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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.

Berkshire Chapter Leadership Training

View link on outdoors.org: http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/94592

Date and Time

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

Location

Noble View Outdoor Center,
Massachusetts, Berkshires,
MA

Registration

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

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

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.

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

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

Past Chair of Paddling Committee

Daily Hampshire Gazette:
http://m.legacy.com/obituaries/gazettenet/obituary.aspx?n=constance-pete...

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.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO PREPARE THE COTTAGES FOR WINTER!
"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.

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

The Berkshire Exchange Newsletter, Fall 2016

Our Latest Issue:
2016: Fall

(CLICK TO READ)

Family Fall Foliage Hike - Saturday, October 22nd

Calling all families! Fall Foliage is here, let's go take a look!

Join us for a family-friendly, short hike to the Lookout Tower on Mt. Sugarloaf near Sunderland, MA.

The sun will be warm and the trees in foliage color as we hike about 2 miles round-trip, to the Lookout Tower and back. This is an easy, family-friendly hike. This is also the last day that the tower is open for the year. And restrooms... oh, what a relief! After the hike, those who choose can head over to nearby Mike’s Maze for more fun or snacks!

Berkshire Bash (Annual Meeting) Tickets Now Available

Tickets are now available for this year's Berkshire Bash.

Please join all Berkshire Chapter members and friends at our annual dinner meeting! The 2016 Berkshire Bash takes place on Saturday, November 5, at the Summit View in Holyoke. Tickets are $20 each, and admission includes a buffet dinner and our featured speaker, Ed Webster. There will be a cash bar. We will also have a short business meeting with the election of our Executive Committee members for the coming year.

Nominees for 2017 Executive Committee

This year's Executive Committee nominees are as follows:

Chapter Officers

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