Dear Friends of Stockbridge,
The colors of autumn highlight the natural beauty of Stockbridge. And much of that beauty is a product of conservation restrictions obtained by the Stockbridge Land Trust. You can learn more about these properties by visiting the Land Trust’s website – www.stockbridgelandtrust.org.
Since its founding in 1987, the Land Trust’s fifteen-member board of directors has worked to preserve Stockbridge’s open spaces, forests, farmlands, wetlands, waterways, and other natural resources.
We invite you to learn more about the work of the Land Trust at its annual meeting on Saturday, September 29th, at 10 a.m. The meeting will take place at one of the Land Trust’s most prized properties, the Chestnut Preserve on Route 7, south of the town center. There is ample parking at the site and there will be light refreshments.
TAKE THE HIGH ROAD – that is the main topic at this year’s meeting. Our speaker will be Jenny Hansell, president of Berkshire Natural Resources Council. The mission of BNRC is the same as that of the Land Trust but its geographic scope is broader: the whole of the Berkshires. Jenny’s presentation will focus primarily upon BNRC’s ambitious program to create a “High Road” – a hiking path that will traverse Berkshire County.
The Land Trust could not carry out its mission without financial support from the Stockbridge community. The enclosed envelope provides an opportunity for you to support the Peter Berle Fund, created in memory of a former past president of the Land Trust who was also president of the National Audubon Society. The Berle Fund is the Land Trust’s environmental “war chest” — enabling the Land Trust to help preserve land when an unexpected opportunity arises with a short window to act.
If you prefer, you can contribute to the Land Trust by credit card or PayPal – which can be effectuated on our website – www.stockbridgelandtrust.org. Those who contribute $100 or more will receive a packet of five note cards which feature the winning photographs in the Land Trust’s annual photo contest. A sampling of these photos can be found on the Land Trust’s website.
Thank you for your support of our efforts to preserve the natural resources of Stockbridge.