A beautiful 27-plus acre undeveloped parcel on Rt. 7 has been generously donated by the family of George Ladd, a long time Great Barrington resident, to the Great Barrington Land Conservancy to be preserved forever as a natural area.
23 valiant explorers paddled and hiked their way from River Walk, a National Recreation Trail, along the Housatonic River "trail" to the Appalachian Trail, a National Scenic Trail. Some of them even took a plunge! The trip was challenging due to river conditions and weather, and it was encouraging to see the great spirit of adventure and good will that marked the day. The Sheffield Land Trust provided midway refreshments and information about their ongoing Tree Project.
On Saturday May 20, River Walk had the opportunity to celebrate the spring like we never have before-with a unique musical experience of expressive music and dance.
Thank you, Sam Rosen, for having the idea and envisioning what such an event could be.
Great Barrington town voters, on May 1, authorized a Community Preservation Act grant in the amount of $58,000 for the design and development of a new walking trail between Bridge Street and Brookside Road. GBLC is honored to have the support of the CPA Committee and town residents for the development of this new trail. The grant, which will be available in FY18, will help GBLC cover the cost of professional trail design, land surveying, permit applications, and construction budgeting. GBLC estimates the total cost of this work at $75,000.