Thursday, March 28, 2013

Arbor Day Poetry Contest

119. Trees

By Joyce Kilmer, 1886-1918

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;

... A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

Berkshire Conservation District is hosting an Arbor Day poetry contest for children and young adults grades 4 through 12. Poems are due on Arbor Day, April 27th. Go to our website for more details:

Thursday, March 21, 2013

March Meeting Canceled

Due to stormy weather last Tuesday, March 19th, our regular board meeting was canceled and had been tentatively rescheduled toTuesday, March 26th at 4pm. However, due to multiple scheduling conflicts we have decided to cancel the meeting for March altogether.

The supervisors of Berkshire Conservation District will next meet on Tuesday, April 16th at 4pm in Suite 206 Conference Rm at the Conte Federal Bldg at 78 Center St., Pittsfield, MA. The agenda will be posted by the end of the day on April 11th.

Our monthly board meetings are open to the public. Minutes of past meetings are available upon request. Call (413) 443-1776 ext. 102.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

March 2013 Meeting Agenda


Board Meeting March 19, 2013 at 4:30pm
78 Center St.,Ste. 206, Pittsfield, MA 01201
***Please note that this meeting will start at 4:30pm instead of our usual time of 4pm due to a schedule conflict with our officers***

1.    Call to Order
2.    Guest : Terron Hillsman, Assistant State Conservationist, Amherst NRCS Office
3.    Secretary’s Report  
4.    Treasurer’s Report
5.    Bills to Pay
6.    Old Business
a)    Viridian RFP
b)    Tree Sale Update
c)    Partner Organization Updates
d)    District Development
7.    New Business
a)    Proposed Annual Meeting Speaker (Ned)
b)    Arbor Day Poetry Contest
8.    NRCS Report
9.    Administrator’s Report
10. Announcements/Closing Comments
a)    State Commission Meeting, April 11th, location/time TBA
b)    Supervisor Dave Frazier will represent the district at the New England NACD Leadership Meeting in Portsmouth, NH on March 21st-22nd

Next Meeting: April 16, 2013 at 4pm
All Berkshire Conservation District board meetings are open to the public. Minutes are available upon request.