Volunteer Spotlight: September 2020

September 10, 2020

Volunteer Spotlight: September 2020 Maryellen Mara-Christian & Mark Christian  – Trail Monitors, Kirby Conservation Area Often those who love the land want others to love it as much as they do.

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Op-Ed: Tell Nature-Deficit Disorder to Take a Hike

September 9, 2020

Tell Nature-Deficit Disorder to Take a Hike with These Kid-Friendly Outdoor Adventures Most parents today have heard the warnings about why it’s best to limit screen time for kids. Unlimited

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Volunteer Spotlight: August 2020

August 17, 2020

Volunteer Spotlight: August 2020 Desiree Demski-Hamelin  – Board Member “When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”

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Recreational Use Guidelines

During the time COVID-19, we encourage you to safely get outdoors for your mental and physical well-being. All of our conservation area public trails remain open but are subject to the following recreational use guidelines that are in line with the mandates of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts dated June 9, 2020. These are subject to change, but include:

  • Physical distancing of 6 feet between visitors. On trails, walkers and hikers should move aside and leave room for others to pass, and cyclists and runners should alert other users when approaching and wait for others to step aside before passing.
  • Wearing a face mask if social distancing is not possible.
  • Keeping dogs on a leash.
  • For all NCLT organized group hikes, nature walk programs, and land stewardship activities, prior registration is required. All groups will be limited to 10.
  • Participants of group hikes, nature walks, and land stewardship activities must not share equipment

Upcoming Events

Weekly Wednesday Walk at Crocker

Crocker Conservation Area, Fitchburg MA 09/30/2020
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

2020 Annual Gathering

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

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