Tuesday, April 29, 2014

May Monthly Meeting Rescheduled

The Berkshire Conservation District supervisors' meeting has been rescheduled from Tuesday, May 13th at 4:15pm at 78 Center Street, Suite 2016 Conference Room, Pittsfield, MA to Thursday, May 29th at 4:15pm in the same location.

The agenda for the meeting will be posted here the week prior.

The following meeting in June will be held on the second Tuesday of the month, Tuesday, June 10th at 4:15pm.

For questions or to request minutes, call the district administrator, (413) 443-1776 ext. 102.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Viridian Energy - April Rates


Click the link above to view the current new customer rates for April 2014. 6-month and 12-month fixed plan rates are favorable for all right now!

Grab your electricity bill and visit www.viridian.com/berkshireconservationdistrict  to enroll today!

If you have questions about Viridian or enrollment please call (413) 443-1776 ext. 102.

Berkshire Conservation District is enrolled in the Viridian Residual Fundraiser Program (RFP) and receives income each time a new customer enrolls! Let us help you save money over time and support the environment and your local conservation district.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Distrct Sale Featured in Greylock Credit Union Newsletter

The Berkshire Conservation District plant sale and the Springside Greenhouse Group plant sale was featured in the Greylock Federal Credit Union's recent newsletter. The district is accepting online orders for the sale through April 10th.

Visit us at http://www.berkshireconservation.org/plantsale.html.

View the newsletter at:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Meeting Agenda


District Board Meeting
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 4:15pm
78 Center St. Suite 206 Conference Room

1.    Call to Order

2.    Guest: Stacey E. Rossi, candidate for administrator

3.    Secretary’s Report

4.    Treasurer’s Report

5.    Bills to Pay

6.    Old Business

a)    Spring Seedling Sale

                                          i.        Work week and Sale Day Preparation

                                         ii.        Overstock

b)    Dairy Production Survey

c)    Administrator Search

7.    New Business

a)    Supervisor Meeting Attendance/Removal From Office

b)    Sustainable Garden Cost-Share Program

c)    Quicken Software

8.    District Development

a)    Rough Objectives for Strategic Planning

9.    Administrator’s Report

a)    Viridian RFP – April rates

10.  NRCS Report



a)    Tree Sale Work Week: Tuesday, May 6th - Friday, May 9th, from 9am to 3pm daily at the home of supervisor Ned Kirchner in Pittsfield.

b)    Tree Sale Day: Saturday, May 10th at Springside Park, 8am to 4pm. Order pick up, 9am to 2pm.


Next District Meeting: Tuesday, May 13th at 4:15pm

Sale Deadline Extended to April 10th

The Seedling Sale order deadline has been extended!

Between April 1st and April 10th the district will continue to accept online orders only! 

Order pick up is Saturday, May 10th at Springside Park between 9am and 2pm. 

Additional plants, seedlings, and gift items will be available for purchase. The Springside Greenhouse Group plant sale will be going on May 9th and 10th from 9am to 4pm daily. Master Gardeners will conduct soil testing for a $1 fee.

Items No Longer Available:

-Pachysandra "Silver Edge"
-Fragrant Sumac

Items Running Low:

-Gladioulus mix
-Peony "Cotton Candy" mix
-Balsam Fir
-Asparagus "Millenium"

Get your order in while supplies last!