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Ferries to Georges Island are suspended through Tuesday, June 25, due to waterline repairs. Ferries to Spectacle Island and Peddocks Island will operate on the regular summer season schedule.

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Activities, ranger tours, and most programs are included with your ferry ticket.

Stewardship Saturday at Grape Island

Come join park biologists and volunteer stewards for a Stewardship Saturday at Grape Island! 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.

Registration is required for these events

See a Day as a Park Steward for what it’s like to join us!

Directions: Departure will be from Fox Point Pavilion at UMass Boston. Parking is available on campus, and the JFK/UMass stop on the Red Line is approximately a one mile walk away.

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 bottle. Sunscreen and a hat are always recommended. Tools, gloves, and PPE will be provided.

Event will run rain or shine, however, may be cancelled due to severe weather.

Location is subject to change. Information will be shared immediately about any changes.

If you are under 18 and interested in volunteering, please contact us directly (rachel_vincent@nps.gov) as we have special guidance and volunteer.gov does not allow minor applications.

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