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Lauren Stevens has worked for more than three decades to protect and raise awareness about our local environment.

Lauren began his career as an educator, teaching English and environmental studies at Williams College. He founded the Hoosic River Watershed Association in 1986 and has served on its board of directors since its inception, as well as many of those years as president or executive director. Championing protection and access to trails and rivers, Lauren has served on several boards of directors and advised organizations and initiatives, from the Ashuwillticook Bike Path and Mohican-Mohawk Trail initiative to the Mount Greylock State Reservation Advisory Council and Berkshire Renewable Energy Collaborative.

He has also contributed significantly to raising awareness about the local environment as a writer and journalist. He is the author of several books and a regular columnist for the Berkshire Eagle, and in 1981 founded the Berkshire Advocate,. His Hikes and Walks in the Berkshire Hills and The Berkshire Book have been reprinted several times. He also co-authored Most Excellent Majesty:  A History of Mount Greylock with Deborah Burns and Old Barns in the New World: Reconstructing History with Richard Babcock.