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2018 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, 2018. 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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2018 AT Projects
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3/27/2018TuesdayHazard Tree Assessment: Location TBDWe will survey and record potentially hazardous trees for monitoring or removal at these overnight sitesJim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773Contact Leader for more info
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4/15/2018SundayAT Corridor Boundary ClearingCANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER Dave Pirogdpirog@charter.net413-593-3884Contact Leader for more info
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4/22/2018SundayAT Corridor Boundary ClearingWe will clear the boundary of AT Corridor lands in Cheshire. Work is off-trail.Dave Pirogdpirog@charter.net413-593-3884Contact Leader for more info
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4/29/2018SundayAT Corridor Boundary ClearingWe will clear the boundary of AT Corridor lands near Upper Goose Pond. Work is off-trail.Dave Pirogdpirog@charter.net413-593-3884Contact Leader for more info
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DateDayProject NameProject DescriptionLeaderLeader EmailLeader PhoneMAP
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5/1/2018TuesdayPrep Dock Replacement at Upper Goose Pond Cabin The dock at Upper Goose Pond Cabin is being replaced before the Cabin opens for the season. We will canoe new pieces in and remove old ones.Pete Rentzat@amcberkshire.org413-281-5663Meet at Beaver Storage
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5/5/2018SaturdayMove Sherman Brook PrivyPrivy pit is full. We will dig new pit and move the outhouse (not as gross as it sounds)Don Fairbanksgdfairbanks@nycap.rr.com413-443-1148Meet at Mass Ave
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5/6/2018SundayCentral Region BlowdownsWe will clear downed trees and limbs from the A.T. in Central Berkshire County.Debra Weisensteindkweis@alum.mit.edu508-277-4826Contact Leader for more info
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5/7/2018MondayNatural Resources ProjectA project day devoted to preserving and monitoring natural resources on AT Lands. Contact Leader for details and meeting place.Steve Smithstevenhsmith.smith@gmail.com978-821-2916Contact Leader for more info
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5/7/2018MondayMass AT Committee MeetingFinal full Committee meeting until September. 7pm, Mt Greylock Visitors Center (all are welcome)Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773Visitors Center
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5/8/2018TuesdayNatural Resources ProjectA project day devoted to preserving and monitoring natural resources on AT Lands. Contact Leader for details and meeting place.Steve Smithstevenhsmith.smith@gmail.com978-821-2916Contact Leader for more info
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5/8/2018TuesdayInstall Dock at Upper Goose Pond CabinWe will install the new dock at UGPC and remove the old one. Some wading in the pond.Pete Rentzat@amcberkshire.org413-281-5663Meet at Beaver Storage
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5/9/2018WednesdayNatural Resources ProjectA project day devoted to preserving and monitoring natural resources on AT Lands. Contact Leader for details and meeting place.Steve Smithstevenhsmith.smith@gmail.com978-821-2916Contact Leader for more info
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5/12/2018SaturdayOpen Upper Goose Pond CabinOpening Day at this iconic Trail stop. Treasured by all AT hikers.Pete Rentzat@amcberkshire.org413-281-5663Meet at Beaver Storage
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5/13/2018SundaySouth Region BlowdownsWe will clear downed trees and limbs from the A.T. in Southern Berkshire County.Dave Koerberdkoerber@mindspring.com413-568-4650 Contact Leader for more info
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5/15/2018TuesdayHazard Tree Removal--Sherman BrookWe will remove hazard trees at Sherman Brook. Possibly also move one tent platformCosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094Meet at Mass Ave
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5/19/2018SaturdayNorth Region BlowdownsPosponed until Monday May 21st. (Weather)John Sullivanjohn.sullivan@waterandsewer.org978-544-5790Contact Leader for more info
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5/20/2018SundayAT Corridor Boundary ClearingCANCELLEDDave Pirogdpirog@charter.net413-593-3884Contact Leader for more info
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5/22/2018TuesdayClear Overhead Hazards at Tom Leonard ShelterWe will use a slingshot and rope puller to remove dead/damaged overhead limbs at this overnight site.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773Map to Lake Buel Rd AT Parking
