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Volunteer & Community Events

Live Event

Plant a Pollinator Display Garden at Fowler Library

As part of Climate Preparedness Week, join us and the Fowler Library staff to help plant this new garden and decorate bricks to create a border around the new garden site.

Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Live Event

Propagating Local, Native Pollinator Plants across Concord

As part of Climate Preparedness Week, join us, the Town Natural resources Division, and the Concord Library to learn about native pollinators and what each organization is doing to support these pollination systems.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Volunteer Opportunity

Seeking Plant ID Volunteers

What is that plant? If you enjoy identifying trees, shrubs, forbs or graminoids, then please keep reading! The Land Trust would like to enlist your support to help with recording observations on designated Land Trust properties. Data will supplement the Beecology Citizen Science work and be used toward future initiatives.

Ongoing and flexible
Walk

Old Stone Walls and Other Discoveries with Richard T.T. Forman

Join Richard T.T. Forman for a walk at Chamberlin Woods and Newbury Field to search for old stone walls and foundations, erratic piles and a cattail-less marsh, big hickories and twisting pitch-pine, and much, much more.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 from 8:30 - 10:30am
Volunteer Opportunity

Bumblebee and Butterfly ID Workshop

Dr. Robert Gegear will teach participants how to identify our native bumblebees and butterflies, and record sightings using the Beecology Web App. Priority will be given to participants who sign up to become a Beecology Citizen Scientist Volunteer.  

Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Walk

"Wild and Noble Sites": A Walk to Egg Rock

As part of 2022 Riverfest, join Dr. Amity Wilczek, an evolutionary ecologist, and Richard Smith, an historian, for a guided exploration of the ecology and history of Simon Willard Woods and Egg Rock.

Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 1:00 - 3:00pm
Volunteer Opportunity

Trail Construction Workshop, Part II: Fieldwork Experience in Wright Woods

Volunteers will work side-by-side with a professional crew from AMC led by Matt Moore, the trail crew manager, and will help construct trails and mitigate erosion along the Red Trail and White Trail in Wright Woods. Participants should attend Part I the week before.

June 12, 2022; Morning and Afternoon Sessions
Video Recording

Trail Construction Fundamentals with Matt Moore of AMC

Learn about the tools and techniques for constructing sustainable trails with Matt Moore, manager for Professional AMC Crews and experienced trail builder for nearly twenty years. Matt also provides an overview of the project plans for bench cutting a new trail and brushing in an eroded legacy trail in Wright Woods.

Volunteer Opportunity

Trail Construction Workshop, Part I: Building and Maintenance Fundamentals with AMC

Learn about the tools and techniques for constructing sustainable trails with Matt Moore, manager for Professional AMC Crews. Matt will also provide an overview of the project plans in Wright Woods.

June 7, 2022 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Volunteer Opportunity

Become a Beecology Citizen Science Volunteer

Become a Beecology Citizen Scientist Volunteer and learn to use the Beecology Web App to record plant-pollinator interactions at designated properties. No experience necessary, but a desire to help at-risk species and contribute to a larger body of scientific understanding about pollination systems across the state and New England will be a plus!   

March/April through October/November
Volunteer Opportunity

River Stewardship Volunteer Pilot Program

Pull on your PFD, grab your paddles and boat, and volunteer with CLCT on the Sudbury River this summer! The Land Trust is launching a new initiative to assist with aquatic invasive species management, especially water chestnut (Trapa natans).

June through early August

Summer Stewardship Intern Position

The Land Trust seeks qualified candidates for a paid internship that will provide practical experience in land and river stewardship work. This is a full-time position commitment from June through August, although length and timing are flexible. The successful candidate will enjoy working independently and with others in the outdoors. For more information about the internship and how to apply, click on the position description button.

Now accepting applications through Monday, April 25, 2022

Walks at Assabet River Bluff

Join us for a guided walk at this beautiful property that we are working to preserve. Learn more about the campaign and experience the charm of the land for yourself and hopefully catch sight of some of the early signs of spring, including migrating Eastern Phoebes, flowering high-bush blueberries or mink signs – just a few indicators of the ecological value of this riparian landscape.

April 9, 22 or 24, 2022
Annual Winter Walk

“A Stepping Stone to Heaven”: A Celebration of the History and Biology of Fairhaven Bay

Bring your snowshoes, skis or boots and trek with us to the Fairhaven Overlook in the Wright Woods where biologist, Amity Wilczek, and local historian, Richard Smith, will meet us by a warm campfire for a conversation — and an additional guided loop for the truly adventurous! — about how the woods and Sudbury River have transformed over the past 150 years.

Sunday, February 13, 2022
1:00 PM
Live or Virtual Event:

Lawns Be Gone! Welcome Native Plantings into Your Landscape

As part of Climate Prep Week, learn how you can transform your lawn into useful habitat, implement conservation practices at home and become the best stewards of your landscape to support biodiversity and land resiliency.

Monday, September 27
4:00 - 5:30pm
Volunteer opportunity:

Wright Woods Work Party

We need 30 volunteers between two shifts to help us complete this important work. Please join us!

Saturday, September 18, 2021
9:00am – 10:30am (1 shift of 15 volunteers)
11:00am – 12:30pm (2nd shift of 15 volunteers)
Volunteer opportunity:

Miles of Trails Project

Calling all trail users: The Land Trust needs your help in measuring the lengths of our trails! This is especially great work for students seeking community service hours. We are seeking Trail Measuring Volunteers to help collect data for the Miles of Trails Project. Click the button to the right for more information on how to volunteer.

Ongoing
Volunteer opportunity:

Trail Work Days (Summer '21)

We need your help taking care of Land Trust properties this summer by joining fellow members and friends on our upcoming work days. We’ve added multiple dates and a flexible schedule to help accommodate members busy summer schedules. Whether you just have an hour or want to help multiple days, help us maintain the land we all love!

Multiple dates throughout the summer
Wild Art Walk:

Upper Spencer Brook Valley nature journaling

Gather your adventure boots, magnifying glasses, and sketchbooks, because we are off on wild walk through Upper Spencer Brook Valley! The Land Trust is partnering with The Umbrella Arts Center, Musketaquid Arts & Environment Program to provide this art and nature workshop. Sunday April 18, 2021 from 2pm-3:30pm. Details and registration via the button to the right.

Sunday April 18, 2021 from 2pm-3:30pm
Volunteer opportunity:

Town-wide garlic mustard pull

The Natural Resources Division and the Concord Land Conservation Trust will resume a garlic mustard pull from conservation lands, trails, and roads this year, from mid to late May. Contact the Division of Natural Resources at 978.318.3285 for more information on how to volunteer!

mid to late May
Nature walks:

Brewster and the Birds Walking Tour

The Land Trust is partnering with The Concord Museum for a tour of October Farm Riverfront on Saturday May 1 at 8:30 am. Barbara Forman will tell stories about Brewster’s childhood friendship with Daniel Chester French and his time on October Farm with his assistant Robert Gilbert. Registration required, please follow the link button to the right.

Saturday May 1 at 8:30 am
Virtual Event:

Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops

Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops, is a series of five short films featuring 12 world-renowned climate scientists. Narrated by Richard Gere, these films are freely available for viewing now and are subtitled in 20 languages at https://feedbackloopsclimate.com/

Saturday, January 9th at 10:30pm ET is a free livestream conversation about the climate crisis. Visit https://feedbackloopsclimate.com/events/ for additional information and to register. A local Conordian resident worked to produce this film, so let us support their work and better understand feedback loops in our changing climate.

Newsletters & Publications

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