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2019 MASSACHUSETTS A.T. MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE WORK PARTY SCHEDULE
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http://massatprojects.blogspot.com
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https://www.facebook.com/MassachusettsAT
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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.
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Please contact the listed leader for meeting place, and if you have any questions about the planned work. We generally meet at the trailhead at 9am and are headed back to the trailhead no later than 4pm. If you only have a partial day available, we'd be happy to accommodate you--just let the project leader know.
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Dress appropriately for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, bring lunch and plenty of water to drink.
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Note: This page was originally created on March 15, 2019. We've probably made some changes since then. The live, up-to-the-minute version of this schedule can be found at this link (hover, then click the text that appears):
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https://tinyurl.com/2019MassATProjects
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DateDayProject NameProject DescriptionLeaderLeader EmailLeader PhoneMAP
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4/6/2019SaturdayFirst Aid TrainingTraining opportunity for sawyers and others. This is "regular" first aid, no Wilderness First Aid. Pre Registration required. Contact leaderCosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094Contact Leader for more info
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4/14/2019SundayBoundary Painting west of Rt 8--CheshireSnow conditions permitting, we will paint and clip brush on the NPS boundary west (Trail-north) of Rt 8. Due to limited parking, we'll first meet at the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail parking in Cheshire--then proceed to our starting point.Cosmo Catalano/Dave Pirogat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094MAP
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4/20/2019SaturdayOpen Project DayProject to be determined. Contact leader for detailsCosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094Contact Leader for more info
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4/21/2019SundayBoundary Painting-- Near Fernside Rd, Tyringham. Snow conditions permitting, we will paint and clip brush on the NPS boundary near Fernside Rd in Tyringham. Optionally on boundary adjacent to Pittsfield Watershed lands. Contact leader for more info. Due to limited parking, we'll first meet at a location TBA--then proceed to our starting point. Contact leader.Cosmo Catalano/Deb Weisensteinat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094Contact Leader for more info
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4/28/2019SundayBoundary Painting--Return to CheshireWe will be returning to finish the boundary line in Cheshire that we started on the 14th. Due to limited parking, we'll first meet at the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail parking in Cheshire--then proceed to our starting point.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094Contact Leader for more info
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4/30/2019TuesdayImprove Muddy area South of Tyringham BoardwalkWe will harvest and install rock steps in this muddy area near Tyringham Main Rd. Install/repair bog bridges as needed. This will be wet and muddy work. Meet at Tyringham Main Rd AT parking. Pete Rentz(413) 281-5663MAP
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DateDayProject NameProject DescriptionLeaderLeader EmailLeader PhoneMAP
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5/4/2019SaturdaySawyer RecertRe-Certification for current 'B' level sawyers. Pre Registration requiredAdam Brownabrown@appalachiantrail.org(413) 258-2523
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5/5/2019SundayCentral Blowdown BlitzClear downed trees from the Trail in Central district. Meet at Rt 20 AT Parking. Multiple crews will go out. Chainsaw certification NOT required.Deb Weisensteindkweis@gmail.com(508) 277-4826MAP
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5/6/2019MondayAT Committee MeetingFinal AT Committee meeting of the season. Meet at Mt Greylock Visitor's Center, Lanesborough. All are welcome.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094
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5/7/2019TuesdayHubbard Brook Boardwalk RepairsRepairs on the next segment of this boardwalk near Shays' Rebellion. Easy hike to work site. Muddy conditions likely.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094MAP
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5/11/2019SaturdayHubbard Brook Boardwalk RepairsComplete repairs on the next segment of this boardwalk near Shays' Rebellion. Easy hike to work site. Muddy conditions likely.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org(413) 454-4773MAP
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5/12/2019SundaySouth Blowdown BlitzClear downed trees from the Trail in South district. Meet at Big Y parking area, Lee. Multiple crews will go out. Chainsaw certification NOT required.Jim Pelletier/Russ Skeltonat@amcberkshire.org(413) 717-5030MAP
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5/14/2019TuesdayPre-season UGPC RepairsRepair floor of Upper Goose Pond Cabin porch and other minor repairs around the Cabin. Meet at Beaver Storage, Rt 20, Lee.Pete Rentz(413) 281-5663MAP
