Published on March 28, 2019

Pleasant Valley is Celebrating 90 Years in the Berkshires

Looking out over Pike's Pond in autumn

Honoring 90 Years of Inspiring Nature Heroes

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is an ecological gem and education innovator. Since it was founded in 1929 by the Lenox Garden Club, Pleasant Valley has been a protector of land and important wildlife habitats as well as an innovator in environmental education and addressing the climate crisis. 


Celebrate with Us! 

Little girl meeting an American Kestrel at Pleasant Valley

We're planning a yearlong celebration of fun events and programs in honor of our 90th Anniversary. Every event is open to the public and people of all ages and abilities.

Wild Thing 5K/10K Trail Race 

Sunday, June 23 •  9 am-12 pm

This is an important fundraiser for Mass Audubon's conservation and education programs in Berkshire County. The race starts and ends at Pleasant Valley and follows the trails through Kennedy Park. New this year, Walk on the Wild Side allows supporters of all ages and abilities to participate in the event by enjoying a guided walk through the sanctuary. Learn more >

Trailside Music Series

July 12 • July 31 • August 10 

This new event brings the community together for a series of three free concerts at the beautiful Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. Learn more >

Pleasant Valley's 90th Birthday Party & Alumni Reunion

Saturday, August 3

You're invited to join us for our 90th birthday party! The celebration will include some Pleasant Valley traditions (bird walk, campfire, or pond exploration) as well as some new surprises. There will also be opportunities for alumni to reconnect and share this important place with their families. More details coming soon.

  • Do you have a connection to Pleasant Valley? If you've ever taken a program, attended camp, taken a field trip, or volunteered at the sanctuary, please take our alumni survey!

Birds, Blossoms, & Brunch

Sunday, September 22

Save the date for this special fundraising event celebrating Pleasant Valley’s 90th anniversary and honoring our founders—the Lenox Garden Club. More details coming soon.


Take Action & Stay Connected

PV educator with snake at a school © Berkshire Eagle
© Berkshire Eagle

1. If you have a connection to the sanctuary (program participant, camper, volunteer, etc.), take our alumni survey >

2. Stay in touch by following us on Facebook >

3. Subscribe to our monthly e-news >

4. Your support makes Pleasant Valley's work possible—make a gift today >

Become a Leadership Friend

With a gift of $750 or more, you'll join a dedicated and passionate group of individuals who embody what it means to be nature heroes. Leadership Friends provide critical funds to help safeguard our land and habitats, protect our birds and wildlife, and teach and inspire the next generation. 


90th Anniversary Sponsor

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We're incredibly grateful to Guardian® for sponsoring Pleasant Valley's 90th Anniversary Celebration.

As a Community Partner and 37-year supporter of Mass Audubon’s work in the Berkshires, they are committed to environmental sustainability efforts concentrated in environmental stewardship. Their practices are driven by the passion of their employees to do the right thing and business priorities to conserve and protect our planet’s greatest resources.

Guardian® is a registered trademark of the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.