bickford of Newmarket, has stepped up to the plate to assume the role of president. Jeff Barnum has stepped down and Bryant is thrilled to take the helm. The vice president position is open.
The current programming has stretched the current board to the max and it is essential that more players are at the table. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Novermber 13 at 6:30 pm in the Roundabout Diner function room at the Portsmouth Circle in Portsmouth, NH.
This is an all hands event. If you are a member, schedule your time now. This is your chance to truly get more involved in a fine and effective organization. We are not asking you to turn out so that you will volunteer to join the board, but it would be great if you do.
Where do you fit in? What piece of programming can you commit to? Might it be the oyster festival or the shell collection program? Perhaps working on an annual banquet or at a kid's fishing event? Maybe it is participating at hearings where decision makers regulate recreational fishing activities? Come to the board meeting on November 13 and lend a hand.
For more info and to learn how you can get involved, call Bryant Bickford 603 793 2072, or email the new CCA NH address: email@example.com
CCA NH’s annual Piscataqua Oysterpalooza was definitely a fun-filled family event on Sunday, September 22, at the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH. It’s a shame if you missed it. The event raises money for CCA NH’s oyster shell recycling project and Great Bay restoration.
If you missed the CCA NH Banquet and Fundraiser on Saturday, April 27th, you missed a good one. Fifty folks turned out to honor the 2013 Conservationist of the Year, Philip Trowbridge and the Corporate Sponsor of the Year, Seaport Fish. Silent and live auctions raised a few thousand dollars for CCA NH programming. The Seacoast Sunday paper reported the event and the recognitions. It was great to see old friends and make new ones.
The Kid's Fishing Event is coming right up on Saturday, June 1. If you are interested in helping staff this mackeral fishing excursion on the Atlantic Queen out of Rye Harbor, contact John Habig sooner than later. Email him at:firstname.lastname@example.org
The other June event, not to be missed, is Flatbread Pizza night on June 18 in Portsmouth. Flatbread provides a portion of their evening proceeds to CCA NH. Be there!
For over 380 years the public has had uninterrupted access to Little Harbor at Sanders Poynt on the Wentworth Rd in Rye, NH according to the Friends of Sanders Poynt. The beach is well known as a spot to dig worms and shellfish, enjoy the beach, walk pets, and launch kayaks.
In November, 2012 the Wentworth by the Sea Country Club erected a fence and planted large bushes to block access to Sanders Poynt. Boulders were placed along the roadway to prevent cars from stopping or parking in an area used for that purpose. Parking signs were removed and only an historical sign remained. The Friends of Sanders Poynt a group initiated by Rye resident Robert Jeserum, argues that the fence, shrubs and boulders violate a “prescriptive easement.” The town of Rye has ruled that the only avenue of appeal is through the courts. The original court date was delayed and rescheduled for April 26, 2013 at 9am at the Rockingham County Courthouse in Brentwood.
Friends of Sanders Poynt was formed to preserve public access at this site. Their goal is to assure that the historic public beach access remains available for future generations. For more information and a history of Sanders Point, go towww.sanderspoint.org
CCA NH is committed to preserving access to NH’s marine resources for the use of the public. The rights of the public in this case will be decided in the courts. If the public prevails and parking is permitted at the site, CCA NH has offered to police the access point and the beach.
CCA NH Board Meetings
Feb.12, 6:30 Zampa's in Epping
Mar. 12 Roundabout
Apr. 9, Zampa's
May 14, Roundabout
June 11, Epping
Sept. 10 Roundabout
Oct. 8, Epping
CCANH would like to recognize and thank these recent contributors:
Martha and Jon Madden
Dr. Robert Stevens
$200 to support the Kid's Fishing Event
CCA NH board member,
in support of the Kid's Fishing Event
CCA NH board member
$1000 for the Kid's Fishing Event
Kennedy Gallery and Custom Framing, Portsmouth
Oyster recycling project support
Edward Franzoni, SR. PH.D.
$75 Kid's Fishing Event
The Fabulous Find, Kittery, ME
Gift amount: $200
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