Hot Spot

Diana’s Baths | Sept. 15-19, 2022

Bartlett, NH

Diana’s Baths is a series of pools and small waterfalls on Lucy Brook located in New Hampshire. Part of the Saco Ranger District of the White Mountain National Forest, a three-quarter mile walk on the Moat Mountain Trail leads you to the popular destination of Diana’s Baths. Visitor numbers and impacts have increased over the last several years and litter, dog waste, human waste issues and damage to vegetation are at an all-time high. For the Hot Spot activation, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Team will be at Diana’s Baths leading a variety of workshops, outreach programs and community events, including opportunities for community involvement. Check back for more information as we work to finalize dates and program offerings.

*Diana’s Baths is located on the ancestral lands of the Wabanaki (Dawnland Confederacy), Pequawket, and Abenaki/Abénaquis and possibly other tribes*

Opportunities to Get Involved:

Friday, September 16:  Conservation Mixer & Trivia Night 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join Leave No Trace, White Mountain National Forest, Carroll County Conservation District, and other Hot Spot partners for a community outreach conservation mixer and trivia event at Russell-Colbath Barn at the Russell-Colbath Historic Site in Albany, NH. Come network with local area conservation groups as we bring together White Mountain National Forest partners to talk about Diana’s Baths and other locations throughout the Forest. Learn more about how to protect the Forest and Diana’s Baths, with a chance to win great prizes.

Saturday, September 17: Abenaki History of Diana’s Baths 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This event will include a historical and cultural presentation, along with Abenaki stewardship practices that will be led by a local Tribal group as we walk along the trail of Diana’s Baths. A craft area will be set up at the beginning of the trail at Diana’s Baths for those that are interested. Meet at the Diana’s Baths Trailhead Parking Lot. For more information, contact Carroll County Conservation District at (603) 447-2771.

Sunday, September 18: Diana’s Baths Hot Spot Stewardship Service Project 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Join Leave No Trace, White Mountain National Forest, and Carroll County Conservation District staff and partners for a fun volunteer day and stewardship project as part of the Leave No Trace Diana’s Baths Hot Spot. Volunteer work will include projects such as brushing in and decommissioning undesignated/social trails and cleaning up trash and litter. Volunteers will be introduced to Leave No Trace and the Hot Spot program, receive a rundown on the service project and safety briefing, and learn more about how to protect Diana’s Baths.  Meet at Diana’s Baths Trailhead Parking Lot. Carpooling is encouraged.

Important Information:

– Bring water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, and layers for the elements (plus mask/face covering if desired). Wear long pants and closed-toed shoes.

– Please bring your own gloves if possible; otherwise, gloves, tools, other PPE as needed will be provided.

– All participants are asked to follow CDC guidelines and state and local requirements regarding Covid precautions: https://www.covid19.nh.gov/

For more information, please contact Helon Hoffer ([email protected]).

 

 

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