Celebrate Earth Day in Stockbridge by picking up litter in your neighborhood or on LHA trails and properties during Earth Week (April 17 to 25). Clean up while you hike the Laura’s Tower or Ice Glen Trails. Accessible trails and properties include the Mary Flynn Trail and Roeder Park.

Being outdoors collecting accumulated litter can be a safe and positive activity if you are not sick and take the recommended precautions. Here are some common sense reminders from the Stockbridge Board of Health:

  • Stay 6’ apart from those not in your household (no carpooling!)
  • Wash your hands – pre and post pick-up
  • Wear gloves and don’t touch your face
  • Throw disposable gloves away or let your work gloves sit for 2 days after use
  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds after you remove and throw away or set aside your gloves.
  • And the usual – watch out for poison ivy, ticks and traffic

We can all feel good about how our individual and collective actions make a difference!

Email us at earthday@laurelhillassociation.org to let us know where you will pick-up litter. Send us a photo and you may be featured on our social media pages!

For logistical and supply reasons, please use your own gloves and plastic bags. Thank you to all of our Earth Day Clean Up volunteers who help keep Stockbridge beautiful!

Looking for more ways to celebrate?  Join the Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) and Nature Academy of the Berkshires in a do-it-yourself BioBlitz around Berkshire County.

Wherever you are (within the albeit arbitrary political boundaries) in Berkshire County, take this opportunity to help us get a snapshot of life here right now. This event runs until Sunday, April 25th. Participants with all levels of experience and expertise are welcome to participate.

Submit your observations of plants, bugs, fungi, lichens, and animals. Feel free to participate solo or form small teams, whatever strategy people are comfortable with and will help yield the greatest number of species!