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Conservation CommitteeThe Conservation Committee hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including invasive plant removals, nature hikes, and trash cleanups. Monthly webinar topics have addressed wildlife conservation on Mt. Tom, forest health and carbon sequestration, invasive species, reptiles in Western Massachusetts, and the AMC's policy on solar siting. Recent legislative work has consisted of developing material regarding solar power developments in forests, contacting legislators about forest protection and an increased funding for DCR, and attending webinars on locating solar power off forests and farms. Let your voice be heard » We look forward to increasing the number of committee members, through webinars, meetings, and events, and are currently planning on holding more invasive plant removals, some family days with nature crafts, and trash cleanup events.
Click or tap on the Register links to learn more and/or register for activities.
Forest Guided Resiliency Walk
Date: 30‑Sep‑2023Join us at #FallFest from 10:30 - 11:15 for a walk in the woods to learn about forest resiliency in the context of climate change, with Massachusetts DCR Climate Forester, Christina McKeown. We will meet near the registration/information table. This walk is intended for adults and older children and will be on primarily flat or easy terrain.
Family Forest Scavenger Hunt
Date: 30‑Sep‑2023Join us at #FallFest from 11:30 - 12:00 for a family-fun session of nature bingo, where everyone of all ages is welcome to join for an easy walk in the woods. Let's go exploring! Led by Massachusetts DCR Climate Forester, Christina McKeown. We will meet at the info/registration table.
Activity ScheduleAll activities are subject to cancellation due to poor weather conditions. Check volunteer opportunities on outdoors.org for up-to-the-minute additions not yet shown here. Not all activities may be posted yet.
Click or tap on the Volunteer links to learn more, check availability, and/or sign up for opportunities.
Conservation Committee Chair
Date: ongoingJoin us to collaborate with volunteers and staff to maintain a vibrant conservation presence in Western Massachusetts!