BERKSHIRE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION TEAM

Rating: 5 stars   32 reviews

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Location: 29 Highland Ave Pittsfield MA 01201 USA

Mission: 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.
Results: 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.
Target demographics: the environment & wildlife
Geographic areas served: the Berkshires
Programs: 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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EIN 27-0054356
413-230-7321
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Rating: 5 stars  

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The Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) is the most effective grassroots environmental advocacy and education organization in Berkshire County and possibly in all of Massachusetts. I love the combination of action, education, and data collection that is supported by the integrity that underlies all BEAT activities. Activities include wildlife tracking, river cleanups, wildlife stream crossing and vernal pool data collection, environmental activism, event and activity information distribution, and more. I am honored to serve on the BEAT board.

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