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.

20s/30s: Volunteer for trail work in Middlesex Fells

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join AMC Boston Young Members (20s/30s) to volunteer for trail work in the Middlesex Fells Reservation! We'll be partnering with the Friends of the Fells to perform a variety of trail maintenance tasks, potentially including brushing in, brushing out, trash pick-up, debris/small-blowdown removal, among other tasks. Specific tasks will be determined closer to the date. Meeting location will be sent to participants a few days in advance of the event. After trailwork, we can grab a drink at a local spot if folks are interested.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Kate Bentsen
Chester Osborne

20s/30s: Volunteer for trail work in Middlesex Fells

Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join AMC Boston Young Members (20s/30s) to volunteer for trail work in the Middlesex Fells Reservation! We'll be partnering with the Friends of the Fells to perform a variety of trail maintenance tasks, potentially including brushing in, brushing out, trash pick-up, debris/small-blowdown removal, among other tasks. Specific tasks will be determined closer to the date. Meeting location will be sent to participants a few days in advance of the event. After trailwork, we can head over to a local restaurant for lunch if folks are interested.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Kate Bentsen
Chester Osborne

Volunteer with Depave Somerville

Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Join Young Members (20s and 30s/young at heart) for a depaving party! We have volunteered at these events before and they're always really fun and different. We will be using sledgehammers, pickaxes, and wheelbarrows to tear up asphalt from a "yard" in Somerville to allow the property owners to use the former lot for green space! This helps to soak up rain, make room for plants to support pollinator species, and decrease the urban heat island effect.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Katherine Blair katieblair89@gmail.com

Plant native species at Spy Pond

Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join a Young Members contingent to volunteer with the Conservation Committee at Spy Pond in Arlington. We will be planting native species to stabilize the shoreline soil and restore wildlife habitat. The trails committee will be working in parallel on trail maintenance, and community volunteers will be cleaning up trash and removing invasive species.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Katherine Blair katieblair89@gmail.com

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

Saturday, May 4, 2019 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

We'll hike Meadow Pond Reservation and Hampshire Woods. This area is also known as "Turtleland" as it provides excellent habitat for some rare turtles as well as salamanders. Meet at 12:00pm at the Meadow Pond Conservation Area parking area on Uptake Rd in Groveland MA. The hike will last about 3 hours, and plan to hike about 4 miles along woodland trails while listening for Spring Peepers, harbingers of Spring, from vernal pools that are sprinkled throughout this conservation area.

Trip details

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

LETS HIKE MEADOW POND CONSERVATION RESERVATON AND HAMPSHIRE WOODS IN GROVELAND/GEORGETOWN MA

Saturday, May 4, 2019 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

We'll hike Meadow Pond Reservation and Hampshire Woods. This area is also known as "Turtleland" as it provides excellent habitat for some rare turtles as well as salamanders. Meet at 12:00 PM at the Meadow Pond Conservation Area parking area on Uptake Rd in Groveland MA. The hike will last about 3 hours, and plan to hike about 4 miles along woodland trails while listening for Spring Peepers, harbingers of Spring, from vernal pools that are sprinkled throughout this conservation area.

Trip details

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

Trashtag cleanup in the Blue Hills

Saturday, April 13, 2019 12:00 AM

Join the AMC Boston Young Members (20s and 30s/young at heart) to give back to the public lands we enjoy! On Saturday, April 13th we'll be hosting a friendly competition between members north and south of the river and heading to the Fells and the Blue Hills to see which team can pick up more trash. Come represent your side!

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Zoe Rath
Coleader: 
Linda Relson

Spy Pond Trails Day - Planting!

Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Spy Pond Trails Day is an all-volunteer work event sponsored by the Town of Arlington, with ample support provided by the AMC Boston Chapter Trail Committee volunteer crews and the AMC Professional Trail Crew since the first annual event in 2005. This year the Boston Chapter Conservation Committee will be joining the Spy Pond Trails Day activities and other local groups, to plant native dogwoods, trees, and groundcovers to stabilize the slope to the pond. We willl also help remove invasive plants along the access path to the pond. Doughnuts, snacks and tools will be provided.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Joan Entwistle joan.entwistle@gmail.com

Chair Boston Chapter Conservation, Family Outings Trip leader.

Registrar: 
Joan Entwistle amcbostonconservation@gmail.com

Trashtag cleanup in Middlesex Fells Reservation

Saturday, April 13, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join the AMC Boston Young Members (20s and 30s/young at heart) to give back to the public lands we enjoy! On Saturday, April 13th we'll be hosting a friendly competition between members north and south of the river and heading to the Fells and the Blue Hills to see which team can pick up more trash. Come represent your side!

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Katherine Blair katieblair89@gmail.com
Kelleigh Welch

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