SILA: a new play by Chantal Bilodeau
On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic, eight characters - including a scientist, a poet, and two polar bears - respond to a rapidly changing climate, environment, and world. Blending Inuit myth, contemporary Arctic policy, and three different languages (English, French, and Inukitut), SILA - the Inuit word for the breath that connects all living things - investigates the competing interests shaping the future of our planet.
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.
SILA: a new play by Chantal Bilodeau
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 help with 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 4PM. Join us at Noanet Woodlands to work on improving trail drainage and reducing erosion. Noanet is The Trustees of Reservations' 600 acre reservation in Dover with an extensive 17-mile trail network of footpaths and woods roads. The trail section we will be working on has heavy water erosion, and we will be installing water bars and adding native fill. We will also be brushing out sections of the trail. Reservations required.
Meet at 1:00 pm at The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR) parking area. Enjoy coastal vistas of The Great Marsh and Isles of Shoals from Old Town Hill. From the 168-foot hilltop, you can see as far as Mount Agamenticus in southern Maine. Follow easy trail to hilltop exploring ~3miles of reservation trails. A three-mile network of trails and pathways leads you through thriving wetlands and up to landscape-level views of this corridor of protected open space along the Parker River. Old Town Hill is a link in the Bay Circuit Trail. From Rt. 95 Exit 54, take Rt. 133 East for 4.5 mi.
Easy to moderate hike along woodland & field trails, with views of Johnsons Pond, observe nest box and field bird activity; expect Bobolinks, Eastern Bluebirds, Tree Swallows and maybe American Kestrels. BYOBinoculars. Meet at 1:30 PM in main parking area. Picnic tables available at Park for snacks/lunch before and after hike. From I-95 take exit 53B onto Route 133 west toward Georgetown. Follow Route 133 through Georgetown Center at 5.8 miles take right onto Washington Street. Veasey Memorial Park is 1.5 miles on left. Park in main parking area.
7:00 PM - Free and Open to the Public - Documentary Film and Panel Discussion
6PM on Earth Day. Join the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and the Cambridge Science Festival for a fun filled evening involving craft beer and climate change. AMC believes that each individual can take steps every day to reduce their carbon footprint including drinking locally. Come have a taste while learning from local brewer Ben Roesch from Wormtown Brewing in Worcester, MA about how using local ingredients and supporting local farms reduces the carbon miles for each beer. 21+ only.
7:00-9:00 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 at the Arlington Public Library, 4th floor Conference Room.
3:00 pm - 4:00PM Climate change affects the places we love to be outside including trails, mountain tops, and rivers. Come learn about what climate change is, how it affects our favorite outdoor places, and what we can do everyday to make a difference.
9:00am-12:00pm. DCR recently restored the footbridge over the Charles River at Riverside Park connecting the Weston side to Newton. For our trails project, we will be working on the trail along the Newton side. We will be brushing out the trail, removing limbs, brushing in unused trails, improving the treadway, and cleaning up any trash and debris. Registration is required due to limited slots and tools availability.