Are you a chapter member who is interested in learning more about the AMC and how your all-volunteer AMC chapter is organized and managed? Would you like to have influence on and contribute to future chapter initiatives, programs and policies?
FallFest is an AMC-wide celebration of all the things we love – outdoor experiences, friends, food, and fall! Join us on Sunday, September 25th at the Noble View Outdoor Center in Russell MA for an outdoor event supported by AMC's all-volunteer Western MA Chapter.
Here are some of the events being offered at FallFest:
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Attempted theft from vehicle parked at Grange Hall Rd, Dalton.
On the weekend of July 16/17, a visitor parking overnight at Grange Hall Rd near the Appalachian Trail in Dalton Mass, reported that an attempt was made to steal the catalytic converter from their vehicle. Police were notified, and indicated that similar incidents have been taking place in the larger area generally. Appalachian Trail parking does not seem to be the focus of the thieves, as no other reports of Trail parking area vandalism have been received by the AT Committee to date.
Please consider nominating yourself or someone you recommend (with their permission, of course) for an open Chapter Officer or Standing Committee Chair position!
Did you know that AMC membership dues account for 65% of the chapter’s annual base income? (The balance comes from an endowment established in 1992 per bequest of a generous donor.) The chapter uses these funds to support our programs, activities, and basic business operations, as well as to reduce or eliminate participation costs to our members.
The Western Mass Chapter of the AMC is seeking a Communications Chair to help with regional and club level communications efforts. This includes the regular update of website content, email distribution and social media oversight. The time requirement is approximately 8-10 hours per month.
The role details are:
Meet some great people, get your hands dirty and help support our beautiful recreational and ecological sites. Work projects are open to all -- no prior experience is necessary. Please note that some projects require a moderate hike to and from the work site, and others will be off-trail adventures.
While the AMC supports the development of solar power, Massachusetts laws and regulations have permitted many thousands of acres of forest and farms to be lost to solar facilities. A decades old law is being interpreted to sharply curtail municipalities authority to zone for solar facilities to protect key resources. Bill H.4331 is a bill which would restore a municipality’s right to reasonably regulate solar power locations and is supported by the AMC. This bill needs your support to gain passage.
The Western Massachusetts Chapter is looking for an organized, creative, and computer-savvy member with experience in website management and maintenance to volunteer as Webmaster for the Chapter! The Webmaster stewards and maintains the Chapter’s online web presence at amc-wma.org, and serves as a member of the Executive Committee. The Webmaster commonly serves for two years, and is eligible to stay on for additional years. Duties may be shared among qualified members of a committee. Current Webmaster will provide training.