photo credit: Kristin DeBoer

Outings and Events

Kestrel holds monthly outings to help you explore the Valley. These are open to the public: Just sign up so we know you’re coming! (Free or pay what you wish to help support our programs.) We also hold workshops for landowners and other events as well.

Please Note: RSVPs for weekend outings MUST be received before 5 pm on the Friday prior to the outing. Thank you!


Introduction to Monitoring Conserved Lands

Love being outdoors? Come learn how to monitor conservation land.

Kestrel Land Trust invites friends, volunteers, and partners to this free training opportunity. Designed for volunteers who want to refresh their monitoring skills or are interested in joining Kestrel Land Trust’s "Stew Crew" as a Volunteer Property Monitor, this workshop will introduce techniques for monitoring properties protected by fee or conservation restriction. 


DATE:  Saturday, April 8 or April 15,
TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Pelham (4/8) or Easthampton (4/15)



Introduction to Land Stewardship and Trail Maintenance

Love working outdoors? Kestrel Land Trust invites friends, volunteers, and partners to a free training opportunity! Our Land Stewardship and Trail Maintenance training is a great opportunity to learn new stewardship skills, such as trail maintenance and basic outdoor safety, and explore conserved land with others that appreciate the Pioneer Valley just as much as you!

DATE: Saturday May 6

TIME: 12:00-3:00pm



RSVP: Email

April Outing: The World of Vernal Pools

Amphibians like frogs and salamanders have a unique life cycle that often depends on a small breeding area called a vernal pool. On Saturday, April 8, from 1 pm to 3 pm, we’re pleased to again have educator Brandon Abbott show us the mysteries of the vernal pool in Northampton. A great family event, Brandon will bring equipment for gathering and inspecting fairy shrimp, frog eggs, and other creatures up close! 

Each outing is limited to 20 participants: RSVP required to learn meeting location. Email


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