Who We Are

Our Mission

The Friends of Open Space in Keene is a community organization whose purpose is to identify, promote and actively seek protection and preservation of open space lands with natural, aesthetic and historic significance within and around developed sections of Keene and adjoining towns.

The Friends of Open Space in Keene:

  • Educate the public as to the need for open space and the means to protect it,
  • Act as an advocate for open space preservation by the public and private sectors, and
  • Collaborate with existing conservation organizations, city officials and neighboring towns to achieve open space objectives.

Board of Directors

The board of directors is made up of volunteers serving three-year terms.

IMG_1048Daniel Prial – Daniel came to Keene for a graduate program at Antioch University New England after spending years with the federal government with the National Park Service and the Peace Corps. Daniel’s favorite open spaces around Keene are Drummer Hill and Goose Pond which he frequents with his wife, Anne, and his dog, Nigel.

Summer BrooksSummer Brooks developed a love for open space as a child, exploring the forests, hills, and farms of rural Ohio. Since settling in New Hampshire in 2006, she has grown deeply attached to the rich and varied landscapes of the Monadnock region and has sought out ways to help conserve and care for them.


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