Volunteer: Hemlock Monitoring Group Meet-up

Volunteer: Hemlock Monitoring Group Meet-up


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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Margaret Lindley Park
1201 Cold Spring Rd, Williamstown, MA, 01267

Event Type

March 24 Meet-up

Join us to survey along the Harmon Pond Trail. The whole walk will be a slow paced, ~1.5  mile.

Meet/Parking at Margaret Lindley Park (1201 Cold Spring Rd., Williamstown). There is a medium-sized dirt parking lot with some potholes. There are no bathrooms or indoor spaces at this site.

Please check the weather before arriving and bring appropriate clothing (warm, non-cotton layers). Cramp-ons or hiking poles are recommended in case of ice on the trails. If you have a smartphone, please download the iNaturalist app before arriving and create an account. A loupe (magnifying glass) will be useful for identification – we have extras!


Help us monitor the health of our Eastern Hemlock forests!

Eastern hemlocks are a vital part of our landscape but are under threat from pests like Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA). Join Williamstown Rural Lands as we survey hemlock health on local public properties. No experience necessary – we will provide training to join the project.

Learn to:

  • Identify Eastern Hemlocks and about their role in the ecosystem
  • Identify common Eastern Hemlock pests
  • Survey for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid to join this regional monitoring initiative!

For more information, check out the New York State Hemlock Initiative who are extending their reach into Massachusetts with us!

The Williamstown Hemlock Monitoring Group will meet monthly to train new volunteers and monitor properties together along with having optional independent monitoring assignments. There will be a break between end of April and beginning of June to avoiding dispersing Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.

For questions, email programs@rurallands.org.


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