South County Towns Receive Habitat Management Grants

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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Great Barrington and Stockbridge were both awarded MassWildlife Habitat Management grants.
 
The Baker-Polito Administration announced it has awarded $483,922 in state grant funds to thirteen organizations and municipalities to improve wildlife habitat on 514 acres of land within the Commonwealth. 
 
The Berkshire Natural Resources Council in Great Barrington has been awarded $33,875 to control invasive species in the Housatonic River watershed.
 
The Stockbridge Bowl Association has been awarded $11,885 to conduct hardy kiwi invasive species control at Bullard's Woods.
 
Now in its ninth year, the MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant Program (MHMGP), which is overseen by the Department of Fish and Game's (DFG) Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife), provides financial assistance to private and municipal landowners of conserved lands to improve and manage habitat for wildlife. 
 
"The MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant Program is critical to the success of ongoing habitat management projects on state-managed lands and ensures a multipronged strategy to improve a variety of Massachusetts' habitats," said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Beth Card. "Public and private investment in habitat management is critical for promoting ecological resiliency and diversity, and we are thrilled to work with this year's grant recipients as they commit to improving wildlife habitat."

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SBPHC to Offer Southern Berkshire County Vaccine Clinic

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Southern Berkshire Public Health Collaborative (SBPHC) will be hosting a Pfizer Bivalent Booster clinic for 5–11-year-old and 12+ years old at W.E.B DuBois (313 Monument Valley Road) in Great Barrington on Tuesday Dec. 13 from 4-7 pm. 
 
Regular dose flu vaccine will also be available.  Those eligible for a booster shot must have completed their primary series of the one dose Johnson & Johnson or the two dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.  Pre-registration is required, walk-ins will not be accepted.  If you need assistance registering, you can call Jill Sweet at (413) 717-7209 or Jayne Smith (413) 717-8922. 
 
Please bring your insurance card and COVID card to the clinic.  We are asking that you wear a short-sleeved shirt.  
 
Pizza will be provided for those that are vaccinated.  Please register here: https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/tritown
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