Community Engagement & Events


We believe it’s important to get take action and provide leadership in our community locally, regionally and nationally wherever and whenever we can meaningfully raise awareness and affect positive change with the earth in mind.

Here are some of the events and causes we engage in:

Touch-A-Boat day: We founded this event in 2016 in partnership with the Merrimack River Youth Boating Task Force. Held in May 2016, more than 500 youth and families attended.

Fishermen’s Memorial Relocation Ceremony: Merrohawke Executive Director Kate Yeomans coordinated this important event on behalf of the city of Newburyport. It was attended by more than 300 people on Monday, September 5, 2016.

Art of Mentoring – Vermont: Merrrohawke Program Director Debbie Lyons and Program Managers Aria Nevin and Trevor Updike serve on the Acorn leadership team to help facilitate transformational week for youth and adults each September in partnership with the Vermont Wilderness School and other sister organizations. 

Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness: Merrohawke Executive Director Kate Yeomans serves on the Advisory Council, and whenever possible Merrohawke lends our support to MCNAA efforts.