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Native Plant Landscaping Tour

Diverse plantings of native shrubs, trees, wildflowers, and grasses can boost your enjoyment of nature at home, while supporting wildlife and connecting conservation lands. NCF Plant Research Ecologist/Botanist Kelly Omand gives a tour of our office at 118 Cliff Rd to explore the changes to our office gardens from removal of invasive species to a…

Climate Change Awareness Walk

During September’s Climate Change Awareness Month, join Dr. Jen Karberg at Folger’s Marsh and journey on a walk through Nantucket’s current climate change impacts and explore the importance of existing natural landscapes and the potential for nature-based adaptation for now and in the future.

Free

All Levels Yoga Flow

A 60-minute class moderately paced with mindful, controlled movement and breath. Emphasis is on lengthening postures, fluid breathing, smooth transitions, and cultivating focus. Includes a gentle warm-up, a brief flow to warm the body, a short series of longer holds, and a relaxing cool-down. Class is aimed to lengthen and preserve more than strengthen and…

Free

Polpis Harbor Kayak Paddle

Join Dr. Jen Karberg and staff from the Town of Nantucket’s Natural Resources Department to paddle Polpis Harbor and learn about harbor health, saltmarsh ecology and nature-based resilience solutions using oyster reefs. See NCF’s saltmarsh restoration from the water and paddle past our inter-tidal oyster reef, the first of its kind in Massachusetts. Water, sun,…

$40

Plein Air Workshop with Illya Kagan

In partnership with the Artist Association of Nantucket, the first of our guided art offerings incorporating the beauty of vistas and landscapes on NCF property. With the practiced instruction of renowned Plein Air artist Illya Kagan, take in a beautiful scene and learn how best to translate it to canvas. Space is very limited, materials…

Mornings for Members- Tawpawshaw Bog & Shawkemo Highlands

June 26 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Free

(2.4 mi) This walk explores a scenic, hilly area in the Western section of Middle Moors. Highlights include freshwater ponds, interesting plant species, and stunning views of the Moors and Nantucket Harbor. http://support.nantucketconservation.org/site/Calendar?id=101707&view=Detail

Ecology Excursions – Native Plant Landscaping Tour

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Visit the NCF office at 118 Cliff Road to learn how native shrubs, trees, wildflowers can find a home in your own yard. Planting native supports fascinating insects and wildlife, and connects conservation lands. NCF Plant Research Ecologist/Botanist Kelly Omand gives a tour of our office grounds showcasing the makeover of our office landscape, from…

Ecology Excursions – Folger’s Marsh Restoration Walk

June 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

A new walk that explores climate change future adaptation while walking Folger’s Marsh. Dr. Jen Karberg will be joined by Leah Hill, Town of Nantucket’s Coastal Resilience Coordinator. Learn about current research and monitoring of this salt marsh and the Polpis Rd culvert which will help NCF and the Town of Nantucket plan restoration and…

23rd Annual Race for Open Space

June 29 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for the 23rd Annual Race for Open Space! This 10k, 5k, or 2-mile walk takes you through some of the most beautiful trails on the island, all while raising awareness and funds for the year-round trail maintenance accomplished by our Land Management team. You do not want to miss this event!

Morning for Members- Windswept Bog

July 6 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Free

(1.3 mi) Following the recent completion of Phase 1 of our watershed-level wetland restoration of this former cranberry farm, we will discuss the bog’s history, showcase the work that just took place in early 2024, explain what Phase 2 of the project will entail this coming winter, and look forward to what Windswept could look…

Guided Bike Tour- Ram Pasture

July 8 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

(9 mi) Join avid cyclist and NCF Trustee Jim Meehan to tour the trails and dirt roads of Ram Pasture. Space is limited. Helmet and a mountain bike suitable for rough roads is required.