Preserving and promoting the historic, cultural and natural resources of Essex County
March 2005

221 Essex St., Suite 41, Salem, MA 01970

In this issue
  • Archives Alive!: Disaster Planning Online
  • Grant Deadline April 1
  • April 9 - Explore Harold Parker State Forest
  • Steven Kesselman to Retire
  • May 20 - The Landscape of Opportunity
  • Host a Trails & Sails event!

  • Grant Deadline April 1

    ENHC will be accepting applications for the Partnership Grant Program until 12 noon on Friday, April 1. Those submitting applications should submit one original application plus 10 complete copies.

    All guidelines and application forms are available online.

    April 9 - Explore Harold Parker State Forest

    Explorers, mark your calendars for Saturday, April 9. Enjoy the outdoors and a hardy lunch as we discover how our state parks came into existence. What type of planning was done? How were trails designed, buildings constructed and policies put in place? Come and visit Berry Pond Recreation Area at Harold Parker State Forest in North Andover and find out!
    Explorers free; non-Explorers $10

    Photo of Harold Parker State Forest from the www.mass.gov/dcr/parks website.

    Steven Kesselman to Retire

    Steven Kesselman, the National Park Service Superintendent of the Salem Maritime National Historic Site and the Saugus Iron Works, has announced his upcoming retirement. Steve has served this region for more than a decade, and has been ENHC's strong connection to the National Park Service.

    The National Park Service and the ENHC will host a farewell party for Steve on Thursday, April 14, at the NPS Salem Visitor Center. If you would like to attend, please contact the ENHC for ticket information.

    May 20 - The Landscape of Opportunity

    On May 20 at North Shore Community College in Danvers, ENHC will host "The Landscape of Opportunity," the culminating event of the Essex County Reconaissance Survey, the yearlong project in which ENHC and the Department of Conservation and Recreation surveyed heritage landscapes in twenty-four ENHA communities.

    The goal of the daylong symposium is to create an action plan for communities that will increase local awareness of the heritage landscapes and to affect policy at the state level.

    Host a Trails & Sails event!

    Save the date for Trails & Sails 2005 - September 24 and 25!

    The ENHC is accepting event submissions for the fourth annual Trails & Sails. Sites, organizations and people who promote the Area's resources are invited to submit strolls and hikes, guided boat rides and self- propelled dory rows; trails that explore old burying grounds, working farms, rail-trails, and more. Events must be free, fun, guided and informative. If you would to host an event, please contact Kate Fox.

    Archives Alive!: Disaster Planning Online

    Wednesday, April 13
    9 am - 3 pm
    Beverly Public Library

    This daylong workshop will explain the importance of having a disaster plan in place for your institution's collections. Also learn how to use "dPlan", a free online disaster planning tool developed by the Northeast Document Conservation Center and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. "dPlan" will help institutions of all sizes create a customized disaster plan.

    Register by April 6. Explorers $10; non-Explorers $15

    Register now
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