Tours & Trips

Stay tuned for 2018 Event Dates!

Downtown Tree Tours

Learn about the beautiful and historic species Tree Tourof trees that line our downtown streets.  This tour will be led by both the Executive Director Cormac Collier and the Resource Ecologist Emily Molden.  Their combined knowledge of biology and island history generates interesting conversations and surprising questions. Find out how all of our town trees have been preserved over the decades. Group size is limited, please pre-register by calling 508-228-2818 or email Private tours are also available for groups of 5 or more. Please call the office to learn more.

Download our brochure(PDF) if you would like to take a self-guided tour.

2017 Events

Monarch Tagging Day

Wednesday, Sept. 27th at 4pm

Join the Nantucket Land Council and our resource ecologist Emily Molden for a public monarch tagging program. We’ll bring nets and tags so you just need to bring yourself and a sense of adventure. We also recommend wearing long pants and closed toed shoes. Call the NLC office at 508-228-2818 to register and find out the meeting location. All ages are welcome to this free event!

Family Fun Day at Camp Richard

Sunday, Oct. 1st from 11am-2pm

The Nantucket Land Council is proud to be the leading force in working to preserve Camp Richard, a beautiful 100-acre Boy Scout camp, from development and this is our chance to celebrate our progress to date. For our first ever family Fun Day all are invited to enjoy a fall afternoon playing and exploring the grounds of Camp Richard. We’ll have lots of outdoor activities including guided nature walks, games, crafts, a scavenger hunt and Tom Mulholland will bring his red-tailed hawk for everyone to enjoy. This event is open to all ages, all activities are free and lunch will be available for a donation to the Nantucket Land Council. The NLC would like to thank the Nantucket Boy Scouts for their support of this event.

Harbor Tour and Oyster Farm Visit

Thursday, Sept. 14th at 4:30pm

Join the Land Council for our final oyster farm tour of 2017. We are excited to partner with Shearwater Excursions for a trip up to the Head of the Harbor to visit Simon Edward’s Fifth Bend Oyster Farm. Along the way you’ll learn more about oysters and their role in the ecology of the harbor. Tickets are limited. Only $50 per person! Refreshments will be served.

Click here for tickets and to learn more

State of the Harbor Forum

Tuesday, July 18 at 4pm

Great Harbor Yacht Club

The Nantucket Land Council is proud to present a free public forum to provide the latest information on the health and ecology of Nantucket Harbor. Speakers will be presenting on water quality, eelgrass and shellfish along with the strategies that are being employed by the Town of Nantucket and our non-profit community to reduce pollution from septic systems, fertilizer, stormwater and boat use.

Scheduled Speakers:

Kaitlyn Shaw / Town of Nantucket – Harbor Water Quality

Roberto Santamaria / Nantucket Department of Health – Septic Systems

Emily Molden / Nantucket Land Council – Stormwater

Tara Riley / Town of Nantucket – Shellfish + Eelgrass

Cormac Collier / Nantucket Land Council – Fertilizer

Jeff Carlson / Town of Nantucket – Moorings + Boat Use

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