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Governor’s Press Event and Site Tour on July 13
Air Monitoring Station Expands Operations on Pack Monadnock, Miller State Park
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: July 11 2006
CONTACT: Kathy Brockett, (603) 271-6284

Governor John Lynch and officials from the New Hampshire Departments of Environmental Services (DES) and Resources and Economic Development (DRED) and the University of New Hampshire (UNH) will showcase recent improvements to the air quality monitoring station at Pack Monadnock, Miller State Park in Peterborough, on Thursday, July 13, 2006.

What: Event to Highlight Improvements at the Pack Monadnock Air Quality Monitoring Station
When: Thursday, July 13, 2006
10:00 a.m.
Where: Air Quality Monitoring Site
Pack Monadnock, Miller State Park
Peterborough, NH (see directions below)
Guest Speakers
(beginning at
10:30 a.m.):
  • Governor John Lynch
  • Robert Scott, DES, Director of Air Resources Division
  • Allison McLean, DRED, Director of Parks and Recreation
  • Robert Talbot, UNH, Director of Climate Change Research Center
  • Michael Kenyon, Director of EPA New England Regional Laboratory

The air monitoring station at the summit of Pack Monadnock Mountain at Miller State Park in Peterborough has been operating since 2002 as a joint effort between DES, DRED and UNH, with assistance from EPA. Recent enhancements at the site include increased monitoring of ozone forming pollutants, mercury and carbon dioxide, and installation of an educational display.

Attendees will have the opportunity to examine the monitoring equipment at the site and view some of the most beautiful scenery in southwestern New Hampshire from the fire watch tower located at the summit.

An information packet will be available at the event. For more information, please contact Kathy Brockett at DES, (603) 271-6284.

Directions

Miller State Park (MSP) is located on Route 101, about 4 miles east of the intersection of Routes 101 and 202 in Peterborough.

From the east, MSP is on the right.

from the west MSP is on the left.

Upon entering the park, give your name to the park attendant and let her know you are attending the press event on top of Pack Monadnock. Then follow the road to the parking lot at the summit.




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