September 28, 2020 Mariah

Berkshire Natural Resources Council Fall 2020 Volunteer Workdays

  

Safety Protocols

  • BNRC volunteer workdays will be limited to 4-5 participants that must RSVP, unless splitting into groups. Staff members will not count toward the total participants. Group totals will fall within the Massachusetts Safety Standards for these type of gatherings.
  • Self-screen your health and don’t come to a workday if:
    • You or somebody in your household experiences COVID-like symptoms or has traveled within the past 2 weeks to a location where COVID cases are high.
    • Anybody in your household has been exposed to somebody with COVID
  • Participants must bring a face mask to wear in the event that social distancing is not possible. BNRC will have extra in case someone forgets theirs.
  • Participants must practice social distancing by remaining 6 feet away from others on the trail. This includes stepping off the trail to let others pass.
  • Participants must bring their own water, snacks, and work gloves. BNRC will have work gloves to give away if someone needs.

Wednesday, October 14, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (5 volunteers) At Capacity
Clam River, Sandisfield

This workday will focus on re-painting the blazes along the Clam River Trail. We’ll hike approximately 3 miles. BNRC will provide all tools and will sanitize them prior to use. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on, sturdy shoes, and bring a mask, gloves, 32oz of water, and lunch. The outlined safety protocols must be followed.

  1. Elissa Bosworth
  2. Clay Dilts
  3. Ellen Dilts
  4. Kim Kai
  5. Mary Spina

Saturday, October 17, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (5 volunteers) At Capacity
Alford Springs, Alford

This workday will be focused on clearing the Father Loop trail corridor at Alford Springs. BNRC will provide all tools and will sanitize them prior to use. Please wear sturdy shoes, and bring a mask, gloves, 32oz of water, and lunch. The outlined safety protocols must be followed. Also, if you have loppers and/or pruners, please feel free to bring. The outlined safety protocols must be followed.

  1. Jack Magnotti
  2. Sammy Lefenfeld
  3. Nancy King
  4. Alex Fellman
  5. Kipp Lynch

Sunday, October 18, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (4 volunteers) At Capacity
Clam River, Sandisfield

This workday will focus on re-painting the blazes along the Clam River Loop. We’ll hike approximately 2 miles.  BNRC will provide all tools and will sanitize them prior to use. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on, sturdy shoes, and bring a mask, gloves, 32oz of water, and lunch. The outlined safety protocols must be followed.

  1. Diane Saunders
  2. Peter Grealish
  3. Christine Ector
  4. Zachary Rissman

Tuesday, October 27, 9:00 am – noon (4 volunteers) At Capacity
The Boulders, Dalton Avenue Access, Pittsfield

We’ll be working to remove old trail markers and replace others. This will help to establish a clear trail blazing system. This work involves using a step or small ladder and tool to pry the old marker. BNRC will provide all tools and will sanitize them prior to use. Please wear sturdy shoes, and bring a mask, gloves, 32oz of water, and a snack. The outlined safety protocols must be followed.

  1. Dawn Schober
  2. Sue Hudak
  3. David Ellis
  4. Carol Freidman

Saturday, November 7, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (6 volunteers splitting into 2 groups) At Capacity
Threemile Hill Trail, Great Barrington

This workday will be focused on clearing the corridor of the Threemile Hill Trail and repairing bog bridging. It is in partnership with the Great Barrington Land Conservancy, MA Department of Conservation & Recreation, and the Berkshire Natural Resources Council. BNRC will provide all tools and will sanitize them prior to use. Please wear sturdy shoes, and bring a mask, gloves, 32oz of water, and lunch. The outlined safety protocols must be followed. Also, if you have loppers and/or pruners, please feel free to bring.

  1. Janice Robbins
  2. Jack Lyons
  3. Jed Baumwell
  4. Tom Ferris
  5. Gail Beaudain
  6. holding

Tuesday, November 10, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (5 volunteers) At Capacity
West Branch Green River Conservation Area, Williamstown

This workday will focus on cleaning up an old farm dump on conservation land and is in partnership with the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation. Please wear sturdy shoes, and bring a mask, 32oz of water, and lunch. There is broken glass involved so if you have leather gloves please bring them. If not, we will provide them for you. The outlined safety protocols must be followed.

1. Charlie Dutelle
2. Wendy Stebbins
3. Jeff Turner
4. Eric Johnson
5. Natalie Montoya-Barnes


Saturday, November 14, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (5 volunteers)
Old Baldhead Road/Burbank Trail at Yokun Ridge South

This workday will be focused on clearing old cellar foundations along Old Baldhead and Burbank Trails. BNRC will provide all tools and will sanitize them prior to use. Please wear sturdy shoes, and bring a mask, gloves, 32oz of water, and lunch. The outlined safety protocols must be followed. Also, if you have loppers and/or pruners, please feel free to bring. The outlined safety protocols must be followed.

  1. David Dutra
  2. Ray Kirby
  3. Ashley Miller
  4. Helene Greenberg
  5. holding

Looking for other opportunities to volunteer with Berkshire lands? Check out Berkshire Environmental Action Team’s invasive hardy kiwi pulls at Onota Lake in Pittsfield.