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Fall Volunteer Appreciation Night

Kestrel Land Trust House 37 Bay Road, Amherst, MA, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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…

Volunteer Property Monitoring Training

Virtual

Kestrel's Stewardship team invites new and returning property monitors to learn or refresh your monitoring skills! On March 9, join us for an online training session hosted on Zoom to review monitoring basics and introduce attendees to using Landscape Conservation Software on their cell phone or tablet. This cool app lets you navigate and collect…

Robert Frost Trail Adopter Interest Meeting

Virtual

Do you love to hike or trail run? This might be the opportunity for you! Kestrel Land Trust is developing a Trail Adopter Program for the Robert Frost Trail (RFT), a decades-old, 42-mile trail that winds through nearly a dozen towns in the Valley east of the Connecticut River. Learn more about the trail's location…

Volunteer Project: Learn to Build a Kestrel Nest Box

Kestrel Land Trust House 37 Bay Road, Amherst, MA, United States

The American kestrel is the smallest falcon in North America, and their populations are in decline here in Massachusetts. For more than 12 years, our stewardship team and volunteers have…

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