Conservation

Hike Ward Reservation in Andover MA

Sunday, February 7, 2016 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

We'll hike TTOR's Ward Reservation in Andover/North Andover MA and get energized for the Super Bowl. Meet at 12:30 pm at Prospect Rd parking area in Andover MA. We'll hike about 4 miles along a section of the BCT and other reservation trails, enjoying marshland, woodland and grassland habitats, and resting at the Solstice Stones to enjoy the scenic views from Holt Hill, Essex County's highest point. Occasionally lingering to observe the reservation's ecology and learn about ongoing avian conservation efforts.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
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 Willowdale State Forest and Willowdale Meadow

Saturday, February 6, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Hike Willowdale State Forest, Topsfield/Ipswich MA. Take a break from watching football and enjoy a stress-free 4-5mile hike on a section of the Bay Circuit Trail and other woodland trails. We'll hike from Willowdale Meadow into WSF exploring the southern portion of this extensive forest and visit Pine Swamp. WSF is over 2400 acres with more than 40 miles of trails. Snowshoes or ice stabilizers could be needed depending on conditions. We'll meet at 1:00pm in parking area next to Willowdale Meadow on (~280) Ipswich Road, Topsfield.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
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 Ward Reservation in Andover/NorthAndover MA

Saturday, January 23, 2016 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Meet at 1:00 PM at Reservation's parking area on Prospect Road in Andover, MA. We'll hike along a section of the Bay Circuit Trail and other reservation trails, enjoying woodland, marshland and field habitats, with a rest at the Solstice Stones to take in the scenic vista from the highest point in Essex County. We'll occasionally linger to observe the reservation's ecology and learn about ongoing avian conservation. If one of your New Year resolutions is to get more exercise, this hike will get you off to a great start.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
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 TTOR Ward Reservation in Andover/North Andover

Sunday, January 10, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Meet at 1:00 PM at Reservation's parking area on Prospect Road in Andover, MA. We'll hike along a section of the Bay Circuit Trail, enjoying marshland habitat and resting at the Solstice Stones to take in the scenic vista from the highest point in Essex County. We'll occasionally linger to observe the reservation's ecology and learn about ongoing avian conservation efforts. Snowshoes or ice stabilizers may be needed depending on conditions. If one of your New Year resolutions is to get more exercise, this hike will get you off to a great start.

Trip details

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

Spooky Night Hike

Friday, October 30, 2015 12:00 AM

Explore the haunting side of nature as we explore Weston and Lincoln Conservation Land at night. This walk through the woodlands will lead to lots of creepy nature spots to learn the not-so-scary truth about bats, spiders, owls, and decomposers. Who will dare to stick their hand under the human biting boardwalk? Finish off the night socializing and warming up at the Leader's house as we share some spooky tales. for more information and to register:

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Berkshires
Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Michele Grzenda michelehikes@gmail.com

Climate Change, Energy, and the Outdoors: Event Volunteers

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 12:00 AM to Friday, December 18, 2015 12:00 AM

Volunteer for a series of events focused on Climate Change, Energy, and the Outdoors. This program is a cooperative effort between the Appalachian Mountain Club, Mass Audubon, and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

We will offer four programs at AMC's Headquarters at 4 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02108 and we need help with set up, clean up, and spreading the word.

Together we will raise awareness and inspire action and greater understanding of climate change and energy conservation.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Conservation
Social Events
Volunteering
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Faith Salter (617-391-6614)

Film Screening - The Power of Place

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 7:15 PM to 9:00 PM

Electricity giant Hydro-Quebec wants to sell more of its electricity to southern New England and Eversource Energy wants to pitch in by distributing this power to customers here. To do that the companies have joined forces to propose Northern Pass, a 192-mile transmission line that will bisect the state of New Hampshire with high-voltage cable strung between 1,500 steel towers rising as tall as 135 feet. New Hampshire's mountains and forests, lakes and rivers, are part working landscape and part outdoor playground for people from all over New England.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Faith Salter (617-391-6614)

Trails Committee Meeting

Thursday, December 3, 2015 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Review of AMC Trail Partners projects undertaken in 2015. Help set priorities for 2016. AMC Trail Partners is a project of the Boston Chapter Trails Committee, and works in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Bay Circuit Alliance, and the National Park Service, for example, to maintain local parks, trails and conservation land. All are welcome. Meeting is at the Arlington Public Library, 4th floor conference room.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Volunteering
Trail Work
Hiking
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mal Crawford K1MC-Mal@earthlink.net (781-862-3285; NCA 9 PM)

Impacts of Climate Change on Nature and the Outdoors in the Northeast

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM

Doors will open at 6:45PM. The presentation will begin at 7:00PM.

In this two part presentation we will learn of impacts of climate change on the nature and outdoor recreational resources of the Northeast US.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Faith Salter (617-391-6614)

Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low Carbon Living

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM

Door Opens at 6:45 PM. Presentation Begins at 7:00 PM.

How can each of us live cooler and smarter? While the routine decisions that shape our days-what to have for dinner, where to shop, how to get to work-may seem small, collectively they have a big effect on global warming. But which changes in our lifestyles might make the biggest difference to the climate?

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Faith Salter (617-391-6614)

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