Get Involved

Volunteers are always welcome for projects, activities, and administrative tasks at many of the CISMA partners. They value your input and participation. Listed here are the CISMA partner contacts. The opportunities offered by each partner can be seen by going to their web site, all of which are linked below.

Hosting Events

For organizations looking to host volunteer events, please refer to this training guide provided by Nature Groupie.


CISMA Partner Name Contact Phone Contact Email
Acton Conservation Commission / Natural Resources  Tom Tidman, Natural Resources Director 978-929-6634

Carlisle Conservation Commission Sylvia Willard, Conservation Administrator 978-369-0336 /
Carlisle Conservation Foundation Sylvia Willard 978-369-0336 /
Chelmsford Conservation Commission Katharine Guertin, Conservation Agent 978-250-5248
Concord Land Conservation Trust Jane Gruba-Chevalier 978-369-6526
Concord Natural Resources Commission Delia Kaye 978-318-3285
Friends of the Assabet River NWR Paula Goodwin , President NA
Harvard Conservation Commission Liz Allard, Land Use Administrator/Conservation Agent 978-456-4100, ext 321
Hop Brook Protection Association Ron Riggert 978-558-0110 /  hbpa@hopbrook.or
Lincoln Conservation Department  Stacy Carter, Land Manager 781-259-2612
Lincoln Land Conservation Trust Jane Layton, Stewardship Coordinator 781-259-9251 /
Littleton Conservation Commission Amy Green, Conservation Agent 978-540-2428
Littleton Conservation Trust Rick Findlay 978-486-4031
Marlborough Conservation Commission Priscilla Ryder, Conservation Officer 508-460-3768
Mass Audubon (Representative TBD) NA NA
Mass Division of Ecological Restoration Beth Lambert 617-626-1542
Mass Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program Karro Frost 508-389-6300
Maynard Conservation Commission Kaitlin Young, Conservation Agent 978-897-1360
Middlesex Conservation District Elizabeth McGuire 978-692-9395
Natick Garden Club NA NA
National Park Service Sarah Bursky 617-223-5049
New England Forestry Foundation Beth Gula 978-952-6856
Native Plant Trust (Fred) Bud Sechler, Jr., Ecological Programs Coordinator 508-877-7630 ext 3202
OARS: Organization for the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord Rivers Alison Field-Juma 978-369-3956
Southborough Open Land Foundation Frederica Gillespie NA
Stow Conservation Commission Kathy Sferra, Conservation Coordinator 978-897-8615
Stow Conservation Trust Allan Fierce 978-621-9518
SUASCO Watershed Community Council Nancy Bryant 978-461-0735
SUASCO Wild & Scenic River Stewardship Council Sarah Bursky 617-223-5049
Sudbury Conservation Commission Lori Capone  (978) 440 – 5471
Sudbury River Watershed Organization Frederica Gillespie 508-481-8499
Sudbury Valley Trustees Laura Mattei 978-443-5588×134
The Trustees NA NA NA
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Stephanie Wilsen 978-692-1904×108
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Linh Phu 978-579-4026
The Walden Woods Project Matt Burne 781-259-4700×4
Wayland Conservation Commission Ryan Brown 508-358-3669
Wayland Surface Water Quality Committee Tom Largy 508-397-8828
Westborough Conservation Commission Derek Saari 508-366-3014
Westborough Community Land Trust Gillian Beamer 508-836-2756
Westford Conservation Trust Ron Gemma 978-944-1942