Concord, NH – New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Commissioner Michael Nolin and Executive Councilor Raymond Burton will be touring several facilities and projects in the North Country over a two-day period, October 2 and 3. The media is invited to join the tour for one or all of the events. The tour will provide numerous photo opportunities and story leads. For your convenience, the tour itinerary is below:
Monday, October 2, 2006
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Lowes Construction Project, Littleton (Rte. 302 next to Home Depot) – This project involves complex wetlands/flood plain mitigation.
11:00 to 12:00 p.m.: Ammonoosuc River Designation, Littleton (River Glen Lane, Littleton: south end of the new walking covered bridge in front of the Littleton Senior Center located at the end of River Glen Lane, which on the west side of Cottage Street; turn at Rocky’s Video). – Formal announcement that DES is submitting a river designation request to the NH Legislature for the 2007 session. Information on river designation may be found on the DES web site.
12:30 to 1:00 p.m.: Volunteer Lake Assessment Program (VLAP), Littleton (580 Partridge Lake Road, Littleton; Dayton Goudie Residence/VRAP volunteer) – Discussion about the DES Volunteer Lake Assessment Program including efforts at Partridge Lake in Littleton.
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Commendation presented by the Town of Colebrook to Commissioner Nolin for his work on the Colebrook Landfill (Colebrook Landfill, 88 Skyline Drive, Colebrook, – Rte 3 N, Right on Titus Hill Road, Right on Skyline Drive; Rain location is Town Hall, 17 Bridge Street, Colebrook.)
Tuesday, October 3, 2006
9:30 to 10:00 a.m.: Tour of Rymes bulk biodiesel terminal, North Stratford (Rte 3, North Stratford at the train yard)
11:30 to 12:30 p.m.: Tour of P&L Auto Parts, Berlin (30 Jericho Road, Berlin) – P&L is a Certified Green Yard salvage facility by DES.
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.: Volunteer River Assessment Program (VRAP) discussion and tour of the Androscoggin River provided by the Northern Forest Heritage Park (961 Main Street, Berlin) – Discussion of DES program and its efforts on the Androscoggin. 90 minute boat tour of the Androscoggin lead by the Northern Forest Heritage Park. Note: only 11 people will be allowed to tour the river. In case of rain, the Bunkhouse will serve as a meeting center.
4:15 p.m.: End of Tour.