land conservation http://wamc.org en Tornado Ravaged Park Reopens After $1Million Project http://wamc.org/post/tornado-ravaged-park-reopens-after-1million-project <p>A city park seriously damaged by the June 1, 2011 tornado that hit Springfield reopened today after a nearly $1 million improvement project.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> City and state officials joined with residents of the Sixteen Acres neighborhood to praise the Camp Wilder Park renovations. Mayor Domenic Sarno said the park is an “urban oasis” in an area that had been ripped to shreds three years ago by the tornado.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:20:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 93890 at http://wamc.org Tornado Ravaged Park Reopens After $1Million Project MA Dept. of Fish and Game Reaches Milestone http://wamc.org/post/ma-dept-fish-and-game-reaches-milestone <p>Environmental officials from across Massachusetts were in the Berkshires this week to celebrate a conservation milestone.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 76622 at http://wamc.org MA Dept. of Fish and Game Reaches Milestone $1.9 Million Awarded to Protect Land from Development in Western Mass. http://wamc.org/post/19-million-awarded-protect-land-development-western-mass <p></p><p>Governor Deval Patrick’s administration recently awarded nearly $2 million in grants to preserve large tracts of undeveloped land in Western Massachusetts.</p><p></p><p>Last week Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan announced the Landscape Partnership Program is supporting two projects to protect thousands of acres of agricultural and wooded land from development in Franklin and Berkshire Counties.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:06:18 +0000 Lucas Willard 60128 at http://wamc.org $1.9 Million Awarded to Protect Land from Development in Western Mass. Saratoga P.L.A.N. and ASA's Tour de Farm http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-plan-and-asas-tour-de-farm <p>July 29th is the date when bikers hit the road and help save farmland. Tour de Farm, now in its third year, is a recreational bicycle ride organized by <a href="http://www.agstewardship.org/">ASA</a> and <a href="http://www.saratogaplan.org/">Saratoga P.L.A.N.</a> in partnership with Saratoga National Historical Park. Teri Ptacek - Executive Director of the Agricultural Stewardship Association and Maria Trabka, director of Saratoga P.L.A.N. join us to tell us more. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:35:47 +0000 Joe Donahue 42861 at http://wamc.org