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plan before you plant

Today is Arbor Day and plenty of our neighbors will spend the weekend planting new trees in their yards. But what kind of tree should you plant? Shopping for saplings in a nursery is nice, but just like browsing catalogue photos on your iPad, you really don’t get a sense of what a tree will look like in the real world. You need something more like a showroom. With that in mind, we invite you to visit the Utility Arboretum at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth.

Rose Eppard and Rich Chagnon

The new Memorial Bridge that will link Portsmouth and Kittery is now one step closer to a bright future. The Memorial Bridge Project announced this week that PSNH will donate $40,000 to its $200,000 illumination project to light the new bridge with LEDs.

PSNH has donated $10,000 to the African Burying Ground Memorial Park in Portsmouth, becoming one of its first major corporate donors.

Each year since 1992, the Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne State Park in Rye has welcomed nearly 70,000 families and students who can enjoy a hands-on learning experience about New Hampshire’s coastal environmental history. This month, the Center celebrated its 20th anniversary with a gala dinner, and PSNH President Gary Long was proud to represent the company as the Center’s first corporate sponsor.

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Behind the scenes of the everyday business of providing reliable electricity, PSNH and its employees are active supporters and participants of initiatives that are important to the communities of New Hampshire and our way of life. Two of those focus areas are education support—in particular, tomorrow’s leaders in science, engineering, and math—and stewarding our natural resources.

By Elizabeth LaRocca, Southern Div. Community Relations

Jonathan teaching about CCS

The weather is warm, the kids are out of school, so it’s the perfect time to once again Discover the Power of Parks, presented by New Hampshire State Parks in collaboration with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), and made possible by financial support from PSNH. Programs include guided hikes, interpretive tours, and imaginative environmental workshops for children and families at Monadnock, Franconia Notch, Greenfield, and White Lake state parks.

Blad Taveras in Chevy Volt

PSNH engineers Pooja Shah and Blad Taveras recently facilitated a workshop at the annual Expanding Your Horizons conference, hosted by Exeter Area General Federation of Women’s Clubs. This is the third time that Shah has volunteered on a Saturday to lead a workshop, held at the Stratham Cooperative Middle School, for middle and high school girls. This year’s program attracted 200 girls from nearby communities.

PSNH recently provided a $5,000 grant to Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth towards its Heritage House Program—an effort to restore, renovate, and rent underutilized buildings on the 10-acre campus.

The program has three objectives: