Park Update:

Island concessions have ended for the season. Visitors are encouraged to pack a lunch when visiting the islands or purchase food aboard the island ferry.

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

Stewardship Saturday at Thompson Island

Come 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 a Stewardship Saturday at Thompson 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.

Directions: Departing from EDIC pier. The dock is a short walk from multiple public transit stops (namely the Silver line and the Red line, with bus routes nearby as well). There are also public paid parking garages nearby and people occasionally find free street parking down Summer Street across the bridge. We will send more information about transit as the event approaches. We will be going to Thompson Island.

Timing: The boat departs at 9 am. We will return by 3 pm.

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 to the event and dress appropriately.

What to bring: Please bring a lunch and reusable water bottles. Bring all your water for the day! Sunscreen and a hat are always recommended. Tools will be provided.

The event will run rain or shine, however, may be canceled due to severe weather.

Special consideration:

  • MASKS may be required to be worn on transportation to the island based on local COVID levels at the time of the event.
  • Do not attend if you have had recent exposure to a positive COVID case or if you are experiencing symptoms.

*NOTE: Work consists of natural or cultural resource field stewardship. 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 call 617-913-5349 or call/ text rachel_vincent@nps.gov

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