Conservation

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

Spy Pond Trails Project

Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The Spy Pond trail project for 2019 will continue the work along the south end of the Pond that was started in 2005. The work planned for this year includes brushing out of the walkway and hardened shoreline access paths, brushing in side paths, and clearing any winter blow downs off the path. The Boston Chapter Conservation Committee will also be planting native species to stabilize the shoreline soil and provide wildlife habitat.

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

Charles River Cleanup

Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join AMC Young Members for the Charles River Cleanup, one of the largest single-day river cleanups in the country. We will be volunteering at the Esplanade park near the Hynes Convention Center and Charles/MGH T stops (exact location details to come).

Trip details

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

Young Members (20s/30s): Maple sugaring tour + hike

Sunday, March 17, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate Massachusetts Maple Month with a maple-themed tour at a local wildlife sanctuary!

From the Mass Audubon website:
On our naturalist-guided tours, learn how to identify a sugar maple, observe tapping and sap collection methods, watch the sap being boiled down in the sugarhouse, and get a sweet taste of the final product.

Trip details

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

AMC Boston Young Members Steering Committee Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity

Sunday, March 3, 2019 5:44 PM to Tuesday, April 9, 2019 12:00 AM

The AMC Boston Young Members (YM) Committee is dedicated to encouraging people in their 20s and 30s to get involved in the AMC and enjoy the outdoors. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in becoming involved with the Committee. If you have attended a few YM events and are interested in exploring opportunities to contribute to the steering committee, please contact us at amcbostonym@gmail.com.

Descriptions of typical YM Steering Committee and Volunteer positions can be found at this link:

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Shannon MacKenzie amcbostonym@gmail.com

Shannon is a 3-season leader with Young Members. She's happy to lead hikes, backpacks, and nordic ski trips in the whites or locally. She'll also recite a poem if you request it.

Potluck & Slideshow - The Best Unknown Place to Backpack in the World

Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

IMPORTANT: You *MUST* register for the show using the button above. A keycode will be emailed to all registrants the day before the show in order to access the building.

Nasja Mesa...the best unknown place to backpack in the world. Join Cambridge, MA photographer Harvey Halpern as he shows photos from his two latest long backpacks (33 and 24 days in length) on Nasja Mesa in Southern Utah. Harvey will also update you on the legal and political battle to reverse President Trump's illegal evisceration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, both in Utah.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Camping
Conservation
Critical Treasure
Hiking
Photography
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Julie LePage

Julie most enjoys leading challenging backpacks as well as fast-paced, full-day ridge traverses into the lesser-traveled corners of NH & ME. She also hosts the AMC Boston Slideshow Series and can be found helping out at the Boston Winter Hiking Program or leading winter hiking trips.

Family President's Day Weekend at AMC Noble View Outdoor Center, Russell, MA

Friday, February 15, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 17, 2019 12:00 AM

Family President's Day Weekend at AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center in the Pioneer Valley, about 1-1/2 hours west of Boston. Activities include hiking, snow shoeing, x-c skiing, and family 'snow fun' like sledding or making snow people! The accommodations are rustic, but comfortable and cozy, heated by wood stoves. The twin beds have mattresses, but we bring pillows, sheets, and blankets or sleeping bags. We need to be flexible regarding sleeping arrangements which may be co-ed to keep families together and some kids will be in sleeping bags on the floor.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Hiking
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Doris Tennant dtennant@tllawgroup.com (617-306-0084)
Joanna Jung jjinbox@verizon.net (617-549-2812)

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

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