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National Public Lands Day: Stewardship in the Harbor Islands

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.

Come join park biologists and volunteer stewards for National Public Lands Day! Help us control non-native invasive plants and enhance native ecosystems and natural processes in the park. We will explore the local flora and fauna and discuss the ecology, natural history, and cultural significance of landscapes in the park as we work to understand and improve habitat for the native birds, bugs, trees, and flowers of the Boston Harbor Islands.

Directions: We will be departing from a dock at the Charlestown Navy Yard, the address is 21 2nd Ave, Boston MA. We are able to offer free parking at the park- individuals will need to share their vehicle information with park staff in advance for entrance. There are also a variety of public transit options nearby. We will send more information to registrants about parking prior to the event. We will be going to Grape Island.


Timing: The boat departs at 9am. We will return by 3pm.


What to wear: Long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks, and closed-toe shoes. Conditions can be unpredictable so please monitor the weather in the days leading up the event and dress appropriately.


What to bring: Please bring a lunch and reusable water bottles. Bring all your water for the day! Sunscreen and a hat are always recommended. Tools will be provided.

Event will run rain or shine, however, may be cancelled due to severe weather.

Special consideration:

  • MASKS may be required to be worn on transportation to the island based on local COVID levels at the time of the event.
  • Do not attend if you have had recent exposure to a positive COVID case or if you are experiencing symptoms.

*NOTE: Work consists of natural or cultural resource field stewardship. Tasks may include data collection, clearing vegetation, debris, and/or trash, consolidating cut material into bags or piles, carrying materials, planting, trail clearing and/or light maintenance. Work may be conducted in extreme heat or cold.

Start Date - 2022-09-24

End Date - 2022-09-24

Activities include: Botany;General Assistance;Natural Resources Planning;Science;Weed/Invasive Species Control

Difficulty_Level: Strenuous

Hosts Housing Amenities: N/A

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About National Park Service

Location:

1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240, US

Mission Statement

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

Description

The U.S. National Park Service, www.nps.gov, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Culture, Environment, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

Fri Sep 23, 2022 - Sat Sep 24, 2022
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM

WHERE

21 2nd AveCharlestown, MA 02129

(42.37492,-71.0564)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Saturday

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