Join HooRWA on a canoe/kayak trip on the Hoosic River from Buskirk, NY to Johnsonville, NY on Friday, June 21st. We will meet at the First Congregational Church in Williamstown and travel the Buskirk launch site. Canoeists and kayakers are encouraged to bring a vehicle that can carry an extra boat and participant so we can carpool and make the trip back to the put-in that much faster. This is a 5 mile river trip so bring water and pack a lunch. Register by emailing email@example.com by Wednesday, June 19.
Free and open to all- Second of two work dates – Saturday June 22
Help prepare the Mahican Mohawk trail for summer hikers! Join the Friends of the Mahican Mohawk Trail, Franklin Land Trust, MA DCR, HooRWA, and the Student Conservation Association to clear brush and blaze the trail. Bring water, work gloves and hand tools if you have them. Come prepared to hike on rugged terrain. To RSVP and get directions to the meeting location all (413) 625-9151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A clean up day on the Green River in South Williamstown will take place on Saturday, July 13 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. Storm events have changed the course of the Green River and has resulted in bank erosion into a former landfill. Volunteers will walk the Green River upstream, helping clear the channel of small debris and should plan to wear clothes and shoes that can get wet. Broken glass should be expected. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided. There will be refreshments afterwards.
Assemble at the Hart Construction parking area at 318 New Ashford Road. This project is in partnership with the South Williamstown Community Association.
Hike the Bellows Pipe Trail on Mt. Greylock with Lauren Stevens and DCR Visitor Services staff. Participants should bring water and lunch. We pause along the way to read relevant passages from Thoreau’s works. Five to six miles; three miles if participants arrange transportation from the summit. Meet: Leave from the north gate (Notch Road) of the Mount Greylock Reservation at 10:00 a.m.
For more information, registration or directions call: (413) 499-4262. Co-sponsored by the Hoosic River Watershed Association and the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Join Cosmo Catalano and Lauren Stevens on a Williamstown Ring Trail hike across East Mountain. Meet at Greylock School and then carpool to the Pine Cobble trail parking area. The hike will go up Pine Cobble Trail to East Mountain to the A.T..
More information to come this summer!
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!