September 4, 2012

Trees Not Towers Campaign Off and Running

The Forest Society's Trees Not Towers campaign to block the proposed 180-mile Northern Pass HighVoltage power line is off to a fast start with $154,000 raised in the first two weeks.

"These are donations that have come across the transom without us having actually solicited anyone yet," said Susanne Kibler-Hacker, VP of Development for the Forest Society. "It's interesting to note that two-thirds of the gifts have come from donors who live south of the White Mountains."

The powerline proposal, which if built would see more than 1,100 towers and associated powerline carved through some of New Hampshire's most scenic landscape. The Forest Society is raising $2.5 million to put conservation easements on 1800 acres that interrupt the route that Northern Pass had hoped to take through Coos County.

To see maps of the intended route, click here.

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