Our volunteers assist us with beach clean ups, water quality monitoring testing and by serving as ambassadors at our kiosk on MacMillan Wharf (seasonally) and at our Spinnaker Exhibit, located in our Hiebert Marine Lab.
Reviews applications as required by the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Nantucket Wetlands Bylaw. All development and proposed activities within 100 feet of a wetland must be reviewed and approved by the Commission.
Serves the community by providing goals and policies that ensure quality in the delivery of town services, long-term planning, and improved efficiencies in operating town government.
Reviews residential and commercial subdivisions, secondary home applications, special permit requests, and a number of other submissions. The Planning Board also reviews and provides recommendations on zoning changes submitted for Town Meeting approval.
Distribute produce to recipient organizations around the island.
Work as a team in commercial kitchens to wash, chop, freeze and pickle. A ServeSafe manager leads processing events.
Join us on beautiful island farms. We provide tools, and instruction and an experienced Field Captain. Most gleans last about two hours. Volunteers may keep a share of the harvest for themselves.
Monitor a local herring run by counting the fish as they climb to their freshwater spawning grounds. The commitment is small (as little as one-half hour each week). You will help provide much needed data on this once historically abundant, but now declining fish. The program runs from April to June.
Small groups are organized throughout the year to survey and mark HCT land boundaries. Help us monitor or maintain properties by visiting nearby sites to evaluate or address stewardship needs.
Volunteers are needed for regularly scheduled trailwork, invasive plant removal, and property clean-up. Grab your favorite loppers or borrow one of ours and join us! Individual projects are also available.