Friday, November 9, 2018 12:41 PM to Sunday, December 16, 2018 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 email@example.com.
Descriptions of typical YM Steering Committee and Volunteer positions can be found at this link:
Sean has been hiking with the AMC for four years now. He is currently working on his Northeast 111, which includes all 48 4000'ers in New Hampshire and all 46 4000'ers in the Adirondacks. When he's not hiking, you'll see him running half-marathons, marathons, triathlons or working out with November Project.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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)