Chat with BPC Board members and volunteers and meet Shelley The Turtle - the BPC Mascot, this weekend in front of the Brewster Book Store as we celebrate Brewster In Bloom!
Images by William F. Pomeroy
Saturday, April 23rd, was a beautiful day for Beautify Brewster. Twenty-one BPC volunteers showed up at 10 AM for the two hour clean up of Satucket and Slough Roads. This year, DNR created very detailed sheets to document the type of trash picked up. By far the biggest winner in terms of number was cigarette butts. Nip bottles, however, were a close second. Our group alone collected 253 nips. We are hoping that the State will either initiate a deposit or ban the sale altogether as so many end up on the side of the road. BPC photographer Bill Pomeroy went above and beyond the call of duty to pick up trash in addition to taking his usual great photos of the event. It was great to have him participate on both levels. Now we await the results of the DNR tally sheets. Comparing types of trash picked up from year to year will help future decisions regarding waste disposal. Thank you so much to everyone who volunteered and made this day a great success!
What's In Your Water? Learn about the challenges that Cape Cod, and Brewster in particular, is facing in supplying clean and healthy public drinking water in this informative talk presented by Paul Anderson, Superintendent of Brewster's Water Department. Click on picture above to see video.
Join the BPC Team — always one of the largest and most fun groups — for the 10th Annual Beautify Brewster Day to help clean up roads and paths in Brewster that contribute to pond and groundwater degradation. We’ll begin at 10 AM on Saturday, April 23 (rain date April 24). Email BPC Team Leader Nancy Ortiz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up.
Image by William F. Pomeroy
Join us on an inspiring two-hour guided tour through Upper and Lower Mill Ponds to the spawning grounds of the alewife and blueback herring as we journey to one of the most iconic and productive herring runs on all of Cape Cod - The Stony Brook Run.
Learn about the primordial, annual return of the alewife/herring to their original breeding grounds, the history of the Punkhorn and kettle ponds, and the health of the Mill Ponds, and discover the life that exists in this amazing ecosystem.
BPC Business Partner and your guides from SUPfari Adventures invite you to join Brad Chase, Diadromous Fisheries Project Leader with MA Dept of Marine Fisheries on one of two paddles on Upper Mill Pond in Brewster - Sunday, May 15th from 10 - 12 or 1 - 3. Kayaks are provided or you may bring your own. Registration and payment in advance are required. There is a limit of 12 participants per paddle; the fee is $76 per person. This is a no-refund, no-cancellation event since reservations are extremely limited and will go fast!
About Your Guides:
Brad Chase is a Senior Marine Fisheries Biologist for the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries at the South Coast Marine Fisheries Station in New Bedford. He has worked on habitat and population monitoring and restoration for river herring, rainbow smelt and American eel for over 30 years. Brad is presently the Diadromous Fish Project Leader, serves as state representative on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission technical committees for American shad, river herring and American eel, and the Fish Passage Working Group and is a member of the Harwich Conservation Commission.
Luke Foley is an outdoor guide and adventure photographer with over 25 years of professional outdoor guiding and instruction. Luke has a wide range of experience including 28 years with Eastern Mountain Sports.
Ryan Burch is a lifelong nature and water steward. He is co-owner of SUPfari Adventures Cape Cod with his wife, Juliette, and is the Senior Shellfish & Natural Resource Officer for the town of Brewster.