Conservation

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The Social Life of Bears Presentation by Ben Kilham

Saturday, January 5, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

The Social Life of Bears Presentation sponsored by the Boston Conservation Committee and Hiking and Backpacking Committee
Ben Kilham will share his fascinating observations, slides and videos, of bears in the wild as he follows cubs that have been rehabilitated and released. Learn how mother bears teach their cubs, and how bears share their territory when food is scarce.
Then learn from AMC and state wildlife experts how to respond to bear encounters on your hiking and camping trips.
Light refreshments will be served.

Trip details

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

Joan Entwistle is the chair of the Boston Chapter Conservation Committee

AMC YM: Volunteer for garden chores at Drumlin Farm

Sunday, October 28, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Join Boston's AMC young members to volunteer at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm and Wildlife Sanctuary! We will help work on the gardens around the Nature Center and gift shop. We will cut down the gardens for winter maintenance and remove some invasive plants that self-sowed there. Afterwards, we can also explore the farm and wildlife sanctuary.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Kate Bentsen
Katherine Blair

AMC YM: Volunteer with Coastsweep cleanup

Saturday, October 27, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join AMC Young Members, along with the Somerville Conservation Commission and the Mystic River Watershed Association to pick up trash at Draw Seven Park as part of the annual statewide COASTSWEEP cleanup. Draw Seven State Park, along the Mystic River next to Assembly Square, is Somerville's only coastal property!

Trip details

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

AMC YM: Volunteer with harvest at Drumlin Farm

Saturday, October 20, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Join Boston's AMC young members to volunteer at a Mass Audubon site and organic farm in Lincoln! We will help with chores from 1:30 to 4:00 and can also explore their wildlife sanctuary afterwards. During our trips last year we weeded the carrot patch, planted broccoli, and picked potatoes and green beans. We accomplished a lot and had a great time!

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Kate Bentsen
Katherine Blair

AMC YM Massachusetts Gubernatorial Forum

Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Learn about the candidates for Massachusetts governor with other Young Members of the Appalachian Mountain Club. AMC is one of the sponsors of the gubernatorial forum.

Sign-up on the Google Doc to sit with other Young Members:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xDD5mql49hwS8E50HTc7zLZ-RuRFMhf4xQuR...

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Kate Bentsen

ACROSS Lexington Trail Project

Saturday, October 13, 2018 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The ACROSS Lexington trail system presently has eight routes that connect conservation lands, schools, and historic sites to the town center. Our trail project will be on the newly completed Route H. The work planned is to brush out the treadway along the route which is being overgrown by bushes and shrubs due to the heavier than normal rainfall we have received this year.

Trip details

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

Volunteer at Drumlin Farm

Saturday, July 21, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Join Boston's AMC young members to volunteer at a Mass Audubon site and organic farm in Lincoln! We will help with chores from 1:30 to 4:00 and can also explore their wildlife sanctuary afterwards.

Trip details

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

Forty Plus Supports Trail Work on the Minute Man Trail

Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Let's join The Minute Man National Historic Park's trail improvement day. Help fill holes along the trail surface, improve drainage, sow grass seed, and remove invasive plants along the trail edge. Work will be done east to west from the Minute Man Visitor Center to Fiske Hill. Bring lunch and wear sturdy shoes, the park service will provide gloves and tools. The goal is to improve 1.775 miles of the 5 multi use accessible mile trail that traverses woodlands, wetlands, and agricultural fields. Start a Revolution-- this will be the first National Trails Day stewardship program!

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Uschi Kullman ukullamc@yahoo.com
Registrar: 
Uschi Kullmann ukullamc@yahoo.com

The Birds Are Back Family Walk, Lancaster Town Forest, Lancaster, MA (BHP Level 1)

Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Audubon Certified Birder and North County Land Trust Board Member Clay Hobart shares the wonders of spring birds. This is a morning walk from 9 - 11 am. We will take our time enjoying the birds and walking perhaps a mile or two at most. We hope to see the Great Blue Herons we saw nesting on our April walk and maybe baby Great Blue Herons too. In particular, Clay will share what he sees for birds 17 - 18 months post harvest compared to pre-harvest in the Lancaster Town Forest.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Critical Treasure
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.

Robin Swift RSwift@republicservices.com (978-577-8754)
Coleader: 
Clayton Hobart, Audubon Certified Birder clayhobart@gmail.com
Tim Castner, Chair Lancaster Town Forest thcastner@comcast.net

Family Bay Circuit Trail (BCT) Hike: Bedford Town Common to Great Meadows NWR, Bedford, MA (BHP Level 2)

Sunday, May 20, 2018 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

We meet at 12 pm for a slow/moderate paced family walk along the Bay Circuit Trail (BCT). The BCT is one of the state's longest hiking trails. This walk is an introduction to the BCT and AMC's Beginner Hiking Program (BHP).

We hike the section of the BCT extending from Bedford Town Common to Great Meadows NWR, with optional exploration at the wildlife refuge trails and observation platforms. We will meet at noon and walk approximately 5 miles on flat land returning to our staring point around 4 pm.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Critical Treasure
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.

Coleader: 
Donald MacIver maciver01460@gmail.com (978-952-2706)

Don, lifelong outdoor explorer and long term AMC member, has hiked and backpacked in North America and Europe. Don actively hikes, camps, snowshoes, and x-country skis throughout New England as well as kayaks flatwater and its seacoast. As a natural resource manager and educator Don enjoys nature study and exploring new natural landscapes.

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