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Events - Between February 2010 and May 21, 2017; committee events have drawn at least 1,671 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 August 23, 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.


Diane Crowell, memorial island dedication

Sunday, Sept 10, 2017, 11am ~ 

Diane Crowell, memorial island dedication Sunday, Sept 10, 2017, 11am ~ Diane Crowell, civic leader and founder of the Environmental Committee, passed away July 2015, 76 years of age, due to cancer. Diane was involved in many civic pursuits and touched the lives of many. She was the leader with preserving Bear Hole Watershed on many fronts, documenting its environmental value, created the Committee's environmental education program for West Springfield 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students, coordinating clean-ups and many well attended events to promote the public's awareness of Bear Hole's acreage and history; back in 2005 helped coordinate the birth of West Springfield's town-wide curbside recycling program, as well as promoting the diversified value of Mittineague Park's woodlands. A landscaped island with a boulder & plaque will be dedicated in her memory on Sunday, Sept 10, 11am. Mayor Will Reichelt, ex-mayor Ed Sullivan and Diane's family will lead the ceremony. Location: Main Street between Hoffbrauhaus Restaurant and the White Hut Restaurant. Parking will be at the Hoffbrauhaus, permission granted by management. All are welcomed.

We are hoping to host a cross country run / walk in mid to late October 2017 in Bear Hole.

This will be a fundraising event to support the Environmental Committee's educational programming and Bear Hole trail initiatives.  Sponsors who make a monetary donation will be allowed to have a table/tent set-up at the Bear Hole Rd parking lot registration area.  If you would like to sponsor or help with event coordination, please e-mail us at

Earth Day 2018 organizational meeting.  Tuesday, November 14, 3:30pm

West Springfield Public Library, 2nd floor conference room.  Anyone can attend.

Earth Day 2018

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

e-mail us at

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





  • History presentation at West Springfield Public Library, fall 2017 with historian Dennis Picard
    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 September 2017 there are currently 68 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