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Events - Between February 2010 and January 20, 2018; committee events have drawn at least 1,812 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 - Last Wednesday of every month, 6:30pm

Oxford Place Community Room (37 Oxford Place), W Springfield


Meetings are open to the public

 

Anyone interested is welcomed.  No long term commitment required. 

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


UPCOMING EVENTS    


West Springfield Earth Day

Saturday, April 21, 2018 

On the town common across from the W Spfld Senior Center 128 Park Street

This event includes a free shredding event from 10am-2pm c/o AARP Fraud Watch Network

Limit of five boxes per person.  Shredding is via a mobile on-site truck at the Senior Center parking lot.

* Enter for a chance to win Red Sox tickets donated by Republic Services

* Bring small appliances to recycle 

* Bring usable building materials for a donation to Habitat for Humanity

* Donate clothing, toys, unwanted textiles to HartSprings

*Face painting and crafts for kids and reptiles from Dave's Soda & Pet City

* Live music

* Redbud maple seedling give-away c/o Urban Forest and Tree Committee (grown 20 to 30 feet high)

*Bring a cup of soil for testing by the Master Gardners

* Learn about animal rescue through Della's Family Foundation

* Bike Swap will not be on the common this year, but will be offered at Colorado Bike, 1160 Westfield St, W Spfld April 21, 22 10am-3pm

* Book sale c/o W Spfld Library April 20, 21 at the Library

*There will be a variety of community, municipal and environmentally themed business vendors with displays

Earth Day 2018 flyer




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EVENTS UNDER CONSIDERATION

 

  • Nature walk and Bear Hole forest tour with Bear Hole's forester.  More info forthcoming as events are finalized.
    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 events occur, go to the  CONTACT US link and send Todd an e-mail asking to be added.  As of December 2017 there are currently 71 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.  Hikes typically draw between 6 and 10 people, sometimes less or slightly more. Lecture series can have 100 or less attendees.  Events such as nature walks have varying attendance and are not usually dog friendly.  Dogs tend to spook wildlife.  Nature walks peak at 25 to 30 people.    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

 2014-2018 Summary of Events