Northampton's extensive and fertile floodplain along the Connecticut River has been continuously farmed and managed for thousands of years-first by the Nonotuck and, since 1654, by English settlers and later immigrants to the Valley. Today, however, this landscape--once integral and celebrated--is unfamiliar to many Valley residents.
In the final presentation of her six-part series, Laurie Sanders will explore the important roles that Northampton's 3,000-plus acres of rich meadowland have played in the City's cultural, economic, and ecological history. She will discuss the floodplain forest, one of the most imperiled and vulnerable habitats in Massachusetts, and will explain how we can preserve this important natural area.
To register for zoom link, visit Historic Northampton's website www.historicnorthampton.org and search under programs.
Sponsored by River Valley Co-op and Meadows City Conservation Coalition