Get Involved in Conservation

Volunteering for the Department

The Town of Lincoln has 80+ miles of trails across over 5 square miles of conservation land. The Department and Lincoln Land Conservation Trust staff spend a great deal of effort on sound stewardship of the land. Staff are seeking assistance from volunteers to perform trail upkeep and education/outreach. Volunteer duties may include:

  • Reporting on overall trail condition, hazards, wildlife issues, signage issues and fallen trees.
  • Picking up litter
  • Removing brush and fallen twigs from the trail surface, and removing overhanging branches or brush that blocks the trail
  • Control of invasive species

Specialized duties for more outgoing volunteers may include:

  • Educating Flints Pond visitors about the importance of staying away from the water - no fishing, swimming, wading or boating allowed.
  • Educating visitors at Flints Pond and Mt. Misery about the importance of being in control of pets and removing dog waste from the property.
  • Rewarding good behavior of dog owners on the trails.

Contact staff for more information, or fill out the following Google Form to apply for our Volunteer Program:

Conservation Coffee

The Lincoln Conservation Department and Lincoln Land Conservation Trust host a "Conservation Coffee" the first Thursday of every month on Zoom. During these ~1 hour meetings, Conservation and LLCT staff share recent updates and information about upcoming events. We often have a guest speaker who presents on a local conservation topic. Past topics have included the jellyfish of Walden Pond, wildlife at Farrar Pond, Conservation Department Land Management tactics, the geology of Fairhaven Bay, and others.  Please email if you would like to get on the email list for notifications. 

Upcoming Conservation Coffee:

Join the Conservation Department and Lincoln Land Conservation Trust at 8AM on February 10th for a presentation by Wendy Matusovich, Executive Director of Farrington Nature Linc. After the presentation, you'll hear updates from our Conservation Department and Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. Flyer coming soon.

Past Conservation Coffee Recordings

Tuesday Trail Walks

Conservation Department staff lead trail walks in the Spring and Fall to various conservation areas. Fall walks are usually from late September - early November. Spring walks generally go from late April - early June. Stay tuned for our Spring 2022 walk schedule!