Open Space Committee

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  Family Walk on the 

Beaver Pond Reservation! May 15th at 10 a.m.

Join Tim Simmons, ecologist, and the Open Space Committee on a spring walk at Merrimac's newest conservation property. Explore the beaver pond habitat and learn about this amazing ecosystem. 
Kids will enjoy a spring Nature Scavenger Hunt!
Meet at the trailhead on Battis Road. Look for the yellow gates about 1/4 mile down Battis Road.

If you plan to attend, please send an email to the Open Space Committee with the number of people that will be joining us:

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 via Zoom on the last Tuesday of the month. Click on the agenda for the time of the meeting and the Zoom link.

Mission Statement

Identify and help to preserve open space, recreational and trail opportunities. To help make the public aware of these opportunities and help them 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
  • Dawn Ackerman
  • Mel Briggles
  • Heather Burkett
  • Susan Simmons
  • Sandra Venner

Contact Us

Open Space Committee
4 School St
Merrimac, MA 01860

For more information, please email