As we greet the coming of spring we also welcome many feathered friends back to Appleton Farms! Some of our common bird friends will make their way back from the long winter away but also rare birds will make a stop on their journey up north. To get a sense of the environmental health of Appleton Farms (and Massachusetts) we want to keep track of which birds are stopping by the property. So if you have the skills to identify birds and want to play a huge role in monitoring our bird population, join us for a morning of searching for our feathered friends.
TOHP Burnham Public Library invites tweens and teens in grades 6-12 to the Teen Advisory Board Dinner! Register to join us for a home cooked meal and to help decide what events to hold for Tweens and Teens over the coming months! Community Service will be awarded for this event upon request. Please register by email.
Join the Cape Ann Maritime Partnership for a fall clean up of Good Harbor Beach from 9-11am on Saturday, October 14th! Bags will be provided, please bring work gloves. Afterwards, swing by Pier 23 Kitchen for generous lunch deals for all volunteers.
As part of COASTSWEEP 2017, Joppa Flats Education Center and Parker River National Wildlife Refuge encourage volunteers to come to Plum Island and help in the statewide effort to keep our coastline clean. COASTSWEEP is the annual statewide cleanup of Massachusetts coastal and riverine environments. Over more than 20 years, COASTSWEEP has engaged thousands of volunteers in cleaning hundreds of miles of shoreline and riverbanks.
Seaside Sustainability is looking for part-time interns in high school and college to work on a diverse and challenging array of projects and initiatives. Our interns engage in focused learning experiences where they receive guidance and resources to apply newfound knowledge and skills to their emerging professional lives. Seaside Sustainability programs and initiatives encourage members of the community young and old to build and nurture a relationship with local land and seascapes. We believe that environmental challenges are rooted in a societal neglect to instill ethical and social responsibility into our existence. We address these issues by illuminating the heavy costs of environmental degradation, and providing resources to develop skills, solutions, and community involvement to counterbalance that impact.
Maritime Gloucester offers unpaid summer internships for high school students who have completed their freshman year. Maritime Gloucester is a non-profit organization dedicated to marine science education, maritime heritage, and environmental stewardship. The one acre site includes the oldest continuously operated marine railway in the country, seasonal aquarium, boat shop, working waterfront museum, multi-use wood shop, dory shop, multi-purpose classroom, digital microscope lab, and marine wet lab.
Come help clean the beach at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and Plum Island! This is a community effort to help clean up the Refuge beach and raise awareness about beach litter. Anyone wanting to participate should show up at Lot 1 between 9 am and 3 pm. The event will be held rain or shine. Participants should wear warm clothes, sturdy shoes, and bring work or rubber gloves. Trash bags are provided. Litter grabbers are available in limited quantities.
The Trustees seek volunteers to help collect and remove marine debris and litter from the beachfront. Coffee, trash bags, gloves, instructions, and beautiful scenery will be provided. Friends and families are welcome, but please no dogs. Participants will meet in the main parking lot at the middle board walk.
The Trustees of Reservations invites you and your kids to come out to one of their most spectacular coastal reservations to celebrate Earth Day 2014. Take this opportunity to teach your children the benefits of stewardship and to have a great time as a family. At Halibut Point State Park and/or the Coolidge Point Reservation, your help is needed cleaning up the shoreline, building a bird box or a boardwalk, or simply drinking in the beauty of our special places. Call for details. Please register in advance!
Tuesday, August 21
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