Bird Walk at Swendsen Farm Preserve May 11 at 9am

The Bethlehem Conservation Commission invites you to join White Memorial’s Education Director, Carrie Szwed, on World Migratory Bird Day as we wind through beautiful Swendsen Farm Preserve in Bethlehem on a ½-mile walk. Carrie has been a birding enthusiast since her graduate school days and loves taking people of all ages out to “spy on” our magnificent native birds. We hope to catch rare bobolinks establishing breeding territory in the fields. Then, we’ll head through the thicket and into the forest, spotting sparrows, warblers, and other songbirds along the way. Carrie will help…continue reading →

Recycling Authority no longer Reimbursing town for materials

August 9th, 2016 The Board of Selectmen received notice from the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority that the town will no longer get reimbursement for recycling materials.  First Selectman said the town used to get $5/ton of recycling material, such as residential plastics and papers, but the town won't stand to lose a lot of money.  He said it's still better to recycle, because the town pays to haul away trash, and if no one recycled and and put all those items into their household trash, then it would be more expensive to…continue reading →