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Mark Beauchesne: (603) 271-3211
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
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April 11, 2014

Discover WILD New Hampshire Day Fun - Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Looking at a snake on Discover WILD New Hampshire Day

CONCORD, N.H. – Get outside and celebrate spring at Discover WILD New Hampshire Day on Saturday, April 19, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. Admission is free. The state's Earth Day celebration is a family-friendly event sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game and the N.H. Department of Environmental Services, with support from Taylor Rental and Freedom Cycle of Concord. Come find out how you and your family can care for the environment and get connected to life outdoors!

This action-packed outdoor festival is fun for all ages. Sample a crispy fish fillet. See retriever dogs in action. Prepare to be wowed by live animals, big trout and trained falcons. Kids can try archery or air rifle activities, cast with the "Let's Go Fishing" program and create wildlife crafts.

Visitors will enjoy browsing more than 70 exhibits by outdoor, conservation and environmental groups from all over New Hampshire. Plant a tree with the N.H. Division of Forests and Lands. Get the buzz on bees from the Capital Area Beekeepers. Learn more about trout fishing with the Basil Woods Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

You'll pick up lots of great ideas for conserving energy and protecting the environment, too. The N.H. Department of Environmental Services has a tent full of displays where you can learn how to help protect our air and water. Plus, get an up-close look at alternative-fuel vehicles and bring your questions about these gas-saving cars and trucks.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Discover WILD New Hampshire Day began in New Hampshire in 1989 as an observance of Earth Day and a celebration of the state's wealth of natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities. In observance of that milestone, visitors will be invited to contribute their hopes and dreams for the future of wildlife and the environment in New Hampshire for inclusion in a buried time capsule.

"Citizens of New Hampshire care deeply about our wildlife and conserving their environment," said Mark Beauchesne, N.H. Fish and Game Advertising and Promotions Coordinator. "This event is a fun chance to explore the many ways you can get involved."

Looking at a snake on Discover WILD New Hampshire DayLive animal presentations will go on throughout the day, including:

  • 10:45 a.m.: Reptiles on the Move
  • 12:30 p.m.: Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
  • 1:30 p.m.: Wildlife Encounters

Ongoing demonstrations include Fish and Game Law Enforcement Search and Rescue dogs (10:30 a.m./noon/2 p.m.); and Landscaping for Wildlife (11:30 a.m./1 p.m.)

The event is held rain or shine. The Fish and Game License Office will be open during the event, so stop by and purchase your fishing or hunting license while you're there. A food concession will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Please note that the rule prohibiting dogs from the event will be strictly enforced. Only service animals will be permitted. Leave your pets at home.

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services works for the protection and wise management of New Hampshire's environment.  Its responsibilities include ensuring high water quality for water supplies, ecological balance and recreational benefits; regulating the emissions of air pollutants; fostering the proper management of municipal and industrial waste; and managing water resources for future generations. Visit

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works in partnership with the public to conserve manage and protect the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats.  Visit

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Air through 2 p.m. on April 19, 2014

Ready to celebrate spring? Come to Discover WILD New Hampshire day, an action-packed outdoor festival on Saturday, April 19, from 10 to 3 at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department in Concord. See live animals, big trout and trained falcons. Kids will love trying archery, casting and wildlife crafts. With more than 70 exhibits, this event is fun for all ages!  And it's free! More info at Wild NH dot com.

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