June 10, 2017 – (Becket, MA) Jacob’s Pillow will partner with Greenagers Inc., a non-profit youth organization based in Great Barrington, MA to restore and revive the 800-foot Wetlands Trail located on the eastern side of its 225-acre property. From July 10 through July 13, six to twelve youth and one experienced trail worker will begin the process of creating an accessible and updated walking trail. The project, spearheaded by Jacob’s Pillow’s Community Engagement Department, is representative of the Pillow’s relationship with its natural surroundings and dedication to community partnerships. A gift from an anonymous donor has made this collaboration between Jacob’s Pillow and Greenagers possible.
“We are thrilled to partner with Greenagers to connect Berkshire County youth to their cultural and environmental heritage. This collaboration is an opportunity to steward investment in our most precious resources: the Pillow’s 220-acre campus of woods, wetlands, and historical buildings. We hope to seed curiosity and appreciation for dance and environmental conservation through meaningful experiences that will connect their site-based work to the history, present, and future of Jacob’s Pillow,” says Thasia Giles, Director of Community Engagement at Jacob’s Pillow.
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