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Construction of the Marston-Finn Conservation Dam has begun!

In August of 2010, the boards were pulled, gates were opened and the 230 year old wildlife habitat that was Moeckel (Simpson) Pond disappeared.  Ten years of team work, community support and dedicated professionals have brought us here.  On August 13, 2019, the Friends of Moeckel Pond signed a contract with George Cairns and Sons to begin construction of the Marston-Finn Conservation Dam.

For day-to-day updates, please follow the Friends of Moeckel Pond Facebook page.

 

Pop-Up Art Gallery Fundraiser on Saturday Oct. 19th

Saturday Oct. 19, 2019 from 10:00am – 4:00pm at Searles School and Chapel

Download the PopUp Art Gallery event flier

Art for the Common Good

The historic Searles School and Chapel will be converted to an art gallery on Saturday, October 19th. The Windham Arts Association is sponsoring a one-day Pop Up Art Gallery to provide artists a place to display and sell their work.  Artists will be selling paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, pottery and fine craft during this event.

Searles School and Chapel

Artist’s exhibit fees are being paid to the Friends of Moeckel Pond toward the restoration of Moeckel Pond for the public’s access and use.

Special Programs:

Noon – Caravan and Tour to Marston-Finn dam reconstruction site

2:00 – Docent Tour of Searles School and Chapel with ringing of church bells

Directions to Searles School and Chapel

3 Chapel Rd, Windham NH 03087

On I-93 (North or Southbound) take Exit 3 in New Hampshire and turn east on Route 111 toward Salem. Searles School and Chapel is on the right side of the road across from Lamson Road.

Searles School and Chapel - Map

Pop-Up Art Gallery Fundraiser on Saturday Oct. 20

Saturday Oct. 20, 2018 from 10:00am – 4:00pm at Searles School and Chapel

Download the PopUp Art Gallery event flier

Art for the Common Good

The historic Searles School and Chapel will be converted to an art gallery on Saturday, October 20th. The Windham Arts Association is sponsoring a one-day Pop Up Art Gallery to provide artists a place to display and sell their work.  Artists will be selling paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, pottery and fine craft during this event.

Searles School and Chapel

Artist’s exhibit fees are being paid to the Friends of Moeckel Pond toward the restoration of Moeckel Pond for the public’s access and use.

 

Directions to Searles School and Chapel

3 Chapel Rd, Windham NH 03087

On I-93 (North or Southbound) take Exit 3 in New Hampshire and turn east on Route 111 toward Salem. Searles School and Chapel is on the right side of the road across from Lamson Road.

Searles School and Chapel - Map

Pop-Up Art Gallery Fundraiser on Nov. 25

Saturday Nov. 25, 2017 from 10:00am – 4:00pm at Searles School and Chapel

Download the PopUp Art Gallery event flier

Art for the Common Good

The historic Searles School and Chapel will be converted to an art gallery on November 25th. The Windham Arts Association is sponsoring a one-day Pop Up Art Gallery to provide artists a place to display and sell their work.  Artists will be selling paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, pottery and fine craft during this event.

Searles School and Chapel

Artist’s exhibit fees are being paid to the Friends of Moeckel Pond toward the restoration of Moeckel Pond for the public’s access and use.

 

Directions to Searles School and Chapel

3 Chapel Rd, Windham NH 03087

On I-93 (North or Southbound) take Exit 3 in New Hampshire and turn east on Route 111 toward Salem. Searles School and Chapel is on the right side of the road across from Lamson Road.

Searles School and Chapel - Map

Windham Planning Board votes to approve access and parking site plan

The Windham Planning Board voted 7-0 to approve our site plan for Moeckel Pond access and parking adjacent to the proposed reconstruction of the Marston-Finn Conservation Dam. The picture below is taken from the drawing submitted by Joseph Maynard of Benchmark Engineering with the application. Complete details including a full size drawing are available through the Windham Planning Department.  One more big step forward.

access and parking site plan

Warrant Articles Pass!

Warrant Articles 23 and 24 passed by an overwhelming margin yesterday (article 23:  2922 to 437, article 24: 2772 to 618).  Thank you Windham residents for your strong support to restore our treasured wetlands and wildlife haven, and to create a passive water recreation area for the public!  This crucial milestone enables us to pursue the final steps in our State of NH grant application and reach our funding goals to initiate construction of the Marston-Finn Conservation Dam.  Thank you Windham!

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