With Fall approaching fast, it's time to get out to some of South Hadley's Conservation Areas to finish a few projects, and prepare trailheads for the new season. Below are some upcoming work parties we hope you can join us for.
I'm also very excited to announce that Rebekah Cornell has been hired as the new Conservation Administrator/Planner. I was recently appointed as the Director of Planning and Conservation, and Rebekah will be taking over work with the Volunteer Conservation Corps as well as the Conservation Commission and other environmental planning projects. Welcome Rebekah!
Upcoming Volunteer Conservation Corps Work Days!
New kiosks have been installed at Black Stevens and Bynan Conservation Areas. There are two kiosks at each area that need landscape fabric and mulch put down. All four trailheads also need general trimming, cutting, and clean up. Please bring gloves and dress for the weather, we will be working rain or shine. Bring your favorite pruning clippers, saws, and other tools.
Each trailhead should take 1-2 hours depending on the number of volunteers, which should put the work day at about 4 hours total.
Thursday, September 16 9:00am
Meet at South Hadley High School on Newton Street. Light to moderate work.
Then we will head on to Lyman Terrance and New Ludlow Road for similar work.
Snacks and water will be available.
ANNUAL SOURCE TO SEA CLEANUP!
Friday, September 24 -- Source to Sea Cleanup 8:00-12:00
This annual event will meet at Beachgrounds Park (137 Main Street), which will be the starting point and staging area. Depending on how many volunteers, the group will branch out along Main Street. Moderate to strenuous work.
Wear mud boots, pants and socks, and a long-sleeved shirt. Bring water, extra clothes, bug spray, enthusiasm and friends and family! The Planning and Conservation Department will supply gloves, trash bags and much appreciation.
Please RSVP to attend either event to Rebekah at [email protected].