Last year GBLC received permission from the town’s conservation commission to monitor and remove invasive water chestnut plants from Lake Mansfield that were discovered in 2021. Industrious volunteers successfully removed ten 5-gallon buckets full of water chestnut plants in early summer before they went to seed.
All are welcome to join us for this gentle to intermediate practice led by Senta Reis a Kripalu trained and certified instructor. A portion of the proceeds from the class are donated to Lake Mansfeild Alliance.
On Saturday, June 3 from 2:00-3:30pm, Join naturalist and wild edibles enthusiast Arianna Alexsandra Collins for a walk-about at Lake Mansfield to learn about in season wild edible and medicinal plants and how to identify and prepare them. Trailside nibbling will be encouraged and samples will be provided along with recipes. Limit 16 participants.
Saturday June 10, 9:30-11:30 Volunteer in the Lake Mansfield Forest
Volunteers will collect litter, remove invasive species, and refresh trail blazes as well as trim and tidy the Christian Hill Trail entrance.
A guided forest walk and trail assessment can be included as a part of the day.
Led by Kate and Brad Roblin with Christine Ward.
All invited! Join GBLC 2023 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 14, 5:30-6:30pm at Riverfront Trail.
Topic: Trails for All with presenter Peter Jenson, former GBLC board member, current advisor & owner of TrailBuilders.com.
Park at the Claire Teague Senior Center: 917 South Main Street, Great Barrington
Walk to Brookside entrance of the Riverfront Trail
Join us for a Summer Solstice celebration with yoga and a live sound bath on Saturday June 17th from 8-10 AM at Lake Mansfield. Free, no pre-registration is necessary. Donations accepted. Bring a yoga blanket and a large towel. Rain date is Sunday June 18th.
YOGA! There is no better way to start a summer day!
See details for morning lakeside classes for June 25th - Sept 1, 2023
Join fern enthusiasts to search out and identify the fern species in the Lake Mansfield Conservation Forest. Our program will begin in the beach area and will include a forest ramble. We will be using the ferns we gather to look more closely at the characteristics that lead to identification and will have Fern Identification Guides on hand to aid in our discovery. Come learn with us and help us begin a Fern Inventory for one of our most treasured spaces.
Come by Lake Mansfield for an afternoon fundraiser to celebrate community and the surrounding natural areas we love. Locally sourced food will be available and the event will feature the bluegrass trio of Kate Ritter Roblin on fiddle, Sam Clement on guitar, and Dave Lawlor on mandolin. The group has performed at a variety of venues large and small throughout Vermont, the New York Capital Region, and the Berkshires.
YOGA! There is no better way to start an autumn Day
FALL YOGA: Saturdays Sept 2nd - October 29th / 9AM - 10AM
Beginners always welcomed and supported. Participants should bring a yoga mat and a towel. The instructor, Senta Reis, is Kripalu trained and certified. A portion of proceeds from class are donated to Lake Mansfield Alliance. For more information info@GBLand.org,