Stewardship Saturday at Thompson Island
Come join other park stewards to enhance native ecosystems and natural processes by studying and influencing changes in park plant biodiversity.
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 side by side to improve habitat for the native birds, bugs, trees, and flowers of the Boston Harbor Islands.
*Please note this boat departure time is 9am, not 8am.
Directions: Please meet NPS Staff at the EDIC Ferry terminal. EDIC Pier is a short distance toward the water from the Dry Dock Cafe (a good landmark) at the West end of the Reserve Channel, close to Summer St. and a grassy patch known as Marine Industrial Park (another good landmark). This location is notoriously difficult to find your first time, so please plan ahead and then add 20 more minutes than you think you’ll need.
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 bottle. 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 Rachel Vincent at 617-913-5349 or [email protected]