Newest WRL Newsletter

Enjoy a digital copy of the good news, spectacular views, and anticipation of ewes in our Winter 2024 Newsletter.   ... 

Upcoming Events

Talks on the Hill: Stories of Invasion: When Non-native Plants Invade

Talks on the Hill: Stories of Invasion: When Non-native Plants Invade

03/16/2024    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$0.00
From the plants we bring in on purpose to the plants that are accidentally introduced and then become pests, invasive plants have numerous stories of how they got here and [...]
Volunteer: Hemlock Monitoring Group Meet-up

Volunteer: Hemlock Monitoring Group Meet-up

03/24/2024    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$0.00
March 24 Meet-up Join us to survey along the Harmon Pond Trail. The whole walk will be a slow paced, ~1.5  mile. Meet/Parking at Margaret Lindley Park (1201 Cold Spring [...]
Woodchuck Wednesdays - Registration opens March 1st!

Woodchuck Wednesdays - Registration opens March 1st!

04/03/2024 - 05/08/2024    
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Woodchuck Wednesdays  When: Every Wednesday, April 3 –  May 8, 3:30 – 5 pm (except April 17) Who: Grades 1 – 4   Catch the WES bus or a ride to [...]
Spring Nature Explorers - April Vacation Kids Program - Registration opens March 1st!

Spring Nature Explorers - April Vacation Kids Program - Registration opens March 1st!

04/15/2024 - 04/19/2024    
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come spend school break at Sheep Hill and learn about springtime for ages 5 - 9! Join Robin, Dana and Williams counselors to discover what spring brings to Sheep Hill. [...]

WRL Overview

In this video, actress and Williamstown Theater Festival alumna Jessica Hecht introduces our land trust in northern Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Consider it your invitation to join us at our many WRL properties and events.

Williamstown Rural Lands News

Goodbye, Hello

February 8, 2024

We wish long-time Assistant Director Cathy Talarico a long and fruitful retirement. She is leaving Rural Lands at the end of February after sixteen years  managing the Rural Lands administration,

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Farewell to a force of engagement

December 7, 2023

Anita Bradshaw Barker, one of our founding directors and dedicated supporters, has died. Ever the consummate engaged citizen, Anita’s legacy of volunteering includes service on many municipal and charitable boards,

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Kids Programs Schedule 2024

December 1, 2023

Scholarships are available for all programs, please inquire with Dana Williams, programs@rurallands.org! Registration for all programs will appear here! Nature Explorers School Vacation Programs School break nature programs for Grades

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Land Acknowledgement

It is with gratitude and humility that we acknowledge that we are learning, speaking, hiking and gathering on the ancestral homelands of the Mohican people, the Indigenous people of this land. Despite tremendous hardship in being forced from here, today their community resides in Wisconsin and is known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. We pay honor and respect to their ancestors past and present as we commit to building a more inclusive and equitable space for all.

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