Sunday, May 5th marks the occasion of a very special launch event in the Hilltowns of western Massachusetts. The Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center will be holding a fundraiser that will take place at Notchview Reservation’s Visitor’s Center, located on Route 9 in Windsor. This daylong event will celebrate the recent incorporation and non-profit status that the state of Massachusetts has granted to Tamarack Hollow, located along the northern border of the reservation at 1515 Savoy Hollow Road, Windsor, MA.
Activities will begin at 2PM at the reservation and will feature live music by Trio Candela, Blue Light Trio, a boreal forest slideshow, local foods and wild edibles, a silent auction, and more.
Attendees are asked to make a $20 donation at the door and to bring a baked good or a pre-packaged food item such as chips and salsa to share with those that gather. For those unable to attend and still wishing to make a donation to support the center’s efforts, please write to [email protected] for more details.
In addition to donations, those wishing to show support may also participate by contributing silent auction items to be auctioned off on the day of the event or by volunteering to help out on pre-determined volunteer trail work days.
Items already donated for the silent auction include one-year memberships to environmental and cultural institutions, nature-themed paintings and jewelry, tickets to various cultural performances, horse-back riding lessons, videography for special events, a locally baked specialty cake, a one-year subscription to a nature magazine, passes to nature and cultural-themed classes, and music CD’s and DVD’s.
During the trail work days, volunteers may help out at the center by assisting with dragging brush, cutting and clipping trees, clearing and blazing trails, and more. Food is provided to participants by Tamarack Hollow.
All donations are tax–deductible and contribute towards the purchase and building of both a handicap-accessible, waterless composting Envirolet outhouse in 2013 and a 448 square foot nature center in 2014.
Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center is located on a 32-acre, high elevation boreal forest reserve in Windsor, MA. Its mission is to “inspire environmental and cultural awareness, appreciation, and stewardship.” The center was founded by naturalist educator/musician Aimee Gelinas, M.E., and artist/musician Daniel Cohen. Attendees to the fundraiser will have a chance to meet Gelinas, Cohen, and the newly appointed members of the center’s Board of Directors.
by Berkshire Voice of Arts Indie (BVAI)