Join Us! Saturday – July 9th, 2022 9:30 am – 1:30 pm at Drummer Boy Park!
Brewster Conservation Day (BCD) is back, in person, at Drummer Boy Park – bigger and better than ever! We kick off a weeklong conservation celebration with Brewster Conservation Day, Saturday, July 9th, 2022.
With over 40 unique presentations, you can learn from interactive exhibits on aquaculture, natural plant gardening, and alternative septic systems. We will pick up where we left off and welcome back some of our favorite exhibits and activities. This year’s special exhibit is Water Resources: We Are All a Part of the Solution! Learn about our aquifer, ocean resources, coastal erosion, herring migration, whale rescue, and alternative energy. Tour the blacksmith shop and the windmill, see a Weed Harvester and enjoy some Brewster oysters. Special presentations announcement and schedule of events coming soon. Sponsored by the Brewster Conservation Trust, the Town of Brewster Conservation, Natural Resources Department, the Brewster Historical Society, and The Brewster Ponds Coalition.
Visit the popular BPC BIG Flush interactive exhibit to learn where it all goes by crawling through a model septic system.... from toilet to leach field... and beyond! Visit us at the BPC tent to learn about the Citizen Scientist cyanobacteria pond testing and airborne aerosols research programs. Check out the BPC's school pond ecology education program exhibit. Find out about pond remediation projects and see the town’s Pond Plant Eco-Harvester. Chat with BPC board members and volunteers and learn how you can get involved.
For more information about this GREAT event and to see exhibitor info, video and more go to the Brewster Conservation website or Click Here.
“Brewster Conservation Day 2022 is supported
by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council.”
The Brewster Ponds Summit 2022 was held on Friday, June 17th from 9AM - 12 Noon at the Brewster Baptist Church. The summit focused on the impact of septic system nutrient loading to groundwater and ponds. Leaders and administrators from the town’s Select Board, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Public Works, Health Department, Conservation, Planning and Water Departments were all in attendance as five expert panelists provided an overview of how title 5 septic systems work and the fact they they provide little nutrient reduction as wastewater flow out of septic system leach fields into groundwater and ponds. More than 90 people attended in person. Our media partners at Lower Cape TV kindly live streamed the event through the town of Brewster Facebook page, where more than 90 additional people watched. LCTV recorded the full meeting which is available by clicking here.
Images courtesy of William F. Pomeroy