• The Deerfield River is tributary to the Connecticut River, depicted here in Thomas Cole's famous 1836 painting

  • The Deerfield River in its floodplain eroding through the red sandstone that makes up Mount Sugarloaf.

  • Swimming hole on the Deerfield (photo: Art Schwenger)

  • Rafters enjoying a summer day on the river (Photo: Art Schwenger)

  • Sunset during December over the Deerfield Valley (photo: A Schwenger)

  • Autumn along the Deerfield RIver

February 2014 Meeting Minutes

7 pm February 18, 2014, Greenfield Coop Bank in Shelburne Falls

In Attendance: Mason Colby, Rob Creamer, Dick Quinn, Mark Burton, Polly Bartlett, Brian Yellen (presiding)

1) Distribute mail

2) Brian will not be at Riverfest due to a wedding in MD. Mason discussed looking into fish tanks for RiverFest.  Polly will see about reserving watershed on wheels again.

3) Mason described a potential project to develop a foot bridge across the Deerfield River adjacent to the Gardner Falls Dam.

4) Mark led a discussion of budget priorities for 2014.