Conservation

In support of the national effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, AMC has closed all lodging and food service operations until July 1. Dates for all in person activities and programs posted below remain subject to change based on the latest public health guidance and government directives. Cancelled programs are not displayed. We encourage you to join AMC's online socials, educational programs, and trainings.

AMC Boston Young Members Steering Committee Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity

Monday, March 13, 2017 1:53 PM to Friday, April 14, 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 Charles River Cleanup

Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join the AMC Boston Young Members as we help out with this annual Charles River clean-up for Earth Day! Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and are welcome to join in a picnic lunch at the Hatch Shell.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Rachael White
Coleader: 
Katie Blair katieblair89@gmail.com
Elisabeth Cianciola

Winter Gardening: A Little Night Pruning & Hot Chocolate

Thursday, February 2, 2017 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Groundhog days are short, and pruning work is plenty, so come join us for a fun hour of headlamp-lit winter pruning and hot chocolate in the food forest! Enjoy good work, good company, and a fun evening together. Sponsored by the Boston Food Forest Coalition.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stephanie Contino sscontino@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Elisabeth Cianciola elisabeth.cianciola@gmail.com

AMC Boston Young Members Steering Committee Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity

Monday, January 2, 2017 10:07 PM to Saturday, February 4, 2017 12:00 AM

The AMC Boston Young Members Committee is 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.

Descriptions of typical YM Steering Committee and Volunteer positions can be found at this link:

Trip details

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

Trails Committee Meeting

Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Get involved in helping to maintain our Boston-area trails! Come to our Trails meeting to learn about our projects and how you can help with trail maintenance. The Trails Committee works in partnership with local state, town, and land trusts to maintain parks, trails and conservation land. All are welcome. The meeting is held at the Lexington Community Center in room 221.

Trip details

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

Hike Beautiful Billerica - Great Meadows and Two Brother's Rocks

Saturday, November 12, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Enjoy nature and camaraderie, laced with environmental and historical tidbits: A five mile easy walk along the Concord River, through Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Timber Creek Conservation Land, Governor Thomas Dudley Park. Start and end at Great Meadows parking by the intersection of Rte 4 and Concord River.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marlies Henderson brimar_11@msn.com (978-808-6634; between 8 am and 8 pm)

Born Dutch, but naturalized. Radical conservationist. Explorer and writer. Advocate for hiking and biking.

Lets Hike Crane Pond Wildlife Management Area, West Newbury/Groveland, MA

Sunday, December 11, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

We will hike the northeast section of Crane Pond Wildlife Management Area located in West Newbury and Groveland, MA. The hike will be about 4 miles along woodland trails that meander around beaver ponds and wetlands that populate this conservation area of more than 2000 acres that is managed by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Richard Lombard rllombard2@gmail.com (978-394-9619; day of hike)

Hike Cleveland Farm State Forest Boxford/Rowley MA

Sunday, November 27, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

We'll hike 4-5 miles along a section of the Bay Circuit Trail following trails that meander along eskers that are reminders of the last glacier that covered New England. Experience a relatively deep forest populated with oak, hickory, beech, hemlock and white pine. Witch Hazel may still be in bloom, our latest flowering tree, which procrastinates until mid-autumn to present its yellow ribbon-like petals. Occasionally, we may moderate our pace to enjoy the natural world of this splendid forest.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Richard Lombard rllombard2@gmail.com (978-394-9619; on day of hike)

HIKE BOXFORD STATE FOREST AND BALD HILL CONSERVATION AREA

Sunday, November 20, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:45 PM

Hike in Boxford State Forest and Bald Hill Conservation Area, North Andover MA/Middleton MA. Meet at 1:00 pm at Sharpner's Pond Road parking area. Hike along the Bay Circuit Trail and other woodland trails ~ 4-5 miles while exploring the ecology and wildlife of this more than 2000 acre conservation area. From 95, take Ext 51 and go west on Endicott St/Middleton Rd and in 0.9 miles turn right on Peabody Street. In 1.2 miles turn right on Liberty Street. In 0.5 miles Liberty St becomes North Liberty St. Follow North Liberty St for 2.1 miles and turn right on Sharpner's Pond Road.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Richard Lombard rllombard2@gmail.com (978-394-9619; On day of hike)

LET'S HIKE MEADOW POND RESERVATION AND HAMPSHIRE WOODS IN GROVELAND/GEORGETOWN MA

Sunday, November 13, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Let's explore the Meadow Pond Reservation and adjoining Hampshire Woods. This area is also known as "Turtleland" since it is one of the top habitats in Massachusetts for the threatened Blanding's Turtle and salamanders. Meet at 1:00 PM at Meadow Pond Reservation parking area on Uptack Rd. We'll hike 4-5 miles over relatively flat terrain through a wooded area lined with many historical rock walls, and populated with vernal pools providing habitat of rare salamanders and turtles. The area includes the divide between the Parker and Merrimack River watersheds.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Richard Lombard rllombard2@gmail.com (978-394-9619; on day of hike)

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