Climate Smart Millerton2021-04-05T09:08:07-04:00

How North East and Millerton can become more resilient to a warmer, more volatile climate.

North East is host to a variety of small farms. These sheep are grazing on natural grass in one of several pastures devoted to them at Dashing Star Farm

North East is host to a variety of small farms. These sheep are grazing on natural grass in one of several pastures devoted to them at Dashing Star Farm

Nine-tenths of the land in North East lies in designated agricultural districts, and much of it is actively cultivated, including these fields along Merwin Road.

Nine-tenths of the land in North East lies in designated agricultural districts, and much of it is actively cultivated, including these fields along Merwin Road.

Typical flooding on Mill Road under a Harlem Valley Rail Trail bridge before the culvert was replaced in 2020. The stream still sluices between the abutment and cement barrier, undermining the road.

Typical flooding on Mill Road under a Harlem Valley Rail Trail bridge before the culvert was replaced in 2020. The stream still sluices between the abutment and cement barrier, undermining the road.

Part of Coleman Station Rural Historic District from Indian Mountain, viewed along a hiking trail in the Sharon Land Trust's Goodbody Reserve.

Part of Coleman Station Rural Historic District from Indian Mountain, viewed along a hiking trail in the Sharon Land Trust's Goodbody Reserve.

How North East and Millerton can become more resilient to a warmer, more volatile climate.

Millerton Earth Day

April 22 – 28, 2021

Events Schedule Map
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What You Can Do

Elia Del Molino of Greenagers, Egremont MA, leads children over a beaver dam south of Hillsdale in search of wildlife tracks. Many were found including mink, bobcat, and beaver.
Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Individuals and Families

To reduce our carbon footprint and prepare for bigger weather, local businesses of all sizes can pitch in. For good ideas, click on menu items. To share an idea, contact us. Photo by Wendy Hill

Businesses and Institutions

With a grant from the state, the Town of North East hired Housatonic Valley Association to survey 150 road-stream crossings for resilience to the storm water to come.

Local and State Government

Calendar

★ Join our Millerton Earth Day 2021 Celebration Saturday April 24, with additional virtual events on April 22 and 28.  Click here for more info.

★ We’re looking for eco-minded photos and photographers to populate this website. Subject matter must be local. People must have given their permission for publication. Email climatesmartmillerton@gmail.com to volunteer.

★ Climate Smart Community Task Force Monthly Meeting. Thursday, April 15 at 5:30. Email climatesmartmillerton@gmail.com for more info.

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