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Restoration Hikes

The Friends offers seasonal opportunities for restoring healthy habitats to sections of the Fells which have been inundated with invasive species that crowd out native plants.

These hikes, led by Walter Kittredge, introduce participants to native plant habitats, and provide training in how to identify invasive woody shrubs and vines, which are removed by digging them out. Volunteers also help with the lighter work of carrying and stacking brush.

Gloves, tools, and verification of two community service hours will be provided.

Hike ‘n’ Carry

The Friends offers all-ages cleanup hikes as great ways for individuals and families to meet up and both enjoy and improve the Fells in a single afternoon.

A typical Hike ‘n’ Carry afternoon involves an hour or so of hiking along one or more trails (picking up rubbish along the way) and an hour or so of cleanup work at a specific site.

​Gloves, trash bags, and verification of two community service hours will be provided. Volunteers should dress comfortably and bring their own water.

Hike ‘n’ Carry events are scheduled approximately once per month in the spring, summer and fall. Check the Fells Events Calendar for upcoming dates.