In the midst of uncertainty in today’s world one thing is certain, the Trust is committed to it’s mission of conserving and preserving natural open space in Easthampton. Our board of directors consists of ordinary (and friendly!) folks, who have a passion for the land and the environment. If you meet that simple qualification and would like to get involved, we’d love to talk to you about becoming a board member or volunteering. As a bonus beyond that general enthusiasm, we’ll be extra happy if you bring some particular but not extraordinary skills and/or commitment as we could use a social media marketing coordinator. We also need younger people to become involved as our board would benefit from the passion and energy that they bring. If interested please use the contact form and use “Becoming a board member” as the subject line.
Pascommuck Conservation Trust has 15 beautiful sites waiting for beautiful benches. We want to add to the welcome our conservation areas offer visitors as we look forward to 2022 and celebrating 40 years of conservation.
Your dedicated donation of $750 to $3500 will purchase a unique bench, pay for a commemorative plaque, AND add to our Stewardship Endowment for the next 40 years.
The Endowment generates income to help cover such costs as keeping trails clear of downed trees, annual mowing to maintain bird habitat, rebuilding bridges & steps, and fighting invasive plants — all critical to ensuring our conservation areas remain welcoming, beautiful, and ecologically healthy.
An informational brochure can be downloaded here for further information.
If you would like further information and to talk with someone at PCT please use our contact form.
Pascommuck Conservation Trust has no paid staff, meaning your gifts always go directly towards protecting land, maintaining our conservation areas for public access and habitat protection, and the few unavoidable expenses such as accounting necessary to keep operating.
We have also relied almost entirely on board & volunteer hours for property upkeep. But in recent times, the added burdens of damage from severe weather, aging board members, and increased use of our conservation areas has made it necessary to supplement our own time
with contracted part-time assistance, particularly for any work requiring specialized expertise or involving heavy equipment.
We are asking for your help in building a modest endowment to supplement our regular fundraising and cover not only a portion of those contractor fees, but also materials for replacement or new bog bridges, steps, etc., clearing downed trees off trails, sign maintenance, enhancement of habitat for wildlife and native plants, and other ongoing
The venue for our plant sale had changed this year to the Easthampton City Hall parking lot. Despite the change, a steady stream of gardeners looking to replace some of their plants lost due to the drought conditions made the plant sale a success Proceeds from all sales totaled $1304.25. Plants sold totaled $1,234.35 and raffle ticket sales totaled $70. Thank You to everyone that participated!
On Saturday August 15th approximately 12 volunteers helped with clearing trees and debris from the trails as well as clearing invasive vines growing along the fenced area along Terrace View. Many thanks to the volunteers for their efforts!
Maintenance of our properties and trails has been ongoing. Below is some of the maintenance that happened at Mutter’s Field this week:
A tree came down over the accessible trail. Larkin Tree came out on Friday to cut down and remove the tree.
On Saturday, 10 volunteers showed up early morning in the somewhat muggy weather to help with erosion control at the East Green Street entrance as well as cleaning the debris along the accessible trail. Many thanks to the volunteers who helped out!
There are ongoing maintenance costs the Trust is incurring to keep the trails open and safe for everyone. Please consider donating to the Trust through Network for Good or mailing to the Trust Directly (Pascommuck Conservation Trust · PO Box 806 Easthampton, MA 01027).
Thank You in advance.