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January 2020

Winter Walk – Squam Farm

January 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Squam Farm               1.6 miles Join us as we explore the open fields, hidden forests and sphagnum bogs of this spectacular property adjacent to Squam Swamp. Located off Quidnet Road, this former farmland was used by the Foundation for a ten-year study of the ecological effects of sheep grazing on the island’s landscape.

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Kettle Ponds of the Middle Moors

January 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

This walk explores the ponds, heathlands, and forested paths of the western Middle Moors. Learn about the glacial history, cultural importance, and current ecology of this expansive yet hidden trail system. A true adventure for those interested in exploring the largest contiguous swath of conservation land on Nantucket!

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February 2020

World Wetlands Day at Windswept Bog

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Windswept Bog, 301 Polpis Road
Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554 United States
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49 years ago today, representatives from countries around the world adopted the Convention on Wetlands to conserve, protect and promote the sustainable use of these important habitats on a global scale. Here on Nantucket, we are very proud of our wetlands and the important benefits they provide to our community. This Sunday, February 2, 2020, join us at Windswept Bog to celebrate this important day to our ecosystem. Our scientists will be on hand to talk about our wetlands and…

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Coastal Resilience – Priorities and Potential Next Steps

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Public forum hosted by the Nantucket Civic League.The first session will feature the recommendations of a student group from Worcester Polytechnic Institute which spent seven weeks on Nantucket studying the issue and interviewing stakeholders.  They also conducted a survey of Madaket homeowners, of whom 172 responded.   There will also be presentations from Dr. Jennifer Karberg, Nantucket Conservation Foundation; Dr. Sarah Boise, Linda Loring Nature Foundation, Vince Murphy, the Town's Coastal Resilience Coordinator and Jeff Carlson, Director, Nantucket Natural Resources. Finally,…

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Winter Walk- Windswept Bog

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Windswept Bog, 301 Polpis Road
Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554 United States
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Join us for a guided walk around the bogs and forests of Windswept, a recently decommissioned organic cranberry bog at the very start of a restoration journey back into a useful and productive wetland. Hear about the ecological history in the making for this island favorite and the cranberry culture that helped to sustain the families of Nantucket after the whaling era.

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Staycation Scavenger Hunt

February 21 @ 3:00 pm - March 9 @ 5:00 pm
Free

This FREE community event is a self-guided, self-paced exploration of highlighted Nantucket Conservation Foundation properties.

Winter Walk – Tupancy Links

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Our first guided walk of this popular property! Hear the story of restoring a golf course into the sprawling native grasslands they are today and the species that share it with us. Known as one of the best dog walking trails and sunset viewing spots on the island, come find new things to appreciate about…

Winter Walk – Massasoit Plains

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Massasoit Plains         2.9 miles Join us for a walk through this remote area tucked away on the west end of the island and learn about the Foundation’s collaborative efforts with the Nantucket Land Bank to restore and maintain our unique grassland and heathland plant communities.

Winter Walk – Lower Ram Pasture

April 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Experience this walk through the productive sandplain grasslands and panoramic vistas of this true island favorite. The southern end of Ram Pasture has rich natural, cultural, and ecological history to discuss while we wind our way toward the south shore on sandy trails. Learn all about the rare plants and animals who thrive here thanks…

Winter Walk – Heart of the Middle Moors

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Heart of the Middle Moors     2.4 miles This new walk explores the base of Altar Rock through the highlands of Norwood Farm. Follow paths through hidden valleys and view some of the distinctive kettle ponds that comprise this unique collection of rare habitats while learning about both native and geologic history.

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