Hilltown Land Trust (HLT) serves thirteen rural towns in western Massachusetts (Ashfield, Chester, Chesterfield, Conway, Cummington, Goshen, Huntington, Middlefield, Plainfield, Westhampton, Williamsburg, Windsor and Worthington). Our mission is to maintain the area’s working farms and forest as a vital part of Hilltown life, and to protect the area’s rich ecological resources, species diversity, native habitats, water quality, and unique scenic landscapes.
Volunteer Work Day on the Stevens Property -
THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER – We hope to reschedule for December 14th
Last year, volunteers and members of HLT worked hard to open a great new section of trail on our Stevens Property – part of our largest contiguous protected area: the Pisgah Forest Preserve. When the snow falls, there will be incredible views of the surrounding hills, a variety of forest types to explore, and maybe some moose tracks to follow.
But winter is a time when trails can be more dangerous, especially with slippery leaves on the trail and faded blazes! Let’s work together to get the Stevens Property in shape for winter: we’ll reblaze parts of the trail for added clarity, rake leaves off the path so people won’t slip, and clear any fallen trees or branches from the path.
We’ll provide a few tools, but please bring your own rakes, bow saws, clippers, or loppers if you are able. Wear warms layers, sturdy shoes, and work gloves. We’ll also provide coffee and donuts – please bring a reusable mug!
Meet at the Stevens Property trailhead on Pisgah Road in Huntington.
Directions: At the highest point on Route 66, 0.4 mile West of the Westhampton-Huntington town line, turn North off Route 66 onto Allen Coit Road. Go 0.4 mile to the intersection with Pisgah Road and bear right onto Pisgah. Go 2.4 mile North from that intersection to HLT’s unmarked parking pullout and small clearing at break in stone wall on the right. Trail leaves the North side of the clearing, heading first slightly downhill and soon turning right and uphill.
Questions and RSVPs (so we can get an estimate for donuts and coffee!), please contact Hannah, Land Stewardship Coordinator, at email@example.com or (413) 628-4485 x4.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities Available at HLT
Join our team of talented and dedicated volunteers to make a difference in your community! The level of commitment is up to you: enjoy a one day event or get involved with one of our exciting long term project!
Some of our projects in the coming months include maintaining trails on our lovely properties, invasive species removal, building trail head kiosks, and helping to update management plans.
Stay tuned for specific volunteer events and feel free to get in touch with our Land Stewardship Coordinator if you have ideas of your own. Contact Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 628-4485 x4