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Our Mission

The GFWC Environment Community Service Program encourages us to become stewards of the earth by working to preserve the world’s resources, protect wildlife and domesticated animals, live sustainably, and beautify our communities and enjoy nature. Environmental degradation is cumulative, and many scientists warn that we are at a tipping point. There is no time like the present to act.


SAWC Trash Squad Takes on the Veterans Parkway

April 11, 2024

Despite the gloomy and damp weather, a group of dedicated members swarmed the Veterans Memorial Parkway in Salem picking up litter. Donning high-visibility vests, boots, rain gear, hats, and gloves, they worked in pairs to tackle the task at hand. As they worked, the sound of laughter and chatter filled the air, and it was inspiring to see how the group remained cheerful and motivated. At one point, a member discovered a soaked $100 bill, but upon closer inspection, it was discovered that it was a fake. Despite the false alarm, the group remained in high spirits and continued their efforts to keep the parkway clean and beautiful.

Trash Warriors

  • Anne Reynolds*

  • Linda Simmons*

*Committee Chairwoman

  • Betty Gay

  • Carol Demers

  • Chrissy Baroni

  • Cindy Curd

  • Deb Slein

  • Dee Stikeman

  • Donna Mason

  • Jaimie Baker

  • Karen Roulston

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Town Forest Clean-Up

On October 21, members of the SAWC Environmental Committee teamed up with the Salem Conservation Commission to help maintain the Salem Town Forest. Linda Harvey, who is a member of both the Environment Committee and the Conservation Commission, along with Linda Simmons, Mike Banks, and Glen Edwards, volunteered to clear the brush on the Town Forest trails. The Salem Town Forest is situated on Shadow Lake Road, opposite Shadow Lake, and parking is available next to the NH Dept. of Transportation Salt Storage Shed.


SAWC Gets Dirty for a Good Cause

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The Salem Area Women's Club Plants a Stunning

Garden For All To Enjoy.

September, 2023


Fall is an excellent season for planting, and the Environment Committee of the Salem Area Women's Club took advantage of a beautiful September day to create a new garden along the Salem Bike-Ped Corridor. The garden is located by the Salem/Methuen border and welcomes visitors with various bushes, flowers, and grasses. The club plans to add annuals in the spring and continue maintaining the garden.

SAWC is delighted to collaborate with the Friends of the Salem Bike-Ped Corridor in their efforts to enhance and beautify the corridor, which stretches from the Massachusetts border to the Windham Rail Trail. This particular section is a significant step towards the broader goal of the Granite State Rail Trail Association, which seeks to connect the rail trail from Salem to Lebanon, NH, creating a continuous trail that spans 100 miles.

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