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Mount Holyoke Range Volunteers Needed

Mount Holyoke Range at the Notch 1500 West St., Amherst, MA

Are you a hiker, biker, or trail runner? Do you spend a lot of time on the Mount Holyoke Range? Kestrel Land Trust, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation, and Appalachian Mountain Club are partnering to update the trail signs in the Mount Holyoke Range State Park. We are looking for volunteers who are…

Puffer’s Pond & Mill River Walk & Trail Cleanup

Mill River Recreation Area 95 Montague Road, Amherst, MA

Help keep Puffer’s Pond a safe, clean, and beautiful conservation area for the Amherst Community. The Friends of Puffer’s Pond invite you to the 27th Annual Breakfast for Puffer’s Pond on Saturday, June 2 from 8:30 am - 11 am! All proceeds go directly to these efforts. June 2 is also National Trails Day. At…

Greenberg Family Conservation Area: Land and Trail Volunteer Day

Westhampton, MA Westhampton, MA

Kestrel's neighborhood nature retreat in Westhampton has some exciting growing to do, and you can help. Join us on Saturday, August 25 from 9 am - 12 pm at our Greenberg Family Conservation Area to connect the newly constructed parking lot to the rest of the trail system. Come on out to help rake, chop,…

Fall Volunteer Appreciation Night

Kestrel Land Trust House 37 Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Dedicated volunteers are critical to helping Kestrel Land Trust achieve our mission. In appreciation of your volunteer time and effort this year, please join us on Wednesday, November 14, 5:30-7:30 PM for our Fall Volunteer Appreciation Night. We're celebrating your service to Kestrel in monitoring properties, supporting American kestrels, caring for land and trails, and making the…

Volunteer Workshop: Constructing the “Kestrel Kiosk”

Pelham Pelham, MA

Do you like working with wood? Do you enjoy small-scale construction projects? Please attend this inaugural workshop for Kestrel volunteers interested in using their construction skills to build trail-related structures to welcome visitors to conserved lands! This introductory workshop will focus on the steps of constructing Kestrel’s custom-designed kiosk. Guided by retired builder John Hondrogen,…

Community Crew Volunteer Workshop

Kestrel Land Trust House 37 Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Is one of your New Year's resolutions to make a difference in your community? Or to do more to protect our planet? As one of Kestrel's Community Crew volunteers, you can do both! Community Crew members help connect people to the land through outings and events, and spread the word about the benefits of land…

Trails for Everyone Hike Guide Volunteer Training

This training has been postponed due to public health circumstances. We hope reschedule later this spring. Do you love people and getting outdoors? Consider being a Kestrel Hike Guide in 2020! Kestrel Land Trust wants to get more people outdoors with beginner-friendly hikes using Kestrel's Trails for Everyone trail maps. These casual, volunteer-led walks aim…

Youth Education Instructor Info Session

Do you have a passion for nature and enjoy working with young people? Consider becoming an Eagle Eye Instructor! For the past four years, Kestrel has partnered with Eagle Eye Institute, a nonprofit based in Peru, MA, whose mission is to empower urban youth and people of color to care for the environment. Together, our…

Call for Volunteers: Mitch’s Island Cleanup

Hadley

Mitch’s Island is a beloved area for day users and campers on the Connecticut River, but river users have recently expressed concern about intensive use and unsafe activities taking place there. On Monday August 24, at 9 am, we need volunteer boaters to help clean up the island. Registration is required to participate. We are…

Volunteer Property Monitoring Training

Kestrel's volunteer Stew Crew invites new and returning property monitors to learn a new, easy, and COVID-compatible way to monitor our conserved lands! Join us for a two-part training comprised of a virtual session hosted on Zoom and an optional outdoor practice session at Kestrel’s new home in South Amherst. On Wednesday, April 28 from…

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