On September 30th Doug Wheat, Board Member, led a walk through the Pomeroy Meadows expansion area. The hike took us though old growth trees, some of which were marked previously to be cut down for lumber. We also hiked along a ridge carved by glaciers as well as overgrown meadows. During the tour we came upon a squatter’s shelter made of tied up branches as well as a deer stand. A parking area and hiking trails are planned for this property.
While not as successful as the Spring plant sale, partly due to overcast weather, the Fall plant sale netted $971.00. $756.00 was made through plant purchases, donations and miscellaneous items and $215 taken in for the raffle drawing. Thanks to everyone who donated or purchased plants or participated in the sale event. See you in the Spring!!
On October 5th, board PCT board members held “Open Space” and website signs on the Easthampton rotary from 12 to 2 pm trying to raise awareness of our fundraising campaign so that the people of Easthampton will support the notion of having a quiet place to go to contemplate Nature or to bring their children to introduce them to the joys of being “in the woods”. People were really responsive, either looking at what the signs said or waving. It was interesting to see such a variety of people out and about on a Saturday afternoon.
The Thursday, September 27th, edition of the Hampshire Gazette featured an article highlighting PCT’s efforts related to the Brickyard Brook expansion and the Pomeroy Meadow land purchase. Doug Wheat, board member, discussed plans for the properties as well as current fundraising efforts.
An archive of recent and older newsletters is now available in the “About Us” section of the website. Some of the older newsletter were never published electronically so they had to be scanned. Therefore, the quality of these documents isn’t the greatest. You may notice some gaps in the publishing dates of the archive. Some newsletters are still being retrieved for scanning. These documents represent a historical archive of Pascommuck Conservations Trusts activities and efforts for land preservation and conservation.