Conservation is one of three important pillars at the AMC, next to recreation and education. The AMC is involved in a number of conservation initiatives from DC to Maine. Two pressing conservation initiatives for the AMC involve land conservation and clean air. Read more about these issues below and find out how you can get involved.
43 Amity St, Amherst, MA
November, 30, 2017
6 - 8 pm
Come spend an evening with the Appalachian Mountain Club to learn more about the New England National Scenic trail and hear music inspired by the trail, performed by NET Artist-in-Residence Ben Cosgrove. The evening will also include the opportunity to learn about the history of canoes in North America from writer Norman Sims and find out how you can take a canoe on the Massachusetts stretch of the Connecticut River Paddlers Trail.
* Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.
Please join us at the Berkshire Bash, AMC Berkshire Chapter's annual dinner meeting! This year we are requiring that the event fee ($20) be paid when you register through our Eventbrite page. Please register by November 1.
Admission includes a social hour with live jazz music, buffet dinner, a short business meeting with the election of our Executive Committee members for the coming year and a speaker. The buffet will include a vegetarian option. There is a cash bar.
By Andrea Minoff
Government officials, community leaders, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and members of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Berkshire Chapter joined with members of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) Committee for Dalton on Saturday, August 19 at Pinegrove Park on High Street to celebrate the official designation of Dalton as one of the newest Appalachian Trail communities.
Come learn a bit about regional geology while walking down to Pitcher Brook. Along the way we'll get a basic introduction to the different types of rocks and how they form, followed by a closer inspection and discussion of the rocks exposed near the falls. If there's time, we'll stop to visit a glacial erratic on the way back, taking a quick look at the more recent geologic history of the area.
Noble View is in need of volunteers with some basic construction skills. We are currently erecting a yurt and a storage shed. Please contact our caretaker Nate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Noble View is also looking foe a low cost or donated snow mobile and snow mobile sled for grooming cross country skiing and snow shoeing trails. Please contact Frank at email@example.com.
City officials in West Springfield have arranged with Diane Crowell's family members to dedicate a boulder and a metal plaque in memory of Diane.
Diane was one of the the three founders of the Tuesday Hikers of the Berkshire Chapter. She was an outings leader and a lover of the outdoors.
The time and place will be Sunday September 10th at 11 AM at a small triangular park near the southern end of Main Street in West Springfield. At least 3 city officials and possibly others will address the gathering during the dedication.