When

Where

What

Sunday,
January 31st,
9:45am-12 noon
Harold R. Rafton Reservation
AVIS' 47th Annual Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski Trek at the Harold R. Rafton Reservation: Park near the leaf composting area on High Plain Rd. No registration, No pets. Hike if no snow, rain cancels. Leaders; David Dargie, 978-996-4475 david@dargie.com and AVIS Ranger, Ken Doran.

Sunday,
Feb. 14th, 5:45 pm
Goldsmith Woodlands
Family Moonlight Snowshoe and Cross-country Ski Trek at the Goldsmith Woodlands: Bring a headlamp or flashlight and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate around a campfire in the woods. Park in front of #491 S. Main St. at the Goldsmith Woodlands entrance. No registration, No pets. Hike if no snow, rain cancels. Leaders; David Dargie 978-996-4475 david@dargie.com and AVIS Ranger, Ken Doran..

Tuesday,
Mar. 8th, 6:00 pm
Andover Town House
20 Main Street
Andover
AVIS Annual Dinner and Speaker: Dam Removal and River Restoration in Massachusetts - Nick Wildman, MA Department of Fish & Game

Early colonists harnessed the power of New Englandís rivers for a number of purposes that formed the backbone of the Industrial Revolution. Initially, these dams were often seasonally operated so that valuable fish runs could still continue. Today, the vast majority of our dams are iconic parts of our communities, but largely without practical use. As climate forces continue to stress these aging structures, many owners have become interested in eliminating the risks posed by the dams while restoring the riversí historic functions. The talk will cover the past, present, and future of dams in Massachusetts as well as the dramatic environmental benefits that can come from removing aging dams, including two in Andover.

6:00 pm - Social Hour
7:00 pm - Dinner
8:15 pm - Business Meeting and Presentation (open to public at no fee)

Price for dinner - $28
Please send payment (Check made out to Andover Village Improvement Society) to Libby Poland, 22 Wolcott St., Andover, MA, O1810

For further information please contact Libby Poland at (978) 475-6159



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