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Connecting with Nature During Challenging Times

Connecting with nature and sharing discoveries is a great way to support each other during challenging times. The Great Barrington Land Conservancy (GBLC) invites you to participate as a family or individual in this fun nature-focused activity at home. 

During the month of April, GBLC will hold a Tree Seed Photo Challenge! Each week we will post a photo of a seed and ask you to identify it. When you submit your guess- even if it's right or wrong!- you will be entered into a raffle prize drawing and the winners will be randomly chosen on Arbor Day. 

You Make Our Hearts Race! 10th Annual Run for the Hills

During this holiday when love is in the air, we all feel like shouting out about our deepest feelings. And so we will!

We are so grateful to you for making the 9th Annual Run for the Hills 5k/10k Race on October 6, 2019 an overwhelming success! 140 runners and walkers enjoyed the beautiful fall foliage in support of land conservation in Great Barrington while families and kids had a fun run on the soccer field at Simon’s Rock. A record number of local businesses as well as 27 incredible volunteers helped us to make this event possible.

Preserving Community and Ecosystems for Future Generations this Giving Tuesday

Soon, you will be able to stroll down a new section of the Housatonic River! In September, the Great Barrington Land Conservancy broke ground on the new Riverfront Trail which will connect visitors to a long-inaccessible section of the Housatonic River. This much-anticipated trail will have two sections for year-round exploration, totaling approximately 4,500 feet. The route will highlight important wildlife habitats, river and birdlife viewing areas, wetlands, and historic agricultural and urban landmarks.

Restoring Lake Mansfield's Native Habitat Now and in the Future

Great Barrington Land Conservancy has worked with the town and private landowners to restore a crucial ecological area as the final step of the Knob Hill stormwater mitigation improvements.

Serviceberry, Summer Sweet, Silky Dogwood, Steeple Bush... These are just a few of the native shrubs that have been planted on the hillside at the intersection of Knob Hill Road and Lake Mansfield Road. Devan Arnold, owner of Sassafras Land Care, was hired for the job.

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