More than 100 walkers have registered for the MLK Walk to Stop the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline scheduled to step off from the site of a proposed natural gas pipeline compressor station in Northfield on Saturday, Jan. 16.

The Reverends Gyori Kato, Toby Keyes and Clare Carter of the New England Buddhist Peace Pagoda in Leverett will lead the 34-mile, three-day walk to the Plainfield construction yard site for the proposed pipeline.

A Buddhist monk or nun will offer considerations of the walk and pipeline from the perspective of Martin Luther King Jr. or Buddhist tradition.

For further information or to register to participate in the walk or become a shuttle driver, contact Hattie Nestel at 978-790-3074 or Find walk details at