Happy Earth Day 2019, New Hampshire

Happy Earth Day! Cascade on Spur Brook, at Coldspur Ledges, in Randolph, New Hampshire during the summer months. This small cascade is located at the confluence of Cold Brook and Spur Brook.
Coldspur Ledges – Randolph, New Hampshire
 

Earth Day, April 22, 2019 – Happy Earth Day from the New Hampshire White Mountains! Earth Day is an annual day founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970. Many consider Earth Day to be the birth of the modern environmental movement. And the purpose of this day is to celebrate and create awareness for the environment.

Earth Day acts as an educational tool and influences all generations to care about the environment. If you have never heard about this day take some time to read up on the history and importance of Earth Day here. In the 21st-century, tourism (biking, hiking, fishing, etc.) has exploded in the White Mountains, and areas are being overused. And because of this, it is essential that we understand the impact we have on the environment. Education and proper training can help control the problem.

Coffin Pond in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire USA during the spring months. Coffin Pond is a scenic roadside attraction.
Coffin Pond – Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
 

Celebrate Earth Day by taking time off today to enjoy the environment. Go for a hike, sit in your city or town park or explore your backyard. Just get out and appreciate what mother nature has created for us. And as you enjoy the solitude of nature, remember we are the only ones who can protect the environment.

Poor Leave No Trace Ethics - Fresh firepit and campsite trash at Oliverian Brook Trailhead in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
Oliverian Brook Trailhead – White Mountains, New Hampshire
 

And if you are taking to the New Hampshire trail system to bag a mountain peak take a trash bag with you and pick up trash along the trail or at the trailhead. Picking up trash while hiking may slow you down and ultimately force you to abandon summiting, but it's a simple way to give back to the environment.

If you are interested in attending one of the Earth Day events being held here in New Hampshire, you can see a list of some of the events here.

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Erin Paul is a professional photographer who specializes in environmental conservation and historic preservation photography in the New Hampshire White Mountains. His work is published worldwide, and credits include; Backpacker Magazine, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and The Wilderness Society.

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