Announcements

ALT Announces Riggs Project

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I write today to share with you an exciting new project of the Alford Land Trust. After a year of negotiations, we have secured an agreement to purchase 84 acres of beautiful hardwood forest from the Riggs family for a multi-use park in Alford. The lot, located across North Egremont Road from the firehouse, has […]

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It’s Turtle Season in Alford

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This fellow was spotted near the Alford Brook at the end of April. He or she is a wood turtle, a species of special concern in Massachusetts. Once abundant, they are now quite rare due to habitat loss and most especially rotary mowers. We also have painted turtles, spotted turtles, and most common, snapping turtles. […]

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Annual Meeting Canceled

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We regret to announce that due to the pandemic and the now-familiar safety concerns, we will cancel our 19th Annual Meeting this fall. In lieu of a formal meeting, we are offering a walk through the Riggs’ family forest on North Egremont Road. On Saturday, October 10 at 10 am you are invited to join […]

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Summer Letter

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Photo of field with dandelions with mountain in background

Lately, I hear over and over, “How fortunate we are to be in Alford during the pandemic.” So many people have found hours of calm walking or bicycling on our roads, hiking our woodland trails, and watching the seasons unfold at their homes in Alford. Through conservation projects and partnerships the Alford Land Trust strives […]

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Adolescent Alford

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Photo of view from Alford Springs

Despite the fact that my family has had our house in Alford since I was two, we have never stayed in it for long periods of time. Jokingly, we would say that if the zombie apocalypse came, Alford would be our safe haven. Somewhat ironically, it now is. Allow me to introduce myself. I’m a […]

Announcements

2019 Annual Meeting

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Please join us on Saturday, September 7 for our 2019 annual meeting. The meeting is at 10 am at Alford Town Hall and will be followed by a hike. This year Narain Schroeder, BNRC’s director of land conservation, will speak about land conservation in Alford. BNRC is the largest landowner in Alford and, with the […]

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Conserving Tom Ball Ridge

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photo of Tom Ball ridge

The Alford Land Trust is partnering with the Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC) to conserve 242 acres on the south end of the Tom Ball ridge on the south eastern border of Alford. Residents are invited to learn more about the project at the Alford Land Trust’s annual meeting, to be held on Saturday, September […]