Egremont, Mass. – May 22, 2019 – Ed Herrington, Inc., the region’s largest supplier of lumber, millwork and building supplies, has contributed $10,000 to Greenagers in support of its operations and the acquisition of the April Hill conservation estate in Egremont.
The gift from Herrington’s in Hillsdale, N.Y., underscores Greenagers’ expanding impact in Columbia County, where Greenagers teen work crews will improve public access lands and install Front Lawn Food gardens – similar to Greenagers’ work in the Berkshires.
Meanwhile, Greenagers recently completed the purchase of the historic April Hill property in Egremont, to provide a permanent home for Greenagers’ programs with teens and young adults. Capital improvements are under way at the property.
“Herrington’s generosity helps us at home here at April Hill, to secure our investment in this incredible conservation property, and it helps to cover the costs of our teen work crews, who are improving our landscapes and access to affordable food,” said Will Conklin, executive director of Greenagers.
Richard Herrington, Herrington’s VP/GM said ”I am excited about the Greenagers Organization and we are happy to support it in this way because of their dedication and focus on the education of young people in our communities”.
This summer, Greenagers will deploy a total of seven work crews to improve public access properties in the Berkshires and Columbia County, install Front Lawn Food gardens and carry on middle-school programs at public schools in the Southern Berkshires.
In Columbia County, crews will install Front Lawn Food gardens at a Habitat for Humanity residence in Ancramdale, complete a trail for the town of Austerlitz, build, improve a trail in the Greenport area of Hudson and remove invasive water chestnuts at Hand Hollow in New Lebanon.
Ed Herrington, Inc., DBA Herrington’s, is a fourth generation, local family-owned lumber and building materials business that was established in Hillsdale, NY. The company offers quality lumber, millwork, building supplies, paint, stone and associated services. Today the company has six locations in Hillsdale, Hudson, Chatham and Millerton, N.Y., Sheffield, Mass. and Lakeville, Conn. For more information, visit www.herringtons.com or call 800.453.1311. Herrington’s can also be found at Herrington’s Lumber on Facebook and @edherringtoninc on Instagram.
Based at the April Hill estate in Egremont, Greenagers is a nonprofit organization serving teens and young adults in and around the Berkshires. Greenagers’ paid summer work crews maintain and build public access lands and install Front Lawn Food gardens, while middle-schoolers participate in summer outdoor education programs and climate awareness programs.