• Saugus Iron Works Panorama

    Saugus Iron Works

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Stewardship Fridays at Saugus Iron Works NHS

Young strawberries bloom all along the Saugus Iron Works nature trail creating a lush path side.

Young wild straberries in bloom along the nature trail at Saugus Iron Works.

Please join us for an afternoon of stewardship work at beautiful Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site. Feel free to stop in anytime between 4pm-7pm this Friday and NPS Resource Stewardship Rangers will lead you, your friends, and neighbors in an effort to protect and enhance the natural habitats and processes at Saugus Iron Works. Help control non-native invasive plants; liberate flowering trees, shrubs, and herbs; enhance the cultural and natural qualities of the park; and get to know other park stewards and nature enthusiasts!

There will be opportunities to collect data on bird and wildlife use in the park, as well as to search for plant and insect pests.

 

Did You Know?

essexite

A type of gabbro was used as flux at the Saugus Iron Works. Gabbro refers to a large number of dark, coarse-grained, igneous rocks, but the specific type of gabbro used at Saugus Iron Work was unique to Essex County, Massachusetts. It is named Essexite after the county.