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Join staff from the Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC) and explore the Berkshires while learning about conservation efforts and hiking essentials. Each week features a hike and information on hiking skills. We will discuss the basics needed for a safe, fun, and educational outdoor outing in great detail, including but not limited to equipment, field guides, a basic first aid kit, orienteering with compassing, and Leave No Trace principles. LIMITED REGISTRATION – 20.

June 6 • Alford Springs, Alford Focus: Equipment preparednesss/using field guides. Difficulty: Moderate pace and elevation changes 

June 13 • Basin Pond, Lee Focus: Leave No Trace Principles/ using Field Guides. Difficulty: Moderate pace and elevation changes 

June 20 • Old Mill Trail, Hinsdale Focus: BNRC’s conservation efforts. Difficulty: Easy 

June 27 • Hollow Fields, Richmond Focus: using a compass and a map. Difficulty: Moderate 


Mariah Auman, BNRC Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, grew up in the Southern Appalachian Mountains and has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from University of North Carolina at Asheville. 

Mackenzie Greer, BNRC Conservation and Stewardship Associate, is Berkshire-born and raised. Mackenzie’s undergraduate degree is from Hartwick College, and she completed master’s degrees in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 


 


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