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5/26/2018SaturdayClearing Vistas near Nopel ShelterWe will be clearing overgrown view points north and south of the shelter. Moderate hike to worksite.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094Meet at Jones Nose Parking
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5/29/2018TuesdayRepair Tent Platform at Sherman Brook CampsiteWe will carry in materials and repair the platform damaged by a falling tree at Sherman Brook CampsiteJim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773Meet at Beaver Storage
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DateDayProject NameProject DescriptionLeaderLeader EmailLeader PhoneMAP
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6/2/2018SaturdayNational Trails Day--Work on treadway near Laurel Ridge CampsiteTreadway repairs from ATV damage. We will access Trail from YMCA Camp. Contact Leader for info.Dave Koerberdkoerber@mindspring.com413-568-4650 Contact Leader for more info
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6/5/2018TuesdayHazard Tree Removal--Nopel ShelterRemove any standing hazard trees at Nopel Shelter. Sawyers and non-Sawyers welcomeJim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773Meet at Jones Nose Parking
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6/9/2018SaturdayInstall step stones in muddy area south of Blotz RdInstall large stepstones to replace rotting bog bridges. Easy hike to worksiteCosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094Meet at Blotz Rd Parking
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6/11/2018MondayNatural Resources ProjectA project day devoted to preserving and monitoring natural resources on AT Lands. Contact Leader for details and meeting place.Steve Smithstevenhsmith.smith@gmail.com978-821-2916Contact Leader for more info
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6/12/2018TuesdayNatural Resources ProjectA project day devoted to preserving and monitoring natural resources on AT Lands. Contact Leader for details and meeting place.Steve Smithstevenhsmith.smith@gmail.com978-821-2916Contact Leader for more info
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6/12/2018TuesdayView Clearing at Warner HillClear encroaching brush at Warner Hill. Preserve view, enhance blueberry production.Debra Weisensteindkweis@alum.mit.edu508-277-4826Meet at Blotz Rd Parking
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6/13/2018WednesdayNatural Resources ProjectA project day devoted to preserving and monitoring natural resources on AT Lands. Contact Leader for details and meeting place.Steve Smithstevenhsmith.smith@gmail.com978-821-2916Contact Leader for more info
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6/16/2018SaturdayRemove Graffiti at Cheshire Cobbles OverlookJoin with local residents in cleaning up this iconic viewpoint. Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094Meet at Ashuwillticook Rail Trail
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6/17/2018SundayRemove Graffiti at Cheshire Cobbles OverlookJoin with local residents in cleaning up this iconic viewpoint. Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094Meet at Ashuwillticook Rail Trail
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6/19/2018TuesdayBuild new Tentpads at Nopel ShelterBuild new tentsites to increase capacity at this popular overnight site.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773Meet at Jones Nose Parking
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6/23/2018SaturdayBuild new Tentpads at Nopel ShelterFinish new tentsites to increase capacity at this popular overnight site.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094Meet at Jones Nose Parking
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6/26/2018TuesdayRepair Kiosk at Rt 23 ParkingThis kiosk needs a new leg and other repairs. No hiking for this project.Pete Rentzat@amcberkshire.org413-281-5663Rt 23 AT Parking
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6/26/2018TuesdayInvasive Mitigation near Shaker CampsiteThis is a continuation of several years of volunteer work to dig up Japanese Barberry and other invasive shrubs. Steve Smithstevenhsmith.smith@gmail.com978-821-2916Contact Leader for more info
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6/30/2018SaturdayCheshire AT DayJoin the new Cheshire AT Community Celebration, time TBD. All are welcome.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094Meet at Ashuwillticook Rail Trail
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DateDayProject NameProject DescriptionLeaderLeader EmailLeader PhoneMAP
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7/3/2018TuesdayBuild new Tentpads at Nopel ShelterFinish new tentsites to increase capacity at this popular overnight site.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773Shays' Rebellion Parking
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7/7/2018SaturdayClear brush between Finerty Pond and Tyne RdRapid growth of brush in this open forest needs to be cut back. Meet at Rt 20 AT Parking AreaCosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094
