AMC to Offer YES Ambassador Training, April 17-20 in Sudbury, MA

The AMC's YES Ambassador training will be held April 17th - April 20th at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge- Sudbury Headquarters (77 Weir Hill Road Sudbury, MA.)

This free training opportunity is open to youth aged 13-18 in Acton, Concord, Framingham, Hudson, Lincoln, Marlboro, Natick, Sudbury, Stow and Wayland, and has been made possible by a generous grant from the Sudbury Foundation.

During this four-day training you will have the opportunity to explore the Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway (Bay Circuit), be trained in basic trail maintenance skills, and gain the skills necessary to advocate for the trail and host an event. You will also have access to a small amount of funds to host your event when needed.

The Bay Circuit is a 200-mile outer “emerald necklace” located between routes 495 and 95, providing open space to the growing population of Greater Boston. After 30 years of work by the Bay Circuit Alliance and its partners, the trail is 86% complete. This is a pilot program and we will look to you for feedback on the experience and how we can improve it for future participants.

The training will begin on Tuesday, April 17th and run through Friday, April 20th. The programs will run from 9:30- 4:00 p.m. each day. You will need to provide your own lunch, but snacks and drinks will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to go outside each day for trail work and exploration.

For an application, or if you have any questions, please contact Pam Hess, Director of Youth Engagement at the Appalachian Mountain Club ( by April 11th.

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