Tilton Conservation Commission
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Tilton Conservation Commission, 257 Main Street, Tilton, NH 03276                       Fall  2010

Fall 2010 Newsletter

A Special Place to Visit in Tilton

Tilton Town Hall

       The town of Tilton has many special places natural, historic, architectural, and retail.
         This Tilton Conservation Newsletter offers a glimpse into one of those special places

         The Tilton Town Hall located on Main Street was a gift to the new town by Charles E. Tilton.
         In return, he asked that the town be named after his family. Built in 1879, the architect
         is thought to be Charles Dow from Concord. The brick and granite building once housed
         stores and a post office. Today it is home to town offices.

Boats on a river Winnipesaukee River Trail Update  River with purple mountains

Phase II of the  Winnipesaukee River Trail has been completed and was celebrated with a
ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 7 in Tilton. The trail now connects from the
Northfield Freight
House along the river to Route 140 behind Super 8 and McDonalds. The
new section of the trail is the first "rail with trail" in NH, which means that the trail sits in a
railroad corridor which the state leases to the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad.

The trail was made possible by the generosity of Dick and Shirley Maher who provided a
 construction easement for the project. The Louis Berger Group provided engineering
design and J. Parker and Daughter  were in charge of building the trail.

The next phase will involve building a bridge across the river to link Tilton and Northfield.

The Winnipesaukee Trail Association is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that meets
on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Health First in Franklin.

Have A Green Halloween
(from NH Department of Environmental Services)

1. Buy local pumpkins and natural decorations that can be put on the compost after use
2. Use soy candles which burn cleaner than wax candles
3. Use and store reusable non-perishable decorations for another year

4. Make your costumes from items found around the house or from recycled things
5. Carry re-usable tote bags or pillow cases instead of single-use treat bags
6. Avoid driving from house to house - walk or have a party at home

7. Use old sheets to make scary ghosts
8. Stuff old shirts and pants with newspapers to make a scarecrow or ghoul

Why Regulate Wetlands?
from NH DES


a) Wetlands collect storm flows and release them slowly, protecting nature and people from flooding

b) Wetlands provide habitat and food for aquatic and land-based species

c) Wetlands and river/lake banks protect property by absorbing and dissipating the energy of waves and currents

d) Wetlands fed by groundwater release water even during periods of drought - for water supply and wildlife

This doesn't mean that all projects in a wetland are banned. It means that you need a permit from New Hampshire
DES before work starts so that the project will meet the criteria of avoiding impacts where possible, minimizing
unavoidable impacts, and compensating for impacts that remain.



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