25 2022

Taking the High Road: Berkshires Natural Resources Council Walk

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

Parsons Marsh Reserve in Lenox 170 Under Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240

Contact Jewish Federation of the Berkshires
413-442-4360 x10

Please note:  Proof of vaccination for those eligible is required.  Masks are optional but encouraged.

Do you love the exquisiteness of the Berkshires?  Join Mariah Auman and Charlotte Hood for a guided walk at Parsons Marsh.

In preparation for the month of Elul, take a deep breath and join us for a late morning walk in the beauty of the natural world together with BNRC’s Mariah Auman, Community Conservation Manager, and Charlotte Hood, Volunteer and Outreach Assistant at the Parsons Marsh reserve in Lenox.  We’ll enjoy the 1/3-mile accessible trail that winds through an open meadow to a small pond before transitioning to the boardwalk and forested wetland.  Learn about the natural history of this reserve and observe the ridge where the first section of The High Road is now open to the public. BNRC staff will also describe the different strategies for conservation.   

Mariah grew up in the Southern Appalachians and developed a passion for conserved lands at a young age. She has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from UNC Asheville and is the Vice President of MassLand’s Young Land Professionals. Her work with BNRC began as an intern in 2016. She then served as the Community Engagement Coordinator through MassLIFT AmeriCorps and now supports BNRC’s community conservation efforts by coordinating free public hikes and special events, educational programs, and volunteer workdays.

Despite growing up in New York City, Charlotte always found herself drawn to the natural world, whether it be the pigeon outside my window or the classroom bunny. Charlotte quickly found herself at home amongst the trees while attending Skidmore College in upstate New York. With a degree in Environmental Studies and a background in environmental education, Charlotte loves sharing her love for nature with others as BNRC’s Volunteer and Outreach Assistant.

This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $3 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.

Directions from Lenox: From the center of Lenox, head south on Main St. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto MA-183 S/West St and follow for 1.4 miles. Turn right onto Under Mountain Rd. The trailhead is 0.9 miles down the road on the right.