Quests Outside of the Upper Valley
Valley Quest currently maintains Quests that are within Vital Communities’ Upper Valley service area. As a volunteer-driven program, we only coordinate volunteer box monitors for Quests located within our area.
We do not maintain our older Quests that are located outside of the Upper Valley. We still have clues for these Quests, provided below; however, we do not monitor these Quest boxes or update the clues.
Other programs with Quests in New England:
|St. Johnsbury History & Heritage Center||St. Johnsbury||VT|
|Lakes Region Conservation Trust||Center Harbor||NH|
|Trustees of Reservations||(Statewide)||MA|
Other Quest programs inspired by Valley Quest:
|North Coast Quests||California||US|
|San Francisco Watershed Quest||California||US|
|Oregon Coast Quests||Oregon||US|
|Georges River Land Trust||Maryland||US|
|Trout Circle Association||Hungary|
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Food & Farm Manager
Valley Quest, Food & Farm
Valley Quest, Food & Farm
— Beth Roy, Food & Farm Manager
Beth leads Vital Communities' Food & Farm team, including its Upper Valley Farm to School programming, and also oversees Valley Quest. Before joining Vital Communities, Beth worked in the environmental and place-based education fields for 17 years in various positions around New England including at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science and as the Director of Education at the Nature Museum in Grafton, Vt. She previously served on the boards of the Vermont Science Teacher Association and the Vermont State-Wide Environmental Education Programs, a coalition of dozens of individuals and organizations promoting sustainability and environmental education in Vermont. Beth is a New Hampshire native and lives in Hartland, Vt., with her husband and two children, and serves on the Hartland School Board. When Beth is not working you will find her exploring the woods around her home with her family or cooking up a new taste test (made of local foods, of course!) for her children.
Valley Quest Coordinator
— Sandy Gmur, Valley Quest Coordinator
Sandy joined Vital Communities in Fall 2019 to coordinate Valley Quest. Sandy moved back to the East Coast after 32 years in Santa Cruz, CA, and is thrilled to be involved with an organization so interconnected with the issues and services that make the Upper Valley region a vibrant, collaborative, and future-thinking community. Sandy has a BA in Anthropology from Vassar College and worked for several years in Somalia and Greece. She later worked in school administration and then as a Senior Program Associate for the nonprofit Life Lab. Sandy is a founding member of a cohousing community in Santa Cruz and now lives at Cobb Hill Cohousing in Hartland. She is an Executive Committee member of the Sierra Club Upper Valley and volunteers with the Connecticut River Conservancy. Her nurture away from work comes from taking long walks, skiing, cooking, gardening, bread baking, and enjoying time with friends and family.