Getting involved in community programs gets you in touch with yourself and others.
There are a variety of ways you can share your skills, experience and passion at Mahoosuc Land Trust. Interested in learning more or signing up? Please fill out the email form below or call the office: 207-824-3806
When MLT accepts a new property, we agree to steward the property for perpetuity. There are many facets to stewardship and lots of places where volunteers can jump in and make a difference!
Trail Maintenance - Trails always need "sprucing up". Whether it is raking a path, clearing brush or painting trail blazes, there is always work to do. Tool ownership or experience is not required. This is a perfect opportunity to experience our trails!
Property Monitor - To maintain our accreditation, all of our properties must undergo some level of monitoring every year. We walk the properties, confirm boundaries, take pictures and write the reports. Drone pilots are needed to fly over the 4,000 acre Concord River property.
General Maintenance - Many of our properties have grass areas that need to be mowed regularly. Your own rugged mower required. We also have periodic painting and building needs (signs, kiosks, etc) which are perfect for people looking to help out for a specific time and project.
Step Falls Volunteer
Be an ambassador at our most popular preserve. Answer visitor questions, help direct parking and monitor the trails all while wearing a very cool t-shirt. We need 2-3 volunteers every weekend Memorial Day through Labor Day. Time commitment: 3-hour shifts.
Computer help - With a paid staff of two, we are always on the lookout for people to help us stay up to date. Interest and expertise in social media and updating our computer files are especially needed.
Photographer - Everything is better with a picture! We are always in need of photos of our events and properties to use on the website and Facebook page. Photo credit can be given.
The Pollinator Garden
Valentine Farm pollinator garden
The beginnings of a pollinator garden have been planted at Valentine Farm. Over 1200 perennials are in nursery beds waiting for spring to be replanted into the larger garden! In addition to increasing the biodiversity of the Farm, the garden will provide a colorful, alive space for bird watching, nature study, photography, painting and much more. We are always in need of:
Gardeners - Planting will take place in late spring and early summer. For the first couple of years, weeding and watering will also need to happen on a regular basis.
Educators/Workshop Leaders - Do you have a talent or expertise that you are willing to share?
Citizen Scientists - One role of the garden is to collect data to contribute to global monitoring and understanding of insects and birds. If you have 10-15 minutes of time available weekly and enjoy contributing to a better understanding of the natural world, this project may be for you.
bird watching/monitoring program
The popularity of bird watching is soaring with about 50 million Americans attending a bird watching event each year. In addition to being an interesting hobby, bird watching is an easily accessible way to explore the natural world.
Join a growing group of enthusiastic birders (from beginner to expert) as we develop Valentine Farm as a “birding hotspot”. Join or lead walks, help develop a youth birding program, organize field trips or enter data into a global system that helps scientists track populations of birds from around the world.
Share Your Passion
We are always looking for people to expand the reach of Mahoosuc Land Trust. Call the office at 207-824-3806 if you want to talk about possibilities or fill out the form below.