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7/10/2018TuesdayImprove tent sites at Tom Leonard ShelterClear and level tentsites at this overnight site to increase capacity.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094Lake Buel Rd AT Parking
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7/11/2018WednesdayWarner Hill Wildlife Monitoring TransectOff-Trail wildlife survey through this segment of Appalachian Trail Lands. Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773Contact Leader for more info
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7/12/2018ThursdayNatural Resources ProjectA project day devoted to preserving and monitoring natural resources on AT Lands. Contact Leader for details and meeting place.Steve Smithstevenhsmith.smith@gmail.com978-821-2916Contact Leader for more info
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7/13/2018FridayNatural Resources ProjectA project day devoted to preserving and monitoring natural resources on AT Lands. Contact Leader for details and meeting place.Steve Smithstevenhsmith.smith@gmail.com978-821-2916Contact Leader for more info
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7/14/2018SaturdayImprove tent sites at Tom Leonard ShelterClear and level tentsites at this overnight site to increase capacity.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-022-0094Lake Buel Rd AT Parking
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7/17/2018TuesdayHubbard Brook Boardwalk RepairsRepair the sagging boardwalk near Shays' Rebellion Monument.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773AT at Fernside Rd.
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7/21/2018SaturdayStain South Wilcox ShelterApply new stain to this shelter. Join Great Barrington AT Community Picnic after workDon Fairbanksgdfairbanks@nycap.rr.com413-443-1148Beartown State Forest
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7/21/2018SaturdayGB AT Community Day PicnicJoin the Great Barrington AT Community Celebration at Beartown State Forest Picnic Area starting around 5pm. Hikes during the day. All are welcome.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094Beartown State Forest
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7/24/2018TuesdayMove South Wilcox PrivyThis privy pit is pretty full. We'll dig a new hole and move the outhouse.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094Meet at Blotz Rd Parking
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7/28/2018SaturdayNA AT CommunityAM Hikes and a lunchtime cookout to celebrate the 3nd year of North Adams as an AT Community. All are welcome. Hikes at 9am, lunch at noon. Meeting at Greylock School on Phelps Ave (the A.T.) in North Adams.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094Greylock Elementary School
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7/31/2018TuesdayHubbard Brook Boardwalk RepairsContinue repairs to the sagging boardwalk near Shays' Rebellion Monument.Cosmo Catalanoat@amcberkshire.org413-822-0094
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8/4/2018SaturdayOpen Project DayProject to be decided. Contact leader for more information and meeting place.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773
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8/7/2018TuesdayOpen Project DayProject to be decided. Contact leader for more information and meeting place.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773
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8/8/2018WednesdayTyringham MowingMowing A.T.-owned open fields in Tyringham. Important for preserving the iconic New England trail landscape Fun with heavy machinery. Contact Leader for today's meeting place.Steve Smithstevenhsmith.smith@gmail.com978-821-2916
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8/9/2018ThursdayTyringham MowingMowing A.T.-owned open fields in Tyringham. Important for preserving the iconic New England trail landscape Fun with heavy machinery. Contact Leader for today's meeting place.Steve Smithstevenhsmith.smith@gmail.com978-821-2916
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8/10/2018FridayTyringham MowingCANCELLEDSteve Smithstevenhsmith.smith@gmail.com978-821-2916
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8/11/2018SaturdayTyringham MowingCANCELLEDSteve Smithstevenhsmith.smith@gmail.com978-821-2916
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8/11/2018SaturdayOpen Project DayProject to be decided. Contact leader for more information and meeting place.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773
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8/14/2018TuesdayOpen Project DayProject to be decided. Contact leader for more information and meeting place.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773
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8/18/2018SaturdayReconfigure Gate at Shays' Rebellion ParkingWe will remove the existing gate and install a more hiker-friendly vehicle barrierCosmo Catalanocatalano.cosmo@gmail.com413-822-0094Shays' Rebellion AT Parking
