Conservation

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: 
Open
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.

AMC Boston Young Members Steering Committee Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 1:39 PM to Friday, February 8, 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.

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

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

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