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5/18/2019SaturdayOpen UGPCOpen Goose Pond Cabin for the season. Meet at Beaver Storage, Rt 20, Lee.Pete Rentz(413) 281-5663MAP
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5/19/2019SundayNorth Blowdown BlitzClear downed trees from the Trail in North district. Meet at Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Parking, Cheshire. Multiple crews will go out. Chainsaw certification NOT required.Cosmo Catalano/Josh Weeksat@amcberkshire.org(413) 841-2945MAP
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5/21/2019TuesdayDrainage/ Stepstones N of Blotz RdCreate water bar and stepstones north of Blotz Rd. Easy hike to worksite. Meet at Blotz Rd AT parking.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org(413) 454-4773MAP
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5/25/2019SaturdayCANCELEDHop Brook continues to meander. We will relocate two sections of this boardwalk. There is the possibility the work will be wet and muddy. Work gloves, sunscreen/hat. Meet at AT parking on Tyringham Main RdCosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094MAP
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5/28/2019TuesdayNatural Heritage Monitoring North of Pine CobbleNatural Heritage plant survey north of Pine Cobble. Moderately strenuous 6 mile round trip hike. Meet at Mass Ave AT crossing, North Adams.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org(413) 454-4773MAP
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DateDayProject NameProject DescriptionLeaderLeader EmailLeader PhoneMAP
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6/1/2019SaturdayNew Waterbars Near Goose Pond Rd.Work with military veterans from Team Rubicon to construct new waterbars north of Goose Pond Rd. Approx 1 mile easy hike to work site. All are welcome to participate.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094MAP
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6/2/2019SundayDalton AT Community Day HikeJoin members of the Dalton AT Community, AT hikers and Trail volunteers for a Family oriented, 3 mile round trip AT hike to Warner Hill from Blotz Rd. Meet at Berkshire Organics to car pool to limited parking at Blotz RdCosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org(413) 822-0094MAP
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6/4/2019TuesdayNoepel Tune UpMultiple projects at this shelter site. Moderate with short strenuous section 2 mile hike to worksite. Meet at Jones' Nose parking, Mt Greylock.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094MAP
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6/8/2019SaturdayCheshire AT Community DayPrior to the Cheshire AT Community Day picnic, we'll be working on Reynolds Rock clipping brush and clearly small trees to make for better access. Meet at Outlook Ave AT CrossingCosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094MAP
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6/8/2019SaturdayCheshire AT Community DayJoin the Cheshire AT Community with a hike and picnic and celebration of their 1 year anniversary as an AT Community.Eileen Quinnemdquinn@gmail.com(413) 717-0673
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6/11/2019TuesdayKay Wood Privy RehabInstall a new roof and improve steps to this privy at Kay Wood shelter. Short, moderate hike to worksite. Meet at AT parking on Grange Hall Rd, Dalton.Don Fairbanksgdfairbanks@nycap.rr.com(413) 443-1148MAP
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6/11/2019TuesdayNatural Heritage Monitoring, Saddleball, Mt Greylock Area (Day 1)Join Natural Heritage monitors for surveys of endangered species in Mt Greylock area.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org(413) 454-4773Contact Leader for more info
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6/12/2019WednesdayNatural Heritage Monitoring, Saddleball, Mt Greylock Area (Day 2)Join Natural Heritage monitors for surveys of endangered species in Mt Greylock area.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org(413) 454-4773Contact Leader for more info
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6/15/2019SaturdayOpen Project DayProject to be determined. Contact leader for detailsDon Fairbanksgdfairbanks@nycap.rr.com(413) 443-1148
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6/18/2019TuesdayRace Brook Privy RepairsRepair siding of this privy and replace the bin cover. Strenuous 2 mile hike to worksite.Don Fairbanksgdfairbanks@nycap.rr.com(413) 443-1148MAP
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6/22/2019SaturdayPhelps Ave Bog Bridges/WaterbarsInstall Bog Bridges in muddy area near Phelps Ave in North Adams. Clean waterbars on adjacent section of Trail. Meet at Greylock Elementary School, Phelps Ave, North Adams.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094MAP
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6/23/2019SundayWildlife Monitoring, TBDConduct initial wildlife survey on AT lands. Location TBD. Contact leader for more info.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org(413) 454-4773Contact Leader for more info
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6/25/2019TuesdaySouth Wilcox Privy RoofInstall a new roof on the privy at South Wilcox Shelter. Short moderate hike to worksite. Meet at main parking area, Beartown SF. Carpool to work site.Don Fairbanksgdfairbanks@nycap.rr.com(413) 443-1148MAP
