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.
The board was able to meet and physically distance during the pandemic thanks to the use of our current treasurer’s backyard. We were able to catch up on old business and address new business. Despite missing a plant sale in the Spring we are hopeful that we can hold one in the fall. We have tentatively set September 19th as the Fall plant sale date.
Dear Friends of the Pascommuck Conservation Trust:
During this Covid-19 pandemic, the Trust has worked very hard to keep our trails open to the public with regular maintenance, welcome signs, and reminders to keep a safe distance between hikers while enjoying our properties.
Due to the unprecedented Stay Home directives over the past month, everyone is happy to get outdoors even for a little while. During this time, however, the use of our trails is much heavier than normal and because so many are enjoying the trails, they are even more in need of regular maintenance. This has become very costly for the Trust and many of our planned special projects for our nine properties will be suffering unless we get a little help from our friends. Like many local organizations, one of our special fund raisers, the Spring Plant Sale, had to be postponed in order to keep everyone safe. We are optimistic that we will be able to schedule the Fall Plant Sale once the safe re-open begins. In the meantime, however, funds are short and we need your help.
As you may know, the Pascommuck Conservation Trust is made up entirely of volunteers, neighbors and friends who appreciate the value of our treasured sites and work very hard to keep them manageable for all to enjoy. We realize that these are very difficult times for everyone, emotionally and financially, too. If you would like to help the Trust by making a contribution, large or small, to our Maintenance Endowment Fund, we would greatly appreciate it. Contributions may be made through Network For Good here or directly mailed to the Trust at PO Box 806, Easthampton, MA 01027.
Thank you very much. Together we will keep our trails open for everyone.
The Board of Directors
Pascommuck Conservation Trust, Inc.