Event Archive: Past Programs 2020
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 7 pm | Zoom lecture
Northampton's Poor Farm & the Barrett Street Marsh Conservation Area
A Zoom Presentation by co-director and naturalist Laurie Sanders
Just a ten-minute walk from downtown Northampton, the Barrett Street Marsh is one of Northampton's oldest conservation areas and one of its most accessible. Located adjacent to Barrett Street, the bike path, Super Stop & Shop and other King Street businesses, this 15-acre marsh is the last remnant of what was once a much larger wetland that extended across King Street and all the way to North Street. During the last 200 years it has been ditched, drained, filled, farmed and manipulated dozens of times. And yet, in spite of that long history of alteration, this rejuvenated wetland is a haven for wildlife and has played an important role in the City’s history.
Sliding Scale $5 - $15
In partnership with Congregation B'Nai Israel's Abundance Farm & the Northampton Survival Center