Adopt a Stone Wall - Weir River Farm

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The Trustees of Reservations, Southeast Region

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Opportunity Overview
Weir River Farm and World’s End, both in Hingham, are crisscrossed with historic stone walls. During the year, our stone walls require additional attention to maintain their integrity as they become overgrown with weeds, trees, vines, and other invasive plants that interfere with their solidarity. We are currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers who share our love of the outdoors and wish to "adopt" a section of stone wall to maintain. This volunteer opportunity is perfect for someone looking for a way to get involved on a very flexible schedule.

Responsibilities

  • Removal of invasive species along stone walls at either Weir River Farm or World’s End
  • Maintain communication with stewardship crew
  • Log volunteer hours weekly


Qualifications

  • An eagerness to participate in maintaining the beauty of our properties
  • Able to use hand tools safely and effectively
  • Able to follow instructions and work independently
  • Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces including grass, snow, ice or uneven surfaces


Time Commitment Needed
Flexible schedule, preferred 2-4 hours per month; 3-month commitment preferred.

Location
Weir River Farm, 140 Turkey Hill Lane, Hingham, MA and World's End, Martin Lane, Hingham, MA

For more information
Contact Eileen Small, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, 781-784-0567 x5501, esmall@thetrustees.org

To explore other volunteer opportunities or sign up as a team, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/

The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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About The Trustees of Reservations, Southeast Region

Location:

396 Moose Hill Street, Sharon, MA 02067, US

Mission Statement

The Trustees of Reservations preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts.

Description

Who We Are

We are more than 100,000 people like you who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting them, for everyone, forever.

Together with our neighbors, we protect the distinct character of our communities and inspire a commitment to our special places. Our passion is to share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures we care for.

What We Do

We enjoy and care for more than 100 special places - nearly 25,000 acres - all around Massachusetts. And we are actively building an extended family of friends and neighbors across the state that can help in their different ways.

What We Are Up Against

Through more than 100 years of hard work and high standards, The Trustees have built a sterling reputation and a stunning physical legacy.

Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster. We need to tap the wellspring of people’s joy - in their communities, their heritage, and the natural world - and mobilize a whole new generation to care.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Weir River Farm140 Turkey Hill LaneHingham, MA 02043

(42.23661,-70.86027)
 

SKILLS

  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Botany
  • Environmental Education

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Flexible schedule, 2-4 hours per month
  • 3 month commitment preferred

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