https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stewardship-saturday-at-grape-island-tickets-381732822147?aff=ebdssbdestsearch Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston National Historical Park
Boston, MA 02109
Good for Groups, Meetup, Outside, Social Good
Join other park stewards to help us control non-native invasive plants and enhance native ecosystems and natural processes in the park
Come join park biologists and volunteer stewards for Stewardship Saturday. 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.
*NOTE: Work consists of natural or cultural resource field stewardship. Potential hazards include transit by boat, the use of hand tools, carrying moderate weight, working in varied terrain, dense brush, thorns, poison ivy, and/or ticks. 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.
Program destination is subject to change based on field conditions. For questions please contact Erin Drumm at 617-780-1057 or [email protected]