COVID-19 UPDATE: The Harris Center has canceled or postponed all in-person programs and events through at least June 15. The Harris Center building will also be closed to visitors until June 15. Our trails and grounds remain open.
Hiking Through the Decades: Willard Pond
Saturday, June 27,
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
The SuperSanctuary is now greater than 33,000 acres, but it wasn’t always. In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, we’re offering Hiking Through the Decades, a four-hike series that will trace the history of the Harris Center’s land protection efforts, starting in the 1980s and continuing through to the present. Join Eric Masterson and Phil Brown for the second outing in the series – a moderately-strenuous, 3-mile roundtrip hike through the dePierrefeu-Willard Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, with an elevation gain of approximately 1,000 feet.
We’ll climb to an overlook on Bald Mountain, where we’ll survey some of the land conservation work undertaken in the 1990s that protected the eastern and northern shoreline of Willard Pond. As the pond is in the SuperSanctuary, we’ll also be counting species for our Big Year of Birding — hopefully including Willard Pond’s resident loons!
Space is limited, and registration is required. Meeting location details will be provided upon registration. For more information or to register, please contact Eric.