A Cultural Haven
In late 2013, Greenworks, together with the Franklin Regional Council of Governments and the Town of Orange, brought together every mill owner who has holdings in the form of underutilized properties on the Millers River in Orange. It was a rare public-private sector dialogue on the future of Central Massachusetts.
Ted Carman, renowned mill developer and architect of a portion of Massachusetts housing policy, detailed how towns like in our region could leverage State and Federal funds and accrue tax benefits.
Youth Exploration & Adventure Summer Program
Greenworks established the Youth Exploration and Adventure Summer Program for North Quabbin, which Peak Expeditions operates.
Imagine this: a teen has just spent 400 hours on coursework, housework & Tumblr. Suddenly, he or she is immersed in a non-stop week of caving, climbing, paddle-boarding, power kiting, and hiking led by certified guides. It’s a cutting edge week of extreme – but safe – wilderness sports and hands-on outdoor activities. There is a technology component as well; students use iPads to help identify rock formations in 3D, or strap GoPros to their helmets to film live podcasts.
The summer program is a template for an after-school youth adventure club. Activities include mountain biking and high- and low-challenge courses, as well as investigations into water ecology, alternative energy, use of digital media, invasive species, and water quality testing. Members of this club will have access to Peak Expeditions’ professional resources including boats and climbing gear.