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Opportunity Details

National Trails Day - Rocky Woods

Opportunity Overview:
Join The Trustees for a day of trail work.  National Trails Day inspires everyone nationwide to get outside with friends and family and participate in trail-work projects. Roll up your sleeves and pitch in to give the trails some TLC. You’ll help with erosion control efforts and also clear vegetation to keep the trails open and in good shape. Have fun in the outdoors while working alongside other outdoor enthusiasts. No experience necessary. Please wear boots and appropriate clothing; bring work gloves if you have them.  Registration required. Rain or shine (cancellation in event of severe weather).

Reports to: Property Staff

Covid-19 Volunteer Safety:
The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority.
  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home
  • If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home
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Requirements (may include be are not limited to the following):
  • Participate in trail maintenance tasks such as drainage structure cleaning and reinforcement, removing debris from trail surfaces
  • Participate in clearing of vegetation in and near the trails and parking areas
  • Participate in invasive plant removal
  • Please remember to wear long sleeves and pants, bring water, snacks, lunch, work gloves, shovels, loppers, handsaws and dress in layers
  • Registration is required
  • Must be able to perform vigorous work outside, using hand tools
  • Must be able to enjoy walking on the property
  • Must be able to walk over rough terrain and lift/carry up to 15 lbs
  • Basic knowledge of trail design principals, desired but not required
Time Commitment: Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Early departure okay when we break for lunch.

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More about The Trustees
Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually.  

Inclusive Spaces for All
We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience.  

The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
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Age Minimum (with Adult): 10+, Minimum Age:16+

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