Sue Walz’s 2023 calendars are now available. They are $18.00 and feature updated seasonal photographs of Mount Tom and Nashawannuck Pond for each month. Proceeds benefit the Pascommuck Conservation Trust. You may call Sue Walz at 413-527-0885 to purchase a calendar.
Bridges were recently replaced at both the Dwyer Conservation area as well as at Pomeroy Meadows Conservation area. The bridge at Dwyer consisted of mainly replacing the wooden bridge across the first major wetland are with another wooden bridge. However the bridge at Pomeroy Meadows consisted of switching out the wooden bridge with one consisting of aluminum girders as well as aluminum railings. Some of the rotted steps were also replaced on the stairs located after the bridge. Thanks to the work parties who managed the demolishing of the old bridges and the reconstruction of the new and improved ones.
The plant sale was held on a cool cloudy day. Perhaps because of the holiday weekend the number of people attending the plant sale was not as numerous as previous plant sales.
Despite the lower number of people attending the sales from plants and t-shirts totaled $858, and raffle ticket sales totaled $468. In addition 3 people signed up for memberships which totaled $112. The grand total came to $1,438.
Thanks to all who attended and contributed!
On Friday, September 9th, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to officially announce the opening of the Mount Tom North Trailhead Park. The ceremony was held at the very top of the park giving attendees a panoramic view of the pioneer valley. Speeches were give by Jeff Bagg Easthampton City planner, Mark Wamsley from Kestrel Land Trust, State Representative Daniel Carey, and Easthampton Mayor Nicole LaChapelle. For a video of the days event click here.
If you are enjoying the lovely trails the Pascommuck Conservation Trust preserves and maintains in Easthampton, think about joining us for our fall membership drive! If you have friends that also enjoy the outdoors and love hiking and conserving open space talk to them about joining. We would love to add 50 new members! You can join for as little as $15. We are also looking for volunteers to help with the plant sale, trail maintenance, and to join Board committees and serve on the Board. We have some open spots on the Board/committees, and are especially looking for folks from diverse backgrounds, those who are new to the outdoors, as well as experienced outdoor enthusiasts. We are a small local organization established since 1982 and have been fulfilling our mission of preserving, protecting, and making accessible Easthampton’s natural resources.