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101231

Invitation to Join Young Member's Google Group

Young Members Date: Sat September 15, 2018 - Mon October 22, 2018

Join the Young Members Google Group: Spontaneous Outings and Socials (SOS). SOS includes local hikes, walks, nature trips, socials, talks, workshops, etc., within the Boston area. The goal is to bring like-minded people together and encourage exploration, enjoyment, and appreciation of local open spaces and environmental issues. Trips and socials will be emailed 3-5 days in advance and will include meeting location, required equipment, skill level, and duration. See To join this Google Group: https://groups.google.com/group/amc-sos or click on the 'register here' button.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Michele Grzenda mgrzenda@aol.com
101230

AMC Boston Young Members Steering Committee Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity

Young Members Date: Wed October 10, 2018 - Fri November 16, 2018

The AMC Boston Young Members (YM) Committee is dedicated to encouraging people in their 20s and 30s to get involved in the AMC and enjoy the outdoors. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in becoming involved with the Committee. If you have attended a few YM events and are interested in exploring opportunities to contribute to the steering committee, please contact us at amcbostonym@gmail.com.

Descriptions of typical YM Steering Committee and Volunteer positions can be found at this link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C5xOPOgqNHso3FKksWv9SbfA5SPa5FVN7HYO...

Activity Category: Conservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: YM Volunteer Position Descriptions
Leader: Sean Deshaies amcbostonym@gmail.com
108989

Evening Cemetery and Trail Walk in Newton

Young Members Date: Fri October 19, 2018

It's time for our annual evening cemetery walk in honor of Halloween! A memorable adventure is guaranteed!

The evening walk begins at the Newton Centre MBTA Station on the Green/D Line. We will do a 2+ hour loop walk on trails and streets visiting a cemetery, park trails and a portion of the aqueduct trail.

Assuming you all survive the walk through the cemetery, we will convene at a restaurant afterwards in Newton Centre to tell more stories of our adventure through the night.

Hike meets at the T station at 6:15pm. More details including exact location to be sent to registrants the day prior to the walk. There is parking in the area as well.

Registration is required through the link.

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: David Loutzenheiser dloutzen@gmail.com
108771

Flume and Liberty Foliage Hike.

Young Members Date: Sat October 20, 2018

Join AMC Young Members for a fall foliage hike over some of the most scenic mountains in the Whites: Mt Flume and Mt Liberty! This 9.8 mile hike ascends the scrambly Flume slide trail and descends the gentle Liberty Springs trail, for a total elevation gain of 3,677 feet. For those of you who are peak-bagging, the summits of Mt. Flume & Mt. Liberty are both over 4,000 ft. The trail features multiple water crossings and some advanced scrambling. The Flume Slide trail is on the Terrifying 25 list and is not for those with a fear of heights or exposure, so we are requiring some scrambling experience for this hike. We will be hiking at a moderate to fast pace. Highlights of the hike include sweeping open views from the Flume Slide, and incredible panoramic views of the Whites from the summits of both mountains. You won't regret it!

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Samantha Mandel (E-mail Samantha Mandel)
Co-Leader: Julia Doucett (E-mail Julia Doucett)
108916

AMC YM: Volunteer with harvest at Drumlin Farm

Young Members Date: Sat October 20, 2018

Join Boston's AMC young members to volunteer at a Mass Audubon site and organic farm in Lincoln! We will help with chores from 1:30 to 4:00 and can also explore their wildlife sanctuary afterwards. During our trips last year we weeded the carrot patch, planted broccoli, and picked potatoes and green beans. We accomplished a lot and had a great time!

Gear: Wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. Bring garden gloves if you have them. We will supply loaner gloves. Leave your purse locked in your car trunk. It will only get dirty in the fields. Bring a water bottle - a must have! When you arrive, check-in at the admissions window.

Transportation: Public transportation is limited to the commuter rail (Lincoln station) so please get in touch with each other for carpooling using the sign-up list in the link.

Description from Drumlin Farm volunteer manager:
Our farmers grow fifty different types of fruits and vegetables on 17 beautiful acres of Boyce Field - everything from kohlrabi to bok choy. This is local agriculture at its best. Our farmers employ sustainable farming techniques including crop rotation, winter cover crops, and creative pest control, along with a major focus on soil amendments. No chemical fertilizers, pesticides or insecticides are used. Our produce is sold through our CSA, to downtown restaurants, at the Union Square farmers' market, and at our own farm stand.

Volunteers will learn about our growing techniques as they help our farmers with classic field chores such as thinning, weeding, and harvesting. When chores are done you are welcome to visit the farmyard with the livestock animals or to walk our trails. You can see the same wonderful view from the top of our drumlin that Henry David Thoreau once wrote about in his journal. At 285 feet it is the highest point around.

