A Mountain of Treasure: The Story of the Equinox Preserve
Mount Equinox (3,816 feet) is part of the northernmost sweep of the Taconic Mountains and is considered one of the most important natural areas in the state. Part of the largest rich northern hardwood forest in New England, over 900 acres is protected and under the management of Equinox Preservation Trust. Join us as the Manchester Historical Society and Equinox Preservation Trust explore its history and its importance in protecting biodiversity. Rich Heilemann, representing EPT, will join Shawn Harrington in this presentation. There will be a hike to Equinox Pond following the talk. Come dressed in clothing suitable for hiking on wooded trails.
The lecture will take place from 4:00 to 5:30 pm, followed by the hike from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.
Registration for this program is free, however, advance registsration is appreciated.
Shawn Harrington serves as Curator of the Manchester Historical Society and is a lifelong resident of Bennington County. Over the past 8 years, he has been digitizing the thousands of pieces in the MHS collection to use for outreach and education at local schools, as well as in print and social media. He has worked for the past two decades in the financial services industry with a tenure as a member of the New York Stock Exchange and resides in Manchester Center with his two sons.