Support Us


Help clean-up and restore the riverbanks along the Housatonic Riverbank and continue the River Walk trail. Since 1988, 3000 community volunteers have re-created native habitat, secured public access, removed 400+ tons of debris, and provided a half-mile of artfully crafted riverside walking trail visited by thousands each year.

River Walk is OPEN for the spring, summer, and autumn seasons.



How to Volunteer for River Walk

River Walk is a ½ mile public walking trail entering at Rite Aid Pharmacy on Main Street. Another section of trail follows the river along Berkshire Corporation and the old Searles Middle School. Workdays can take place in one or both places.

This year we focus on riverbank stabilization with bio-engineering techniques, removing ‘invasive exotics’ and replanting with native trees, shrubs and plants, including wetland plants.

River Walk is maintained and stewarded by our local Berkshire Greenagers. Join landscape designer Heather Cupo, Trail Master Elia Del Molino and our own local Greenagers apprentices and crews on Thursdays and Fridays. Please e-mail or telephone ahead to make arrangements.Call ahead to arrange special work days for schools and groups on other days.

We normally meet at the W.E.B. Du Bois River Garden at Church and River Streets, Great Barrington. St. Peter’s parking lot on Dresser Avenue and/or W. E. B. Du Bois River Garden at Church and River Streets, Great Barrington. (Dresser Ave is across from the Main Street Post Office)

PLEASE wear safe, protective clothing, including shoes with good traction, gloves, and eye protection. Sorry, we cannot allow volunteers under 10 years of age to work on the riverbank.

Click to take a look at our Working Guidelines for Volunteer Teams.

Click for River Walk’s Motorized Use Policy for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities.

Housatonic River Walk
Contact Rachel Fletcher (413) 528-3391

Contact Elia Del Molino (413) 429-6416