Activity Category: Conservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Google Doc sign-up
Leader: Kate Bentsen (E-mail Kate Bentsen), Katherine Blair (E-mail Katherine Blair)
109018

Monthly bar social - Waltham

Young Members Date: Wed October 24, 2018

Please join us for our AMC Young Members (YM) monthly social in Waltham. Come sit indoors and warm up with a drink and food. Get more information on weekend outings, volunteer opportunities, and meet people with the same passion for the outdoors. Some appetizers will be provided; Drinks and meals on your own. We look forward to seeing you there!

Space is limited! For more information and to RSVP:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xLu21vYZgonbp-TPwOKhinLictArlSwRhDVf...

Activity Category: Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Michele Grzenda michelehikes@gmail.com 781-697-1410
108870

Bay Circuit Trail Hike - Weston and Wayland

Young Members Date: Sat October 27, 2018

Join AMC hike leader Michele Grzenda and Bay Circuit Trail Volunteer, Kristin Barbieri for a 2 hour hike (3 miles) along a portion of the new Bay Circuit Trail segment in Wayland and Weston. Diverse hiking trails abutting red maple swamps and upland forests provide countless opportunities for exploration. We will also be highlighting the newest section of the Mass Central Rail Trail along the Weston/Wayland line. (this is cross-posted with that Bay Circuit Alliance Annual Membership Meeting)

For more info and to register, see: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1930le96e5h0j4Gvzxs6M-WXLiHSGAf3v0N6O...

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Michele Grzenda michelehikes@gmail.com
109013

Mt. Lafayette

Young Members Date: Sat October 27, 2018

Hike up Mt. Lafayette in late fall after the crowds have gone. Rdtrp. dist. 8.5 mi with elev. gain of approx. 3200 ft. This will be an out-and-back hike along Old Bridle Path. Ltd. to 8 experienced hikers.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Jennifer E Newland je_newland@yahoo.com
Co-Leader: Jennifer Newland
108918

AMC YM: Volunteer with Coastsweep cleanup

Young Members Date: Sat October 27, 2018

Join AMC Young Members, along with the Somerville Conservation Commission and the Mystic River Watershed Association to pick up trash at Draw Seven Park as part of the annual statewide COASTSWEEP cleanup. Draw Seven State Park, along the Mystic River next to Assembly Square, is Somerville's only coastal property!

This event will take place on Saturday, October 27 from 10am-12pm (rain date October 28). We will be meeting near the picnic area at the end of the parking lot. Draw Seven State Park is accessible by public transportation via the Assembly T station (orange line); there are several MBTA bus stops also nearby.

We will be outside for two hours picking up litter, so please dress for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes. Gloves and trash bags will be provided, as well as post-cleanup refreshments! Please contact Kate Bentsen (katebentsen@gmail.com) or Cristina Kennedy at cnc.somerville@gmail.com for more information.

Activity Category: Conservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Google Doc sign-up
Leader: Kate Bentsen (E-mail Kate Bentsen)
108917

AMC YM: Volunteer for garden chores at Drumlin Farm

Young Members Date: Sun October 28, 2018

Join Boston's AMC young members to volunteer at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm and Wildlife Sanctuary! We will help work on the gardens around the Nature Center and gift shop. We will cut down the gardens for winter maintenance and remove some invasive plants that self-sowed there. Afterwards, we can also explore the farm and wildlife sanctuary.

Gear: Wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. Bring garden gloves if you have them. We will supply loaner gloves. Leave your purse locked in your car trunk. It will only get dirty in the fields. Bring a water bottle - a must have! When you arrive, check-in at the admissions window.

Transportation: Public transportation is limited to the commuter rail (Lincoln station) so please get in touch with each other for carpooling using the sign-up list below.

Activity Category: Conservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Google Doc sign-up
Leader: Kate Bentsen (E-mail Kate Bentsen), Katherine Blair (E-mail Katherine Blair)
109019

Slideshow - Exploring Southeast Utah

Young Members Date: Mon October 29, 2018

Michele Grzenda will share highlights from two trips made to Bears Ears & Natural Bridges National Monument, Dark Canyon, and Grand Gulch. Learn about this unique area of Utah where the Anasazi Native Americans called home until 1,250 a.d. Discover the beauty and mystery this special place.

For more information and to register, click here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cKU2EKgmHVdAWIWhli04nhqZFm-aUC7a4b0g...

Activity Category: Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Michele Grzenda michelehikes@gmail.com 781-697-1410
108830

Boston YM Steering Committee Meeting

Young Members Date: Mon November 12, 2018

Interested in learning about the inner workings of the AMC Boston Young Members (YM) Committee? The YM Steering Committee is generally scheduled to meet on the second Monday of every month from 7-9 pm - dinner is provided! Our meetings are open to all in AMC YM. If interested, contact Zoe K (zoe.karp@gmail.com) for information on location and other details. Note: This meeting, we are planning on voting on applications for committee positions. Any active YM leader attending the meeting is eligible to vote.

Activity Category: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Zoe Karp zoe.karp@gmail.com