Monday, June 12, 2017 12:18 PM to Wednesday, July 12, 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 attended a few YM events and are interested in exploring opportunities to contribute to the steering committee, please contact us at email@example.com.
Descriptions of typical YM Steering Committee and Volunteer positions can be found at this link:
Join Boston's AMC young members to help volunteer at a Mass Audubon site and organic farm in Lincoln! We will help with chores from 1:30 to 4:00 and can also explore their wildlife sanctuary afterwards. Public transportation is limited to the commuter rail so please get in touch with each other for carpooling using the sign-up list below.
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.
Hike TTOR's Ward Reservation in Andover/North Andover MA. Meet at 10:00 am at Prospect Rd parking area in Andover MA. There's a $5 parking fee for non-members. We'll hike along a section of the Bay Circuit Trail and other reservation trails, enjoying marshland, woodland and grassland habitats, and resting at the Solstice Stones (a great lunch spot) to enjoy the scenic views from Holt Hill, Essex County's highest point.
"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!"
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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.
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.
Join us to perform trail maintenance on a section of the Rock Circuit trail in the Fells. We will be picking up glass and other trash, and removing fallen or overhanging branches to keep the trail passable.
We will be helping to remove invasive weeds during the Friends of the Blue Hills' Green Up festival. The event is rain or shine, and while some gloves will be available for weeding, volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gardening/work gloves if they have them. Please also bring water and wear layers and sturdy boots/shoes!
Come join the Young Members as they join up with Somerville Climate Action group to participate in a "Depaving" party, where we smash and rip up hard impermeable surfaces in order to improve drainage and prevent polluted runoff into our waterways. More info here;
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.
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.
Joanna Jung firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Stix email@example.com (781-894-2924; Before 8 PM)