Conservation

Trail Maintenance on Mt. Isolation

Sunday, June 25, 2017 12:00 AM

"First you must find... another shrubbery! Then, when you have found the shrubbery, you must place it here, beside this shrubbery, only slightly higher so you get a two layer effect with a little path running down the middle. ("A path! A path!") Then, you must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest... with... a herring!"
? Graham Chapman

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jonathan Niehof jtniehof@gmail.com

Jon finished a round of the New England Hundred Highest just before heading off to the Southwest for four years. He's thrilled to be back in New England and working seriously on the winter 4000-footers. Other fun had in the meantime includes the Pikes Peak Marathon and a rim-to-rim-to-rim run of the Grand Canyon. Goal-oriented but interested in keeping things safe and fun.

Coleader: 
Brittney Kleinfelter brittneykleinfelter@gmail.com

Brittney is a peak-bagging hiker, having completed the NH 48 4,000 footers in four months and two days. Her favorite hikes include a Semi-Pemi loop and a Solo Presi Traverse. She is WFA/AWFA/CPR/AED certified.

AMC Boston Young Members Steering Committee Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity

Monday, April 17, 2017 3:03 PM to Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

The AMC Boston Young Members (YM) Committee is dedicated to encouraging people in their 20s and 30s to get involved in the AMC and enjoy the outdoors. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in becoming involved with the Committee. If you have been interested in exploring opportunities to contribute, please contact the committee at amcbostonym@gmail.com or plan to attend an upcoming YM Steering Committee Meeting, normally held on the second Monday of the month.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Rachael White amcbostonym@gmail.com

Earth Day at Joy Street! Gear Swap, Climate Change Talk, and Sign-making for the Science March

Saturday, April 22, 2017
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

All are welcome to join AMC staff and the Boston Chapter Young Members to celebrate Earth Day at Joy Street! The open house includes a gear swap, sign-making for the Science March, light refreshments and a presentation from AMC scientist Georgia Murray about climate change, air quality research, and AMC's science-based approach to conservation, followed by audience Q&A.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Rachael White

Hale Reservation Trail Project

Saturday, June 10, 2017
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Join us at Hale Reservation to work on improving trails for the Tri Town Trail, a proposed 20 mile regional trail being developed by the Trustees and Hale connecting open space land in Westwood, Dover and Medfield. We will be constructing two new sections of trail to an overlook and closing off an old trail. We provide tools and training.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Denny Nackoney DennyAMC@verizon.net (781-237-5174; NCA 9 PM)
Coleader: 
Mal Crawford

Hale Reservation Trail Project

Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Join us at Hale Reservation to work on improving trails for the Tri Town Trail, a proposed 20 mile regional trail being developed by the Trustees and Hale connecting open space land in Westwood, Dover and Medfield. We will be constructing two new sections of trail to an overlook and closing off an old trail. We provide tools and training.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Denny Nackoney DennyAMC@verizon.net (781-237-5174; NCA 9 PM)
Coleader: 
Mal Crawford

Spy Pond Trails Project

Saturday, May 13, 2017
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Join us with the volunteers from the Spy Pond Environmental Task Group on a trail project on the pathway along the south end of Spy Pond. The trail work will continue the brushing started in 2005 to close side trails to the pond and open up the path. Registration required for first time volunteers - call Leader. Questions, info, and returning volunteer registration - email Leader. See PDF link below for more project information.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mal Crawford K1MC-Mal@earthlink.net (781-862-3285; NCA 9 PM)
Coleader: 
Denny Nackoney

Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, May 13, 2017 12:00 AM

Want to experience something different in the White Mountains? Come join us to investigate the Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge nestled beneath the northern Presidential Mountains. The refuge is home ponds, wetlands and forests that support a variety of ecological features. The Refuge also supports a tremendous variety of wildlife that include beaver, moose, and over 200 species of birds .We will walk stopping frequently to identify plants, birds, other wildlife, and ecological features . There are two viewing platforms located at Cherry and Little Cherry Ponds perfect for bird watching.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Walks
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Ellen Stanley
Registrar: 
Ellen Stanley

Family Walk to See the Fledgling Herons in Sudbury, MA

Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

The Lyons-Cutler Reservation, a property of the Sudbury Valley Trustees in Sudbury, has 5-7 heron nests. At this time of year, the eggs have hatched and the baby herons have yet to fledge, so they are living in their nests. Herons have several young and they make quite a racket in their nests. The nests are high in the branches of both live and dead trees in the wetlands at Lyons Cutler. The walk is flat and takes only about 20 minutes from the parking area at a near-by school where we will meet at 9:30 am.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Christopher Stix (781-894-2924; before 8 PM)

Chris has an environmental studies degree from the University of Wisconsin. He leads Outdoorsrx trips for families in the Western suburbs of Boston. He also leads nature awareness trips, called Appreciating Nature. In 2014, Chris offered trained volunteer and crew naturalists in how to run nature awareness programs for families. He loves to hike and bike.

Registrar: 
Chris Stix stixc2001@yahoo.com (781-894-2924; Before 8 PM)

Take It Outside w/AMC 2017, Myles Standish State Forest, Carver, MA

Saturday, April 15, 2017
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Are you a member of AMC (or not) but haven't tried any of our activities yet? Good, because AMC Southeast MA Chapter (SEM) is having an Open House open to all to check out and try out AMC activities! Join SEM at Myles Standish State Forest in Carver, MA, on Saturday, April 15, 10 - 3 pm for "Take it Outside with AMC 2017". Register for any of the activities below or you are welcome to just join for the picnic:

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Conservation
Hiking
Social Events
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)
Coleader: 
Maureen Kelly mokel773@aol.com (508-224-9188; 4-8 pm)
Registrar: 
Maureen Kelly mokel773@aol.com (508-224-9188)

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