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History, Nature, & Culture Along the Chicopee River
July 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
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On Saturday, July 15 from 10 am – 12:30 pm, join Kestrel for a special guided tour along the Chicopee River to uncover the area’s natural and cultural history. Historian David Glassberg and ecologist Bill Lattrell will will take you past former manufacturing sites, offering a unique perspective on the river’s significance throughout the city’s history and the impact of manufacturing on the river’s ecology. The walk will start at the Cabotville Industrial Park and will explore the industrial history of the city and resulting river pollution, as well as changes in water quality and the impact of the Clean Water Act. A discussion of changes to the local ecosystem will be set against a backdrop of geological history and its impact on current ecological systems along the river corridor. Ending at the former Uniroyal factory, you’ll learn about the city’s plans for this old manufacturing site, before a bus transports you back to the starting point. The walk is approximately 1.5 miles. Join us to learn about the city’s changing relationship with the river as we invite you to consider the value of viable ecosystems in urban settings.
This event is free.
Space is limited to 25 participants. RSVP required: Register below or by emailing or calling Katy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-549-1097.
Rain date: Sunday, July 16