Stewardship Saturday at Grape Island
Join other park stewards to help us control non-native invasive plants and enhance native ecosystems and natural processes in the park.
Come join park biologists and volunteer stewards for Stewardship Saturday. 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.
Directions: Please meet the NPS Staff at the the Courthouse Dock (2 Northern Ave, Boston, MA). Parking is limited downtown and is often expensive. We recommend taking public transit when/if practical. The nearest stops are the Courthouse (Silver Line), South Station (Red Line), and Aquarium (Blue Line).
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 Andre Petit de Mange, 617-283-3111 or [email protected]