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6/29/2019SaturdayWaterbar Install near Housatonic RiverInstall waterbars on steep slope near Kellogg Rd, Sheffield. Contact leader for meeting location.Russ Skelton/Cosmo Catalanoskelton.russ@gmail.com(413) 717-5030Contact Leader for more info
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7/1/2019MondayNatural Heritage, Kitchen Brook areaConduct survey of endangered plants near Kitchen Brook, Cheshire. Contact leader for more infoJim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org(413) 454-4773Contact Leader for more info
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7/2/2019TuesdayNatural Heritage, Day Mtn areaConduct survey of endangered plants near Day Mtn, Dalton. Contact leader for more infoJim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org(413) 454-4773Contact Leader for more info
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7/6/2019SaturdayPhragmites Mitigation, UGPCJoin Berkshire Chapter Young Members group clipping invasive plants near Goose Pond Cabin. 2 mile moderately strenuous hike to worksite. Great swimming after work.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org(413) 454-4773Contact Leader for more info
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7/9/2019TuesdayTyringham Fence Stiles (Day 1)Repair stiles at Trail crossings of fencelines, Tyringham Cobble. Meet at Trustees of Reservations Tyringham Cobble parking, Tyringham.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094MAP
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7/13/2019SaturdayTyringham Fence Stiles (Day 2)Repair stiles at Trail crossings of fencelines, Tyringham Cobble. Meet at Trustees of Reservations Tyringham Cobble parking, Tyringham.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094MAP
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7/16/2019TuesdayGlen Brook Shelter Rehab (Day 1)Repairs and rehab of picnic table and front area of Glen Brook shelter. Replace privy covers. Meet at Guilder Pond/AT parking, Mt Everett.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094MAP
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7/16/2019TuesdayNatural Heritage monitoring Location TBDConduct survey of endangered plants. Contact leader for more infoJim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org(413) 454-4773Contact Leader for more info
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7/20/2019SaturdayGlen Brook Rehab (Day 2)Continue above project at Glen Brook shelter. Complete in time to join Great Barringto AT Day picnic.Don Fairbanksgdfairbanks@nycap.rr.com(413) 443-1148MAP
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7/20/2019SaturdayGreat Barrington AT Day--Picnic and hikesJoin members of the Great Barrington AT Community, GB Trails, AT hikers and Trail volunteers for a picnic and hikes in Beartown SF. Christine Wardinfo@gbland.orghttps://www.gbland.org/events/gb-community-celebration-hikes-community-picnicMAP
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7/23/2019TuesdayBeartown Bog Bridges. Repair Stream BankCarry in and install bog bridges near Beartown Mtn Rd in Monterrey. Meet at Beartown Mtn Rd AT crossing. 2 mile flat hike to work site.Deb Weisensteindkweis@gmail.com(508) 277-4826MAP
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7/27/2019SaturdayNorth Adams AT DayJoin Trail neighbors, AT hikers, and Trail volunteers for a picnic lunch and short, family hike. Meet at Greylock Elementary School, North AdamsCosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094MAP
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7/30/2019TuesdayOpen Project DayProject to be determined. Contact leader for detailsCosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094
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DateDayProject NameProject DescriptionLeaderLeader EmailLeader PhoneMAP
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8/2/2019FridayNatural Heritage monitoring, Tyringham ValleyConduct survey of endangered plants in the Tyringham valley. Contact leader for more infoJim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org(413) 454-4773Contact Leader for more info
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8/3/2019SaturdayOpen Project DayProject to be determined. Contact leader for detailsCosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094
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8/6/2019TuesdayBarton Heights Stepstones (Day Mtn)--Day 1Install stepstones in this muddy area south of Dalton. Easy hike to worksite. Meet at Grange Hall Rd AT crossing, carpool to worksite.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094MAP
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8/10/2019SaturdayBarton Heights Stepstones (Day Mtn)--Day 2Install stepstones in this muddy area south of Dalton. Easy hike to worksite. Meet at Grange Hall Rd AT crossing, carpool to worksite.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094MAP
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8/13/2019TuesdayOpen Project DayProject to be determined. Contact leader for detailsCosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094
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8/17/2019SaturdayBog Bridges off Old Adams RdInstall bog bridges in this flat, wet area south of Old Adams Rd (Mt Greylock). Moderate 1.2 mile hike to worksite. Meet a Jones' Nose parking.Josh Weeksjweeks@pittsfield.net(413) 841-2945MAP
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8/20/2019TuesdayOpen Project DayProject to be determined. Contact leader for detailsCosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094