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8/21/2018TuesdayPrivy Work, Shaker Campsite, Oct Mt CampsiteDig a new pit for the Shaker Privy and move it. Check on privy capacity at Oct Mtn, move if necessary.Cosmo Catalanocatalano.cosmo@gmail.com413-822-0094Contact Leader for more info
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8/25/2018SaturdayRepair Kiosk at Shays' Rebellion ParkingTrailhead kiosk is showing its age.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773Shays' Rebellion AT Parking
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8/27/2018MondayClean up Tool ShedWe'll tidy up the tool shed and clean and sharpen toolsCosmo Catalanocatalano.cosmo@gmail.com413-822-0094
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8/27/2018MondayAT CommitteeCommittee meeting to recap the season. Mt Greylock Visitors Center, 7pm.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773
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8/28/2018TuesdayScout Boggy Area South of Beartown Mtn Rd. Repair bog bridgesWe are going to be looking for a possible relocation around this wet area. Also fix up any damaged bog bridges on the way into the site.Debra Weisensteindkweis@alum.mit.edu508-277-4826Contact Leader for more info
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9/1/2018SaturdayOpen Project DayProject to be decided. Contact leader for more information and meeting place.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773
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8/28/2018SaturdayOpen Project DayProject to be decided. Contact leader for more information and meeting place.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773
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9/1/2018SaturdayOpen Project DayProject to be decided. Contact leader for more information and meeting place.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773
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9/4/2018TuesdayOpen Project DayProject to be decided. TBD
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9/8/2018SaturdayOpen Project DayProject to be decided. TBD
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9/11/2018TuesdayOpen Project DayProject to be decided. TBD
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9/15/2018SaturdayOpen Project DayProject to be decided. TBD
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9/18/2018TuesdayOutlook Ave MowingCANCELLEDJim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773Outlook Ave AT Crossing
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9/19/2018WednesdayOutlook Ave MowingCANCELLEDSteve Smithstevenhsmith.smith@gmail.com978-821-2916Outlook Ave AT Crossing
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9/20/2018ThursdayOutlook Ave MowingCANCELLEDSteve Smithstevenhsmith.smith@gmail.com978-821-2916Outlook Ave AT Crossing
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9/22/2018SaturdayOpen Project DayProject to be decided. Contact leader for more information and meeting place.Cosmo Catalanocatalano.cosmo@gmail.com413-822-0094
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9/25/2018TuesdayOpen Project DayProject to be decided. Contact leader for more information and meeting place.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773
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9/29/2018SaturdayOpen Project DayProject to be decided. Contact leader for more information and meeting place.Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773
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10/3/2018WednesdayWarner Hill Wildlife Monitoring TransectOff-Trail wildlife survey through this segment of Appalachian Trail Lands. Jim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773Contact Leader for more info
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10/9/2018TuesdayNatural Resources ProjectA project day devoted to preserving and monitoring natural resources on AT Lands in south County. Contact Leader for details and meeting place.Steve Smithstevenhsmith.smith@gmail.com978-821-2916Contact Leader for more info
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10/10/2018WednesdayNatural Resources ProjectA project day devoted to preserving and monitoring natural resources on AT Lands in south County. Contact Leader for details and meeting place.Steve Smithstevenhsmith.smith@gmail.com978-821-2916Contact Leader for more info
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10/16/2018TuesdayHarvest Firewood at UGPCWe'll be felling some aging birch trees for next year's firewood supply at the Cabin. There's work for non-chainsaw folks too. Meet at Beaver Storage, Rt 20, Lee.Cosmo Catalanocatalano.cosmo@gmail.com413-822-0094
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10/21/2018SundayClose Upper Goose Pond CabinClose up the Cabin for the season--the traditional end of our project year.Pete Rentzat@amcberkshire.org413-281-5663
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11/5/2018MondayAT CommitteeAT Committee Meeting. Mt Greylock Visitors CenterJim Pelletierat@amcberkshire.org413-454-4773
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