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Greylock Glen Update:

September 2000

In March, Secretary Durand of the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs approved the final Environmental Impact Report for the Greylock Center development in Adams, MA. The proposal includes a five building environmental education center, an 18-hole golf course, a 200-room resort hotel and conference center and 300 vacation houses all to be built on state-owned land bordering the Mount Greylock State Reservation. Since then, the Department of Environmental Management and the developer (Greylock Management Associates) have been negotiating the Master Lease and the Land Disposition Agreement, which will determine which aspects of the project will be paid for by taxpayers and which by private investors.

What you can do: Write to Governor A. Paul Cellucci, The State House, Room 360, Boston, MA 02133 and tell him that this economic development project is inappropriately contributing to sprawl and should not be supported by taxpayer dollars. For more information, visit www.savetheglen.tripod.com.

What else you can do:

Sunday, October 8th, 12 noon to 3 p.m., Join residents from Adams in a celebration of Greylock Glen. Explore this great open space and show that there is strong support for this land as a great place to picnic, hike, explore and bird-watch. Enjoy what promises to be a spectacular year for fall foliage. Bring your own picnic, Frisbees, kites, friends and family. Directions: From the town of Adams on Route 8: go to the monument of President McKinley. Heading north, take a left up Maple St. to top. (heading south, go right up Maple). At the T, take a left onto West Rd. Go about 3/4 mile to Gould Rd. Take a right onto Gould and follow the road up hill to Y. Stay to the left and go a 1/2 mile to the ponds. For more information contact Heather Linscott at hlinscot@bcn.net, or call 743-7893.

A "Friends of the Glen" group is forming to promote hiking, protect the trails and keep four wheelers and other motorized vehicles off the Glen. If you can help, contact Ruth Dinerman, rdinerman@amcinfo.org.

Join us:

October 14th: Trail Maintenance 101: All levels of skill welcome. Join AMC's regional trail coordinator Deno Contos for a day of learning about and doing trail stewardship on some of the best trails in Adams. Learn how to use hand tools safely, the basics of assessing trail conditions and best of all, get dirty and know that your day's effort will make a difference. Sponsored by the Adams Trails and Treasures Committee. Meeting place to be determined. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring water, a trail lunch, work gloves and rain gear. For more information, contact Deno Contos, dcontos@amcinfo.org or call 443-0011 ext. 16.

Heather Linscott