We plan to work with folks from the Pownal Recreation Task Force to complete a walking trail along the Hoosic River in North Pownal. Come at 2 p.m. to the treatment plant road off of Dean Street in North Pownal, VT. The thick grass needs to be cut back. Bring power grass trimmers, safety gear (gloves, protective eyewear, sturdy shoes) and a willing enthusiastic spirit. Many hands (and trimmers) will make for light work.
Welcome a new season and get to know your river with a free recreational bike tour on September 28. The ride is co-presented by the Pownal Recreation Task Force and the Hoosic River Watershed Association (HooRWA). The 23-mile loop begins and ends in Pownal at the intersection of Route 346 and Lincoln Street, next to the former Mack Molding parking lot. It includes optional shortcuts for a 10-mile or 17-mile version of the ride. (Note: the route is paved except for a one-mile section of hardpack gravel on Indian Massacre Road.) Bring snacks and water. Meet at 9:45 am for a 10 am start.
Leaders: Pownal resident Julie Mackaman and HooRWA board member Lauren Stevens. Contact Julie at email@example.com or 413-207-1609 by September 25 to preregister and to receive an email that morning if weather forces us to reschedule for the following morning.
A map and cue sheet for the full ride is posted at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31055890
Rivers and Reverence
This fall, from October 7 through November 3, the Hoosic River Watershed Association and the Clark Art Institute will host Rivers and Reverence, a series of programs exploring how the Hoosic River, its tributaries, and watershed contribute to our sense of home here in the Berkshires. This program will culminate in an exhibition of 50 photographs taken by community members. You can learn how to submit a photograph by visiting the post Rivers and Reverence on this website or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The 5th Annual Berkshire Natural History Conference will be held this year at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA. A day long series of short presentations on the natural history of the Berkshires.
More information to come!