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Northern Pass update and thanks

I’m writing to update you on next steps in our Northern Pass opposition work that contributions from your chapters helped make happen. As you know we sought funding from you to help meet the expense of the visual expert we hired in partnership with the Forest Society (SPNHF), and who is providing a key counterpoint to Northern Pass’s assessment of the visual impacts of the project. The filing deadline for that testimony was December 30th, and we are very pleased with the results.


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Date and Time

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - Sunday, March 19, 2017


Noble View Outdoor Center,
Massachusetts, Berkshires,


Registration is required for this activity. Please contact registrar below.

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 4:30pm

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.

Nominees for 2017 Executive Committee

This year's Executive Committee nominees are as follows:

Chapter Officers

Wildlife Tracking: Find & Follow the Signs

Noble View Naturalist Series 2017

Leader: Jim Pelletier, Berkshire Wildlife Tracker & Appalachian Trail Committee Chair

Come learn about tracks, their patterns, and other signs of winter wildlife: how to look and what to look for. We’ll spend a short time inside at the beginning discussing tracking and then hit the trails and fields, looking for tracks and signs and learning to understand the stories they tell. A laminated Animal Tracks ID card that trackers use in the field will be included. Donation $5.00.

Saturday, January 7, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

AMC Berkshire Kayak Fleet Sale

All kayaks are in Amherst. Pick-up only, Normal wear and tear. None of the boats come with skirts or paddles.
Please contact Charlie: [email protected]

Aquaterra Keowee 2 tandem rec kayak (blue) $150
Dagger Nomad ww kayak (red) $200
Perception Sparc (red/yellow) $125
Old Town Heron sea kayak $200
Perception Shadow sea kayak $200
Necky Looksha V sea kayak $200
Scupper Pro SOT kayak (red) $125

Constance "Connie" (Alfriend) Peterson Obituary and Memorial Service

Past Chair of Paddling Committee

Daily Hampshire Gazette:

Her memorial will take place Dec. 10, at 1:30 p.m. at the new Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St., Amherst.

Donations in her memory can be made to Oxfam and Heifer International.

Volunteers Needed! Wood Day at Noble View

Wood Day at Noble View -- Saturday, December 10, 2016, 9 am to 4 pm.

Come to Noble View and help with splitting and stacking this year's firewood.
"Burning wood for heat warms you twice. Once in the gathering and once when you burn it."

Delicious hot lunch of chili or stew will be provided along with cocoa and coffee.

Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

The Berkshire Exchange Newsletter, Fall 2016

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2016: Fall



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