February 9, 2018 Mariah

Parsons Marsh Project Overview and Hike Series

Learn about the conservation vision of the Undermountain Valley and Lenox Mountain.

Thursday, March 8th: Hike and Presentation, Walk at 4:00pm and Presentation at 5:00pm CANCELED DUE TO WINTER STORM

Saturday, March 10th: Hike, 9:00am-10:30am

Tuesday, March 13th: Hike, 3:00pm-5:00pm (Note: the day of the week was previously listed incorrectly.)

More information below.

Hike and Presentation

Thursday, March 8th

UPDATE: The Parsons Marsh Hike and Presentation scheduled for Thursday, March 8th is canceled due the approaching winter storm, parking issues as a result, and the potential for unsafe driving conditions. We apologize for the inconvenience, but have two other opportunities coming up to learn about the conservation efforts and accessible trail in the Undermountain Valley and hope you’ll join us.

Walk: 4:00pm (Please try to arrive at 3:45pm)

Presentation: 5:00-6:00pm, Discussion and refreshments until 6:30pm

Feel free to attend the walk and/or presentation. Registration for the presentation is required (details below).

Description: In 2017 Berkshire Natural Resources Council, with much community support, purchased the northern end of the Parsons Marsh wetland complex and surrounding uplands, completing a long-envisioned initiative to conserve farmland, wildlife habitat and open space in Lenox’s iconic Undermountain Valley. BNRC is now fully engaged in providing improved public access into Parsons Marsh.

Join us in learning about the accessible trail and boardwalk to be built in the summer of 2018 and discuss the broader conservation work in the Valley. We’ll take a short walk guided to discuss the property and details of the trail project, soon to be underway.

Directions: Park at Stonover Farm’s event parking area across from the Farm buildings which are located at 169 Undermountain Rd, Lenox, MA 01240.

PLEASE NOTE: While the activities on on March 8th are FREE, we require registration for the presentation due to the limited space available. Please email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 to RSVP.

Hike at Parsons Marsh

Saturday, March 10, 9:00am-10:30am

Difficulty: Easy

Description: Join us for a short walk and learn about the accessible trail and boardwalk to be built in the spring/summer of this year and discuss the broader conservation vision for the Valley

Directions: Park at Stonover Farm’s event parking area across from the Farm buildings which are located at 169 Undermountain Rd, Lenox, MA 01240.

Hike at Parsons Marsh

Tuesday, March 13, 3:00pm-5:00pm (Note: the day of the week was previously listed incorrectly.)

Difficulty: Moderate (We will be walking off-trail on uneven terrain with moderate changes in elevation)

Description: Join us for a walk and learn about the accessible trail and boardwalk to be built in the spring/summer of this year and discuss the broader conservation vision for the Valley. We’ll explore BNRC and the Lenox Town property on this walk, overlooking the marsh multiple times.

Directions: Park at Stonover Farm’s event parking area across from the Farm buildings which are located at 169 Undermountain Rd, Lenox, MA 01240.

Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 with any questions.