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Wildlife Tracking with Richard Greene
02:00PM / Wednesday, January 12, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Richard Greene will speak at the Pittsfield Green Drinks January meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. via Zoom.    Greene will talk about his experience with wildlife tracking and the many places it has taken him.   Greene has studied track and sign, as well as wildlife biology, with Keeping Track, Cybertracker, and Mass Audubon's Field Naturalist Program. These interests have taken him throughout New England, Canada, and South Africa. Although Richard spends most of his time nowadays at his home in southern Berkshire County, he has also presented many talks on the use of trail cameras in wildlife study.   As part of the discussion, Greene

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MFBF Launches New Website
02:35PM / Monday, January 10, 2022
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MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — The Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) has launched an enhanced version of website.   The website presents the latest news and updates about MFBF's programs and activities.    "The new website showcases MFBF's commitment to its farmer members," said MFBF President Warren Shaw. "It was built to be user-friendly with easy to find content. We hope this upgraded website will assist our membership find the information they are looking for in a timely manner."      New and updated features include: An upgraded look that is allows for uninterrupted viewing on smartphones, tablets and large projector

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First Day Hike on the Mount Greylock Reservation
08:55AM / Friday, December 31, 2021
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LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The Department of Conservation and recreation will host a First Day Hike on the Bradley Farm Trail, part of the Mount Greylock State Reservation.    "The Baker-Polito Administration is thrilled to continue the tradition of offering First Day hikes at state parks throughout the Commonwealth again this year," said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides. "There is nothing more invigorating than hiking through one of our beautiful parks with family and friends, and we're pleased to offer the opportunity kick off the New Year by getting outside and exploring the wonderful natural resources we have here in

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Green Drinks: Looking Back/Looking Forward
04:16PM / Tuesday, December 14, 2021
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PITTSFEILD, Mass. — On Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 6:00PM, as part of their monthly Pittsfield Green Drinks zoom gathering, Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) invites everyone to join their staff to take a look together and discuss the organization's work of the last year and explore what comes next.    BEAT's mission is to protect the environment for wildlife in support of the natural world. BEAT's reach is broad: water quality monitoring, wildlife movement, phasing out fossil fuels.    "As of Nov. 9, BEAT officially owns our Environmental Leadership & Education Center! We are so grateful to all those who helped make this happen," Jane

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Clean-Energy Advocates Urge MassDEP to Deny Pittsfield Plant Permit
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
08:30AM / Wednesday, December 08, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State officials, residents, and representatives from various organizations requested Tuesday night that the permit for a power-generating facility be denied or made provisional to make way for cleaner solutions such as grid energy storage.

About two dozen people attended the public hearing held virtually by the state Department of Environmental Protection for Pittsfield Generating Co.'s facility located to 235 Merrill Road. The company is seeking an Air Quality Operating Permit.

A draft permit was issued on Nov. 17 and if approved, it would renew operations for five years.

"Clearly this is the moment we need to be acting as robustly as possible in kind

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Berkshire County Pollinator and Native Plant Initiative
08:30AM / Wednesday, December 08, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Conservation District received grant funding to address the decline of native pollinators and their host plants across all landscapes.   The funding comes from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Commission for Conservation of Soil, Water and Related Resources and Berkshire Agricultural Ventures. The funds will help the district continue its commitment to conservation and sustainability in the community.     This funding will enable the district to launch a new program to support habitats, including pollinator plantings and to increase the number of Berkshire communities adopting

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18 Berkshire Communities Receive Recycling Grants
12:26PM / Wednesday, November 17, 2021
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BOSTON — To mark America Recycles Day, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $3.1 million in grant funding to 268 municipalities and regional solid waste districts across the Commonwealth.    The grants, made available through the Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP), will help municipalities and solid waste districts maximize recycling, composting, and waste reduction programs.   "Communities across the Commonwealth are committed to recycling as a way to protect our environment and the public health," said Governor Charlie Baker. "Funding from the Sustainable Materials Recovery Program will aid municipalities' efforts to implement

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December is the Start of Bird Feeding Season
04:14PM / Monday, November 15, 2021
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The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department recommends that people wait to put up bird feeders until Dec. 1 to avoid attracting bears.    "This may be a particularly good winter for attracting winter birds arriving from Canada, including Evening Grosbeaks and Purple Finches," Doug Morin, Vermont Fish and Wildlife's bird project leader said. "Black oil sunflower is a good seed choice that will attract a variety of birds, and folks may want to try other seeds or suet to attract certain species.  Thistle, for example, attracts many of the finches.  Gardeners will find leaving late-blooming flowers uncut provides seeds which can also attract

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House of Correction's Aquaponics Lab Feeding Needy, Imparting Skills
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
06:44PM / Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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Sam Fleming, whose nonprofit organization 100 Gardens inspired the project, checks out the roots growing in the nutrient rich water.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire County House of Correction has had something fishy going on for awhile now.    Community leaders and others got a chance on Wednesday to tour an inmate-run greenhouse that takes hydroponics — growing plants in a nutrient solution — to another level of sustainability by using fish waste as fertilizer. While producing both fish and produce, the facility also provides inmates with valuable skills that can be transferred to life outside of the jail.   Each of the 30 towns and both

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Dulye Leadership Experience Spearheads Pittsfield Mum Planting Project
08:16AM / Wednesday, September 29, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Dulye Leadership Experience (DLE) is joining with Pittsfield Beautiful and Pittsfield Commissioner of Public Services Ricardo Morales for a third round of floral planting on North Street on Saturday, Oct. 2 starting at 9:00 a.m.    DLE President Linda Dulye has rallied dozens of volunteers from the Berkshire-based professional development organization, and a local greenhouse will deliver 150  mums for planting in garden beds in the North Street business district between Mellville and Bradford Streets, just a few blocks from the DLE headquarters.    This is the DLE's fourth community service project in 2021 to support

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