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1980

  • Tin Mountain Conservation Center (TMCC) founded by Barbara Rockwell Henry and David Henry with programs in Jackson and Bartlett schools reaching about 80 students.
  • David Brooks selected as first Executive Director.

1981

  • Tin Mountain Field Station built on Barbara and David’s land off of Tin Mine Road in Jackson. Designed by Barbara, the facility is still today used as a seasonal classroom.

1983

  • Total of 11 Community Nature Programs presented to date.
  • First Newsletter published.
  • Madison and John Fuller Schools joined school program.

1984

  • naturenuts1Education Director Lori Jean Kinsey joins staff.

1985

  • First computer purchased for organization.

1986

  • First summer day camp opens in Jackson with 30 campers.
  • Original Tin Mountain T-shirt designed.
  • Living River curriculum developed coinciding with Wild Cat River attaining Wild & Scenic status; precursor to lessons in today’s Project KITE (Kids in the Environment).

1987

  • First 1st Season Benefit Dinner/Auction.
  • Richard Thompson-Tucker named Executive Director.

explorerscamp21988

  • Explorers Camp established for older campers.

1989

  • 100th Community Nature Program presented.
  • South Tamworth Day Camp established.

1990

  • Outdoor Learning Guide by Ned Beecher published.
  • Tin Mountain contracted by Conway to present recycling education programs in area schools to aid in mandatory town recycling.
  • Mountains Week curriculum developed with Pine Tree School which later became part of Project KITE.

1991

  • Tin Mountain lost two strong advocates: Founder Barbara Rockwell Henry and past Chair Jody Longnecker passed away.
  • Tin Mountain took over the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb as a fundraiser.

1992

  • Forests for the Future program developed for Kennett High School.
  • School programs expanded to include Fryeburg area schools in Maine (MSAD 72).

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  • Project KITE (Kids in the Environment) developed for grades K-8.
  • L.L. Bean became program sponsor of the Community Nature Program Series.

1994

  • Joel Rhymer named Executive Director.

1995

  • Fryeburg Day Camp established with building constructed by volunteers.

1997

  • First Tin Mountain display at the Fryeburg Fair.

1998

  • Loss of Suzy Engler, dedicated Administrative Assistant and friend of Tin Mountain.

alpineecologygovatski11999

  • Michael Cline named Executive Director.
  • First Annual Meeting Festival.
  • Suzy Engler Camp Scholarship Endowment established.

2000

  • Forest Ecology and Management Primer by Michael Cline published.
  • Tin Mountain completed Assessment of Terrestrial Biodiversity in the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) Region for the WMNF Forest Plan revision.

2001

  • Tin Mountain and the Mount Washington Valley Community Supported Agriculture program founded the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust.
  • Search began for a permanent site.
  • Pick-up truck purchased for Tin Mountain.
  • A Teacher’s Guide to the Mountains of New Hampshire published by TMCC, the Appalacian Mountain Club, and the Mt. Washington Observatory.
  • Mt. Washington Century Bicycle Ride established

2002

  • Tin Mountain purchased 98 acres on Bald Hill in Albany, NH for new home.

2003

  • Binoculars and 70+ pairs of new Snowshoes purchased for Tin Mountain with a grant.
  • Added programs for the Gibson Center for Senior Services.

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  • Grant from New Hampshire’s Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) restores barn and offsets purchase of Bald Hill lands.
  • Capital Campaign launched.

2005

    • Construction of the new Center initiated.
    • Camp Susan Curtis and TMCC team up for overnight programs with Molly Ockett Middle School 8th Graders and other schools.

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2006

    • TMCC Nature Learning Center on Bald Hill completed and occupied.
    • Tin Mountain purchased 1,200 acres of timberland in Conway thanks to a private donation.
    • Forty acres adjacent to Center with mountain-laurel and rare plants purchased with portion of LCHIP funds.

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2007

  • New programs launched, including Eco-Forum, Adult Nature Courses, Nature Nuts, and Wednesday Evening Walks & Talks.

2008

  • Bald Hill Bird survey and 1st Annual Bio-Blitz initiated.
  • Stoney Morrell Boardwalk established.
  • School programs in 16 schools reached 5,000 students during academic year.
  • 25 sessions of camp presented to nearly 300 children.
  • 20th Annual North Conway Christmas Bird Count completed
  • Education Director, Lori Kinsey, received an LL Bean Outdoor Hero Award

2009

  • Grants received for Trout Habitat Restoration Project and to work with the Gorham and Berlin schools

2010

  • Initiated the Naturalist Certification Program
  • Formalized the internship program and hosted 4 summer interns
  • Tin Mountain’s first multi-day Nature Program in Hawk Mountain, PA
  • Volunteer Morning Coffee Break initiated

2011

  • Tin Mountain Renewable Energy Initiative (TMREI) is launched to install solar hot water uSladerCollectornits on local homes
  • After school programs are expanded and homeschool programs begin
  • First native plant sale at Annual Meeting
  • Bobcat Trail constructed on Rockwell Sanctuary

2012

  • Construction of canopy tower begins