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Events - Between February 2010 and May 6, 2017; committee events have drawn at least 1,626 participants!

Events are sponsored by the Environmental Committee. 

Some events are co-sponsored with the West Springfield Historical Commission or

West Springfield Public Library

As events become finalized, more details will be posted.


                                                                                  COMMITTEE MEETING INFO


Next meeting - to be announced

Oxford Place Community Room (37 Oxford Place)

Meetings are open to the public.  Our last meeting was April 26, 2017


Meetings are held at the Oxford Place Community Room (37 Oxford Place) in West Spfld. 

Anyone interested is welcomed.  No long term commitment required. 

Meeting length:  varies from just over 1 hour to up to 2 hours. 

Meeting are very interactive and cover many issues.

If you are not already part of the Environmental Committee and interested in attending this meeting,

please e-mail Todd at and you'll be forwarded additional information.


For the Birds!

Local teacher and seasoned birder Steven Svec will host the final bird walk of the series, Sunday May 21 8am.  

The first walk was Saturday, May 6th at Four Corners in Bear Hole.

Meet at the Bear Hole Road parking lot and the walk will bring participants to the Bear Hole reservoir and surrounding lands.  

The walk is recommended for adults and youth ages 12 and older. Free and open to all.

Although it is for beginners, you don't have to be a beginning birder to participate.  Easy pace on average trail terrain.

 Steve is a naturalist, birder, and West Springfield High School Biology teacher. He has been to all corners of our country studying birds and wildlife and has been leading trips for over two decades. 

This is an exciting and fun opportunity to learn about bird recognition by sight and song.  If you have binoculars, please bring them and Steve will make available extra sets he may have.  Binoculars are not mandatory for this event. 

Directions to Bear Hole Rd parking lot

click here for the event flyer

Earth Day 2018

If you are interested in being a vendor with West Springfield Earth Day 2018

call Dori Hayes 733-3843

Earth Day Fair 2017, occurred on Saturday, April 22, 2017





  • Birding Event - in progress.  see above "For the Birds!"
    Please note that as an effort to keep hiking groups a reasonable size, some of our hikes are not advertised in the local newspaper.  The committee maintains a "VIP Hiking E-mail List".  If you are interested in keeping abreast when and where our hikes and some events occur, go to the  CONTACT US link and send Todd an e-mail asking to be added.  As of February 2017 there are currently 67 people on the e-mail list.  By being on this list you will be notified before the general public is.  Hikes and events are first come / first serve and group sizes are typically between 6 and 10 people, sometimes less.  We guarantee you we do not share your e-mail address with any other group or organization.


SUMMARY OF PRIOR EVENTS  (Google docs.  Click on links)

click on this link:     2012 Summary of Events     2011 Summary of Events   2010 Summary of Events

2014-2017 Summary of Events