Friday, July 29, 2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Speaking of Walls and Rock Piles...

(and "Serpent Stacking")
      I’ve been looking at this PWAX photo above for 5 and a half years now.
     Not all the time for 5 and a half years of course, but every once in a while. The image comes up on my screen saver, but I also open the photo up every now and then, just to view it as a large image. I was just looking at it again:

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Natural-Cultural Landscape Presentation by Nolumbeka Project Vice-President this week-end

From the Nolumbeka Project: 

Natural-Cultural Landscape ltural Landscape of the Connecticut River Valley
Saturday, July 23rd at 10:00am-Greenfield Savings Bank
282 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Ma 01376

Please come and join Nolumbeka Project vice-president Lisa McLoughlin as she explores the relationship between Nature and Culture over time right in our back yard, the Connecticut River Valley. Lisa’s power point presentation highlights the relationship between people and the environment with an emphasis on how we ALL can treat and preserve our wonderful river valley. Folks have lived and thrived here for hundreds of years, and, with a kind heart to ourselves and Mother Earth, we can all prosper and grow for hundreds more! Light refreshments provided in comfortable air-conditioning! No reservations required. Invite a friend or neighbor!

Also, with the August 6 Pocumtuck Homelands Festival  just over two weeks away we still are looking for volunteers. The volunteer check list is attached. We anticipate a wonderful event with many familiar friends and new presenters as well. Hope you can be with us!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Another Old Newspaper Article

 There were no photos accompanying this NY Time article, so I just had to illustrate it myself (although you could use many a photo from this blog to do the same). There are some overlays etc. on this one from 1991 that I never saw before, so I'll just link you up to:

Scholar Looks at Quaint Stone Walls And Sees Pioneers' Garbage Heaps

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Latest update on Hopping Brook desecration

Turns out we may be looking at permitting irregularities.
  • There was a EPS/NEPA permitt needed for "storm water removal"
  • Native tribes were not informed.
This means the historical aspect of the permitting was improper at the Federal level. Let's hope this is enough to get some delays operating. Check out the red outlines below (which are approximate), and check out the wetland crossings. [Thanks to Matt Howes for getting this information.]

Some of these maps include stone walls but they leave out all the mounds and smaller rock piles.