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Berkshire Chapter Seeking Nominees for Executive Committee

The Berkshire Chapter Executive Committee is the top level of chapter leadership, representing all the committees that keep our chapter moving. Joining the Executive Committee is an excellent opportunity to lead an area you’re passionate about and help guide the chapter’s activities.

Maine Beer Company Tap Takeover

Dec 14 from 6-9 pm
Join the AMC at The Foundry in Northampton.
A portion of the proceeds will support AMC.
Members and non-members are welcome.
Learn more at outdoors.org.
 

Date: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Explore the North Cascades with August Camp 2018

In 2018 AMC’s August Camp returns to the breathtaking North Cascades of Washington State. Hikes will be in the North Cascades National Park, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, and Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas. Choose from a variety of 4-6 hikes every day, or add in backpacking, rafting or kayaking to expand your experience.  No matter what you do, you'll be surrounded by amazing vistas!

Date: 
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 9:00am to Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 9:00am

Appie of the Year 2017 | Mike Zlogar

Mike Zlogar speaking

Mike’s involvement most fully embodies the spirit of the award, in this case, given to an individual whose leadership and involvement is very much behind the scenes. Mike is a Steward of Trails . He is a wildlife biologist, a retired fire chief , a leader with the Boy Scouts, and a member of the New England Scenic Trail Committee. Mike is truly multifaceted in his outdoorsmanship.

Report of 2017 AMC Berkshire Chapter Activities

Conservation—Robert Cherdack—robertcherd@gmail.com

The Chapter Conservation Committee has been reinstituted with the following goals: 

1) Supporting the club in its conservation campaigns.

2) Identifying and responding to local issues within western Massachusetts.

3) Encouraging conservation work such as cleanups and invasive controls within chapter activities.

Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and Clean Power Plan Initiatives

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.

Learn more about the New England National Scenic trail | Local Meetup

Jones Library 
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. 

Date: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Berkshire Bash - Chapter Annual Meeting

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.

Date: 
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 5:15pm to 9:30pm

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