Month: September 2014

Nancy Slack Receives Guy Waterman Alpine Steward Award

Please join The Waterman Fund for its annual dinner and the presentation of the 2014 Guy Waterman Alpine Steward Award to Nancy G. Slack, recognizing her for many years of dedication to the alpine zone through both her research and published works.

The event will be held at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center in Bretton Woods, NH.

Festivities begin at 5:30 pm with appetizers and a cash bar. A buffet dinner and the evening’s pro- gram begin at 6:30 pm (Please let us know if you have any food allergies or preferences.).

Fee: $40 per person. Seating is limited and reservations are required by September 25.

Reservations: Contact Kim Votta at (603) 370-7347 or

We hope you can join us in celebrating our alpine stewards and landscapes!

2nd Annual Waterman Fund field trip

Fifteen Waterman Fund supporters and Board members converged on Mount Washington for the second annual Waterman Fund Field trip on July 25. The group stopped midway to hike into the Alpine Garden, examining fragile alpine flora under the guidance of Board Member Jean Hoekwater and long-time supporter Iris Baird. Shortly we ascended into the clouds, for a tour of the Observatory’s new exhibit “Extreme Mount Washington “ and a closer look at the new exhibit supported by the Waterman Fund. An Observatory summer intern gave us a top-to-bottom tour behind the scenes, introducing us to Marty the cat, the complex instrumentation, and the topmost observation tower. The mountain itself provided an exciting day with weather ranging from bright sunshine in the valley to wild winds and white-out on the summit—a perfect Mt. Washington experience!

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