AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.
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?
Door Opens at 6:45. Presentation begins at 7:00 PM.
Come to the "Power Hour" for information about reducing your electricity usage/carbon footprint in three ways - energy efficiency, the purchase of local green electricity and, solar installation. For a case study we will focus on Mass Audubon where they reduced their carbon emissions 50% since 2003.
Doors open at 6:45. Movie begins at 7:00PM.
You may have heard about Earth's melting ice caps and disappearing glaciers caused by climate change, but seeing is believing. In 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic - to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth's changing climate by documenting the massive melting taking place in our coldest places.
Join us at Pegan Hill to work on improving trail conditions. Pegan Hill is The Trustees of Reservations' 32 acre reservation in Natick/Dover and is the highest point in Natick. The trail section we will be working on has significant water erosion, and we will be constructing new trail and closing the eroded trail.
Join us to celebrate Public Lands Day on a trail project at the Cummings Estate. The day's project will include brushing and blow down clearing to improve trail conditions. The project is a continuation of the trail work started in 2010 to improve access to the Estate from Burlington. We will begin at 9 AM and work until 3 PM. Volunteers who can't work the full day are encouraged to come for the morning or afternoon.
Moderate paced 36/47 mile ride starting in Hingham. 24 miles will be along the scenic coast and beaches of Scituate and Cohasset and Hull. Those interested in more swimming (or shorter ride) can skip Hull and spending time at Sandy Beach.
If you are interested, you will need a working bike, spare tire, bike helmet, bright clothes and sun block. Swim suit and towel optional. You will also need cash for ice cream stops and lunch. The map link show our four stops where we will regroup.
A vital part of enjoying the outdoors is preserving and maintaining trails over time. YM has adopted the Rock Circuit trail on the eastern side of the Middlesex Fells and this will be an opportunity for both new and experienced trail workers of all abilities. Our work will concentrate on brushing, trash pickup, reporting signage & graffiti issues, and tracking invasive species growth.
9:00am-4:00pm. Join us, the AMC Pro Crew, and 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. The AMC Pro Crew will be there to complete the rock work and provide skill training for the volunteers. Registration required for first time volunteers - call Leader. Questions, info, and returning volunteer registration - email Leader. See PDF link below for more project information.
9AM to 12PM. Join us at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary to work on improving trail conditions on woodland trails. Broadmoor is Mass Audubon's 624 acre reservation along the Charles River in Natick with a 9-mile trail network of footpaths and woods roads. The trail section we will be working is partly overgrown, and we will be cutting back brush. We will also be working on rerouting the trail around two wet spots and updating the trail markings. Reservations required.
9:00am-4:00pm. Join us, the AMC Pro Crew, and 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. The AMC Pro Crew will be there to complete the rock work along the shore and provide skill training for the volunteers. Registration required for first time volunteers - call Leader. Questions, info, and returning volunteer registration - email Leader. See PDF link below for more project information.