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Ferry service to Georges Island will be cancelled Friday, July 12 returning on Saturday, July 13. Service to Spectacle and Peddocks islands continues to 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 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: Departure will be 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.

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

What to wear:  Long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks, closed-toe shoes, and layers for the weather. 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 plenty of water in a 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.

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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