In 2013, LCHIP announced grants to thirty-nine projects -- twenty-eight historic resources and eleven land conservation projects. LCHIP made movies about these important projects, organized by the geographical regions of New Hampshire.
The historic resource projects span more than two centuries, from the city of Portsmouth’s 1705 African Burying Ground to the 1915 Palace Theater in Manchester. The land conservation projects will provide permanent protection for 4,187 acres, including the smallest, 19 acre Stickney Hill Farm in Concord, a project of Five Rivers Conservation Trust and the largest, The Nature Conservancy’s 1,324 acre Green Hills Expansion Project in Conway.
Other highlights include $340,000 to the Forest Society and Lakes Region Conservation Trust’s campaign to conserve the popular hiking destination, Mount Major and $15,000 each to historic bandstands in Belmont and Kingston. There were funded projects in each of the ten counties of the state.
Watch these videos made about 2013 LCHIP grants.