Two years ago, with the support of the Amherst Conservation Commission two ‘Princeton’ elms were planted on the common, and this year, two ‘Valley Forge’ elms were planted, one in Meadow View Cemetery, and one at Buck Meadow. The ACC will study the growth of these disease resistant Elms, and if successful, may plant additional Elms to replace those lost over time to disease.
Amherst's town-wide cleanup day is approaching -- May 15. Grab a trash bag, gloves, and friends and family, and then walk a section of road and collect as much litter as you can. Trash collection centers will be located around town. Let's make Amherst beautiful!
As an early step in the ACC's effort to engage our residents in learning about, and monitoring, the wildlife to be found at Buck Meadow, we will be sponsoring guided bird walks for small groups on May 15th. Click 'read more' to learn more and to access the sign up sheet.
Earth Day is 51 years old on April 22, 2021. It began in 1970, during an era of civic action when concerned citizens from all walks of life held environmental teach- ins. Around the USA, people gathered to learn the facts about environmental degradation happening across the country. Today, we might not call the actions teach-ins, however, individuals, governments and non-profit organizations around the world are planning their own activities for Earth Day. The Amherst Conservation Commission (AC
Joe English has a major new bridge! The new truss bridge replaces the king post bridge on Ledge Trail near the beaver pond. Thanks to volunteer Jeff Mazur for designing and building the bridge, and a bevy of volunteers from the mountain biking community that hoisted it into place and completed the installation.