Open Space Committee

Winter tracks

Winter Tracking Walk at Beaver Pond Reservation

Essex County Greenbelt will be leading a winter tracking walk at Merrimac's newest nature preserve! Join naturalist-educator, Laura Trudel, for this fun and educational walk in the woods. Learn about the winter habits of local wildlife and what kinds of signs to look for in the snow, in the trees, and in the water.            For more information and to register for the walk go to: 

January 20        9:30-11:30       Beaver Pond Reservation    Battis Road     Merrimac

Volunteer Opportunities with the Open Space Committee

Become a friend to Merrimac's trails and open spaces!

The Open Space Committee is an all volunteer group. We can always use volunteers to help maintain our trails, participate in events, and help us to preserve Merrimac's open spaces. For more information and descriptions of some of the volunteer opportunities available go to: Volunteer Opportunities.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, send an email to:

Become a Junior Ecologist!

Learn about tree and bird identification, beaver habitats, animal tracking and more as you explore Merrimac's trails. Complete and submit your Activity Journals to the Open Space Committee to earn levels and prizes. For more information and to download Activity Journals and trail maps click here


Meetings are currently being held in Sargents Hall on the last Tuesday of the month. Click on the agenda for the time of the meeting.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to Identify and help to preserve open space, recreational and trail opportunities in Merrimac. We work to increase public awareness of these open spaces to make good use of them for a wide range of activities such as, organized sports, hiking, biking, walking, birding and horseback riding.


  • Carrie Rennie, Chair
  • Lucy Abisalih, Vice Chair
  • Dawn Ackerman, Treasurer
  • Sandra Venner, Secretary
  • Susan Simmons

Contact Us

Open Space Committee
4 School St
Merrimac, MA 01860