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8/24/2019SaturdayShay's Rebellion PostingKiosk improvement near Shays' Rebellion monument. Contact leader for more infoSteve Smithstevenhsmith.smith@gmail.com(978) 821-2916MAP
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8/27/2019TuesdayOpen Project DayProject to be determined. Contact leader for detailsCosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094
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8/26/2019MondayAT Committee MeetingAT Committee meeting. Wrap up of season's projects. Meet at Mt Greylock Visitor's Center, Lanesborough. All are welcome.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094
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9/10/2019TuesdayOpen Project DayProject to be determined. Contact leader for detailsCosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094
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9/14/2019SaturdayOpen Project DayProject to be determined. Contact leader for detailsCosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094
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9/17/2019TuesdayOpen Project DayProject to be determined. Contact leader for detailsCosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094
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9/21/2019SaturdayOpen Project DayProject to be determined. Contact leader for detailsCosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094
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9/24/2019TuesdayOpen Project DayProject to be determined. Contact leader for detailsCosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094
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9/28/2019SaturdayOpen Project DayProject to be determined. Contact leader for detailsCosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094
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9/30/2019MondayOutlook Ave Open Area MaintenanceMowing and brush clearing pasture south of Outlook Ave in CheshireJim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org(413) 454-4773MAP
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10/1/2019TuesdayOutlook Ave Open Area MaintenanceMowing and brush clearing pasture south of Outlook Ave in CheshireJim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org(413) 454-4773MAP
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10/2/2019WednesdayGoose Pond Rd Open Area MaintenanceMove equipment to Goose Pond Rd. Mow, clear brush and fell dead treesJim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org(413) 454-4773MAP
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10/3/2019ThursdayGoose Pond Rd Open Area MaintenanceComplete mowing, brush clearing and tree removals. Move equipment to Slater Fields, TyringhamJim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org(413) 454-4773MAP
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10/4/2019FridayTyringham Open Area MaintenanceMowing open areas on Slater Fields in TyringhamJim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org(413) 454-4773MAP
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10/5/2019SaturdayTyringham Open Area MaintenanceMowing open areas on Slater Fields in TyringhamJim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org(413) 454-4773MAP
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10/8/2019TuesdayBoundary MaintenanceMaintain NPS boundary near Laurel Ridge Campsite. Contact leader for more infoCosmo Catalano/Dave Pirogdpirog@charter.net(413) 593-3884Contact Leader for more info
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10/12/2019SaturdayOpen Project DayProject to be determined. Contact leader for detailsCosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094
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10/13/2019SundayWildlife MonitoringConduct initial wildlife survey on AT lands. Location TBD. Contact leader for more info.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org(413) 454-4773Contact Leader for more info
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10/14/2019MondayALDHA Boundary ProjectJoin volunteers from the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association for a boundary project in North Adams. Meet at Pattison Rd A.T. ParkingCosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094Contact Leader for more info
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10/14/2019MondayALDHA Trail ProjectJoin volunteers from the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association to install stepstones near Sherman Brook Campsite. Moderate 1.8 mile walk toworksite.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094Contact Leader for more info
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10/15/2019TuesdayFirewood Felling, UGPCCut next year's firewood supply for Upper Goose Pond Cabin. Plenty of work for non-chainsaw folks!Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org(413) 454-4773MAP
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10/19/2019SaturdayFeller RecertCertification for tree felling on AT lands. Current "B" level sawyers only. Pre-registration required.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org(413) 454-4773Contact Leader for more info
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10/20/2019SundayClose UGPCClose Upper Goose Pond Cabin for the season.Pete Rentz(413) 281-5663MAP
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11/ 4/19MondayAT Committee MeetingAT Committee meeting. Begin planning for next season's projects. 7pm at Mt Greylock Visitor's Center, Lanesborough. All are welcome.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094
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