Berkshire Environmental Action Team
Rating: 4.92 stars 49 49 reviews 3,349
29 Highland Ave Pittsfield MA 01201 USA
BEAT’s mission is to protect the environment for wildlife in support of the natural world that sustains us all. BEAT involves volunteers in citizen-science wildlife monitoring programs, Stream Continuity Surveying, Turtle Watch, Salamander Watch, and Vernal Pool Certifying. BEAT maintains an educational website - http://www.thebeatnews.org - where people can learn more about the environmental laws, BEAT activities, issues, and events, and how they can participate in protecting the environment.
BEAT publishes a free, weekly e-newsletter with environmental news, calendar, and public notices. Hundreds of volunteers actively working to protect the environment! Miles of river cleaned. Riverside conservation land protected from being turned into a parking lot. Riverside waste transfer station stopped. Stream crossings surveyed and evaluated to prioritize for replacement to help fish move upstream under roads.
the environment & wildlife
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Being an environmental watchdog - keeping the environmental community connected and informed - promoting environmental stewardship with river cleanups, monitoring wildlife habitat, and working to help wildlife cross roads where it is most critical.
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I have worked with BEAT for several years through our work with 350Mass-Berkshires. BEAT has been instrumental in the fight against new fossil fuel infrastructure within the Berkshires. Their work to fight fossil fuel infrastructure that contribute to climate change while disturbing precious wildlife has brought a crucial and fresh perspective to the movement. The contributions of BEAT have added this new and exciting facet to local climate activism within the Berkshires and throughout the state. They have reminded all of us that nature can't pay the price for our thirst for energy. We are grateful!
BEAT is THE go to group for me in the Berkshires. They are integral to the movement and I don't know what we would do without them!
BEAT is a tireless advocate for our rivers, lands, and habitats. They keep people informed, digest technical data so that people can make sense of what's happening, and mobilize when action is needed.
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We have seen Berkshire Environmental Action Team tirelessly advocate for our earth, air and water in the face of such current threats as the Kinder Morgan proposed fracked gas pipeline.
They are an immensely important resource for all of us.
After working for Jane for nine years I can tell you that she is a force of nature: I have rarely met anyone as hardworking, dedicated, considerate and passionate about their work. Our community and my life would be the poorer without her. That's not to mention BEAT's dedicated board and hoard of dauntless volunteers. To quote Jane, "Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything you do for the environment!"
BEAT has built a strong network of environmental advocates with their great programs and very strong commitment to our environment. While their focus is local, their knowledge of nature and the environment is broad-based. I'm very pleased that our area has BEAT looking after the world around us and keeping people informed!
I've worked with BEAT for a number of years on habitat connectivity-- they really know their communities and have great passion for getting results!
BEAT in a word, can't be beat for its tireless effort in maintaining the health and well being of the environment that sustains us all. They have provided our small organization STOP with not only support I.e. being at endless meetings, but in sharing their knowledge and resources, their time, their personnel in helping us fight the Kinder Morgan, proposed, CT. Expannsion pipeline, that will destroy our land and lives not only now, but for generations. Without BEAT we would have been isolated, lost. This is an organization that truly deserves the highest recognition possible as a foremost leader and standard water in environmental action at its best.
I cannot imagine any effective environmental action without BEAT
Their knowledge, environmental, legal, political process has been invaluable to our work opposing the unneeded destructive Connecticut Expansion tgp pipeline thru Sandisfield. Their unflagging help for our little group has been critical in helping us get as far as we have.
BEAT has been invaluable to me as a landowner in Sandisfield fighting the Kinder Morgan pipeline project - this organization has educated me, fought alongside the community of Sandisfield - priceless resource.