Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region

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Volunteer Opportunities

Join A Community Work Party

Join us for a volunteer workday. We will have volunteer work days this summer to repair and maintain trails and build bog bridges. Contact the Conservation Coordinator, check out our 2017 Scheduled Workdays, or look for announcements at trailheads.  

 

Apply for an Outreach Internship

This refuge within heavily developed Southern Maine provides our interns with exceptional outreach and educational opportunities focusing on conservation issues and needs, ecology, history, geology, low-impact recreation, water quality and wildlife.  Click to LEARN MORE!

 

Become a Learning Lodge Docent

The Mount Agamenticus Conservation Program is seeking individuals to help staff the new environmental education facility located inside the old summit ski lodge.

Volunteers are needed to greet summer weekend visitors as they explore the Learning Lodge, answer questions, recommend trail routes, and help to explain our current work and conservation goals.  Please contact us for more information and apply today!

 

Adopt-A-Trail

Adopt a TrailTrails near the summit are available for adoption by anyone who can commit to a day of trail work twice a year. Trail-keepers will clean water bars and drainage dips in the spring and fall to protect trails from erosion. Branches and fallen trees need to be cleared from the trail, too. There will be an orientation and instruction session and then you can do the work when it fits into your schedule. For more information about the Adopt-A-Trail program please click on the following links: Introduction to Adopt-A-Trail Program and Basic Guidelines for Adopters.

 

Maintain and Repair Trails

Help maintain trails.The trail crew works full time to improve the trails. We welcome volunteers to join us! Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . to schedule a time to work with us. Our schedule varies from week to week and we often work weekends.

 
 Clean Up Trash and Litter

Help clean trash.With the help of many volunteers, we have made great strides to clean up Mount A and to promote Leave No Trace principles. However, periodically, we need help to keep the area trash and litter free. This could make a great Earth Day or Scout event.

 
 Build Bog BridgesOver Streams and Wet Areas

There are lots of wetlands and ephemeral streams at Mount A. We need to build bridges to get people over these wet areas without damaging habitat and water quality.

 

 Replant Vegetation and Plant Seeds

Many slopes on the mountain have been severely eroded. With persistence and good weather, we can re-establish soil and vegetation to these bare spots. We will replant hardy, native shrub and perennial species and spread grass seeds in damaged areas.

 
 Remove Invasive Non-Native Plants

Don’t let the aliens invade! We need to maintain constant vigilance to keep invasive plants out of areas we previously removed them from and eradicate new populations as they are discovered. This important work will help protect our rare plant and animal communities, keep our wetlands healthy, and maintain the area’s biodiversity.

 

Help Develop/Join The Friends of Mount A Group

Help the Friends to "Inspire Stewardship of our Surroundings"!  Assist with planning, volunteer coordination, special events, fundraising, and the quarterly newsletter, the Summit View!  See sidebar link for more information.

 

Share your Talents

Share your talents!Mount Agamenticus is a special place to many people. If you have a unique contribution to make, please get in touch with us. These are some of the special projects that we’d love to tackle:
~ creating a bird list
~ gathering historical photographs
~ identifying the peaks and shores seen from the summit
~ creating posters that describe the natural features
~ landscaping with native plants by the lodge

Many hands make light work!
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Last Updated on Sunday, 14 May 2017 14:38