Trail Crew Program
Our trail crew members are trained from the very beginning of their term of service to make huge improvements to the trails and public lands of Massachusetts. In collaboration with our various agency partners, MACC members complete high-priority projects throughout the summer, with a focus on improving access, safety, and comfort for trail users of all kinds.
Check out what the Massachusetts Conservation Corps was able to accomplish in just one season!
- 99 miles of trail impacted
- 34 boardwalks/bridges/puncheons constructed (and 10 improved/maintained)
- 248 stones set
- 37 trails cleared and brushed
For more details on the types of projects MACC members complete, check out our quarterly reports!
Massachusetts Conservation Corps in the (local) news!
- AmeriCorps crew restores section of Farrar Pond trail
- New maps detail years of trail-building at Greylock Glen
- Barbara Moffatt and Emily Haber: AmeriCorps members serve the Berkshires
- Bernard A. Drew | Our Berkshires: The chestnut leantos in Beartown State Forest
In the winter, our Conservation Corps partners with local public elementary school to provide environmental education lessons to hundreds of students! In pairs, they plan, prep, and implement their lessons in a weekly basis to local students, focusing heavily on building students’ positive associations with nature and the outdoors, and supplementing traditional science curriculum with a green spin!
Stats from 2019-2020 Education Season
- 2,067 students taught
- 920 lessons taught
- 21 school partners
- 46 after school programs led or assisted
Unfortunately, the MACC’s Education Program has been placed on hiatus during the 2021 season – we hope to continue our education service in future seasons!
Individual Member Placements
In addition to our corps team program, MACC also partners with individual organizations to place MACC members at locations across the state! These members will serve at their partner site full-time, throughout the season, solving problems, completing trainings, gaining impressive skills in the conservation field, and building their professional network.
These are some of the amazing opportunities that we hope to engage members in during the 2020 season!
- Education and Interpretation
- Land Stewardship
- Trail Maintenance/ Construction
- Mapping and GIS
- Volunteer Coordination
- Community Outreach and Engagement
For prospective members – Keep an eye out for position postings in the future! Just search “Massachusetts Conservation Corps” for opportunities. Please direct any questions or statements of interest to the Program Coordinator, Austin Riley, at [email protected]
For prospective partners – We are now accepting new partners for the 2020 season! Check out our Partner with us page for details on how to become a partner service site
Reports – View our latest reports.