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.
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.