Caching In On Spruce Swamp
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A moderate walk through the Glen Oakes Conservation Area in Fremont, NH, and a chance to become acquainted with Spruce Swamp.
Spruce Swamp is one of the most important wetland areas in southern New Hampshire. The Fremont residents voted to conserve this land in 2005 as part of their mission to preserve the town’s rural character.
Park at the end of Andreski Drive. Coordinates are N42 59.039 W071 05.771. The cache is a plastic jar with a screw-top lid that was seeded with all sorts of fun stuff.
There is a log book and bug spray. Please feel free to use the bug spray, but leave it in the cache for others to use. We recommend wearing long sleeves and jeans. This is a swampy area and is very buggy.
While you are here, be sure to check out the other caches in Glen Oakes.
A little history of Glen Oakes:
This property known as Glen Oakes is a vast area consisting of roughly 336 acres of undeveloped forest land on the southern side of Spruce Swamp.
The conservation of this land was made possible because of the combined efforts of the Open Space Committee, the Fremont Conservation Commission, and the Forest Society who worked together to put forth a bond proposal for the 2005 town meeting. The Fremont Conservation Commission, SPNHF and most importantly, private donors stepped up with enough money to buy an option on the property. This option held the land until the town meeting and stopped the immediate sale of the land to developers.
The level of trust demonstrated by all of the parties involved was inspiring. The owners trusted the Town to pass the bond; the town officials trusted the residents to see the value of this land; the private citizens who invested their own money trusted that the project could be completed and their money returned, and the Forest Society trusted everyone to get the job done.
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