Open Space Committee

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Guided Trail Walk at Marshview Trail 

Saturday, May 21  10 am - 12

Join ecologist Tim Simmons and the Open Space Committee on a spring walk at Merrimac's Marshview Trail. Explore the marsh habitat, and learn to identify the spring wildflowers and the migratory and resident birds.

Bring your binoculars! There are a lot of migratory birds moving through right now and the resident birds are mating and setting up nests so lots of action at the marsh!
The walk is about 2 miles long and the trail can be muddy in places.

We will meet at the McLaren trailhead on Brush Hill Road at 10 am. You can download a map from the documents section of this page.
If you plan to join us, please send an email indicating the number of people who will attend to:  openspace@townof 

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
  • Mary Ann Glennon
  • Jennifer Mansfield
  • Brian Mulvaney
  • Susan Simmons

Contact Us

Open Space Committee
4 School St
Merrimac, MA 01860