What we're about

This group is for people interested in the activities in the South Mountain Reservation sponsored by the South Mountain Conservancy. SMC is a volunteer driven, non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation founded in March 2000. Through volunteer activities, public programs and partnership with the Essex County Parks Department, the SMC serves as a steward and advocate for the 2,110-acre South Mountain Reservation. The SMC strives to preserve, protect, and enhance the ecology, infrastructure and natural beauty of the reservation and to foster public engagement through programs such as: Trailkeepers, Chain Saw Gang, Trash Tacklers, Trail Work, Forest Regeneration, SMR Family Campout, Mayapple Trail Runs, Wildflower Sculpture Park, Citizen Science, and Bio-Blitz. Our regularly scheduled hikes are free and open to the public, but we encourage our followers to become SMC members to help support our mission. For more information visit www.somocon.org (http://www.somocon.org/) or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @SouthMountainConservancy

Upcoming events (1)

Forest Regeneration Volunteer Workday

Wildflower Preserve

9:00am -12:00pm

Meet at the Wildflower Preserve (11 Bear Lane, Maplewood), aka the Dog Park.

Help plant native species and remove invasive plants, and maintain trails in the 14-acre Wildflower and Forest Preserve. Ages 12 and above (adult supervision needed below 18).

Please dress appropriately! Wear long pants, closed toe shoes or rain boots, bug spray, and layer as needed. We supply gloves and water.

For information, contact Program Coordinators Christy Zolty & Glenn Newman at [masked]

Following CDC guidelines, vaccinated people need not follow any mask guidelines.

*Registration is not required for this program

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Hike: 5-6 miles w/ Bijoy Mechery

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