Smith College works closely with The Mill River Greenway, a working group of local citizens who aim to protect the Mill River watershed, preserve its cultural artifacts, enhance its biological health, encourage recreational activity and create a greenway along the river. You can visit their Web site for more information about upcoming events, recent collaborations and developments.
In the summer of 1997, the Smith College Environmental Science Program initiated an interdisciplinary pilot study of the Mill River sub-watershed system through funding from the Sylvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge and the Clark Science Center Summer Student Research Program. The Mill River system is a 31,0007-acre located in the Massachusetts townships of Conway, Deerfield, Whately, Hatfield, Williamsburg, and Northampton. If you are interested in learning more about this study please read about it here.