• Lush vegetation on the top of Spectacle Island's North drumlin dominates the foreground. Boston's skyline can be seen in the distance.  The park's logo with tag line minutes away, worlds apart empashises the stark contrast between the city and islands.

    Boston Harbor Islands

    National Recreation Area Massachusetts

Stewardship Saturdays

Volunteer park stewards work alongside park rangers on habitat restoration and citizen science programs throughout the year. Stewardship Saturday programs are held every Saturday-except holiday weekends-from May through October, usually from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. From November to April, Stewardship Saturday programs are scheduled about once a month.

Stewardship Volunteers work together on Thompson Island

Stewardship Saturday on Thompson Island

Details and Registration
Spaces are limited; registration is required. Individuals, families and small groups (up to 7) are welcome. Have a group of 8 or more? Please visit our Park Guardian page to arrange a program.

Please note that youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. High school age youth that wish to come on their own should contact us in advance to arrange for appropriate written permission from their parent or guardian.

Follow the links below for details and registration:

Stewardship Saturday August 16, 2014: Bumpkin Island

Stewardship Saturday August 23, 2014: Lovells Island

Stewardship Saturday August 30, 2014: Grape Island

Stewardship Saturday September 6, 2014: Bumpkin Island

Stewardship Saturday September 13, 2014: Thompson Island

Stewardship Saturday September 20, 2014: Grape Island

Check this page for additional dates, or join our park community and sign up for Stewardship & Science updates.

Stewardship Saturday crew at the end of a day at Worlds End, looking pleased with their work.

Did You Know?

View from Spectacle Island

Spectacle Island has had one of the most colorful histories of all of the Boston Harbor Islands. Once used as a dumping ground for the city of Boston, Spectacle Island now stands as a symbol of "renewal and reconnection" with over five miles of hiking trails and a solar-assisted visitor center. More...