Listen to story about cyanobacteria airborne toxins being studied at Walkers Pond in Brewster. Contains brief interviews with UNH researcher Hailey Carter and BPC Citizens Science Head Marty Burke. LInk Here.
On Friday July 16, a Cyanobacteria Advisory has been posted by the Seymour Pond neighborhood associations at prominent landings due to elevated levels of cyanobacteria in the water. The blooms were sighted by neighbors, samples were taken, and laboratory results verified the high levels.
At this time the water is unsafe for children and pets. Adults should use caution and avoid water contact if they see a visible algal bloom or mat.
Until further notice:
Additional testing at Seymour Pond is scheduled over the next two weeks. The BPC will report back when the pond is to be reopened.
Call your doctor or veterinarian if you or your animals have a sudden or unexplained sickness or signs of poisoning.
If you have any questions please contact:
Marty Burke - firstname.lastname@example.org
July 29th, 9:30 AM. Rain date, July 30, 9:30 AM Join us on this 2-3 hour guided ride east along the Cape Cod Rail Trail through Nickerson State Park, past Namskaket Creek and into Orleans.
*FREE to BPC Members. $10 contribution from all others. Limited to 12 riders. Each individual must register in advance. Location and meet up instructions will follow.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ THE RULES OF THE ROAD FIRST BEFORE SIGNING UP BELOW.
Brewster Garden Tours Tuesday July 13 and Wednesday July 14 10am to 4pm Rain or Shine
Hosted by the Garden Club of Brewster
1. Halcyon Farm, 3915 Main St. Rte 6A - A model for what is possible on small acreage and a daily reminder of the value of small farms and locally grown food. Tour the farm with the owner, view the restored farmhouse, hear about the operational approach, and buy some of the organic produce.
2. 900 Satucket Road – A six-acre estate located on Mill Pond includes an English garden, a native pollinator border surrounding a large pond teeming with fish, water lilies, and aquatic and wetland plants, and a Japanese-inspired path round out a garden that begs to be explored.
Hosted by the Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary, Orleans Division
3. Chatham Bars Inn Farm—3034 Main St. Rt. 6A - Originally a garden center in Brewster, this land was purchased by Chatham Bars Inn in 2013 to enhance the menu, while creating a farm-to-table dining experience for its guests. There is a wonderful variety of vegetables and flowers to enjoy.
4. The Gardens of the Historic Candleberry Inn - 1882 Main St. Rt. 6A - The Candleberry Inn dates back to the 1700’s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The stately gardens and expansive lawns create a dramatic setting for this graceful Georgian edifice.
5. A Spectacle of Color—207 Foster Road -entrance/ 66 Chapel Lane - An amazing array of over 100 varieties of flowers and shrubs provide spectacular color in beds and containers which you can enjoy at these neighboring locations. Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary members have a booth with unique items for sale here.
Hosted by the Brewster Ponds Coalition
6. 119 North Pond Drive – This property on Blueberry Pond combines conservation and aesthetic goals with a lush ecosystem of hydrangeas and pollinator plants, trees, and bushes; a newly installed alternative septic system protecting the pond environment; and a neighborhood rain garden/storm water filtration basin. Complete your tour with a peek at a beehive, home to approximately 40,000 Italian honey bees.
Hosted by the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society and Brewster Ponds Coalition
7. 299 Landing Drive - Overlooking Long Pond, this property features 100+ hydrangeas with mixed herbaceous, perennial and annuals ringing the front yard, a terraced vegetable garden, and a shade garden. The steep bank to the pond has been stabilized with native grasses and Carolina roses. On July 13, Linda Coven of Strictly Hydrangeas will speak on choosing the right hydrangeas for your garden.
Hosted by the Master Gardener Association on July 13 only
8. 2081 Main St. Rte 6A - This one-acre family farm is now home to the largest collection of holly plants on Cape Cod. Come, stroll down the grassy alley to view nearly 400 cultivars of hollies as well as hydrangeas, crape myrtles, magnolias, stewartias, and others. The Master Gardener owner will provide tips on growing hollies on the Cape and southern New England.
Each tour costs $5/person. Proceeds support projects of the host organization. CapeCodHydrangeaFestival.com
Kids of all ages are invited to join BCD Kickoff, Saturday, July 10, at Drummer Boy Park from 10 AM - 12 Noon. Saturday’s activities will include; “Meet the BCD Mascots”, Cape Light Compact’s, “Energy Fair”, BCT’s “Guess How Many Acres” game, “The Turtle Sisters” StoryWalk ®, and just in case anyone needs a snack break - Perry’s Last Stand Ice Cream Truck will be there from 11 am – 12 pm. Meet Shelly The Turtle - The Brewster Ponds Coalition Mascot. Kids can pick up their 2021 Passports and get started playing for a chance to win great prizes. The BCD Passport is a fun way for kids to learn about conservation – where they can complete five conservation challenges and enter online. Prizes include a Junior Explorer Backpack with hiking accessories or a free Ice Cream treat from a local Brewster shop. BCD’s Passport Challenge can be played from anywhere by downloading a Passport at: brewsterconservationtrust.org.
We are excited to announce that in the BPC is partnering with the Brewster Conservation Trust in their always fun and informative Brewster Conservation Day (WEEK) — a 2021 hybrid model built for these times. This year's events feature a BPC “All About Ponds” program. Together we will present a fun-filled, week-long celebration that will include both in-person and virtual activities, contests, walks, talks, and video presentations. Join us for KICKOFF day Saturday, July 10, at Drummer Boy Park from 10 AM – 12 PM.
Kids 6-12: Get your own virtual passport to the events, learn about conservation, and win lots of prizes! See schedule of events and get your virtual passport below.
Brewster Conservation Day is an annual educational fair sponsored by the Town of Brewster, Brewster Historical Society, and Brewster Conservation Trust.
Click here for schedule of events. (Download a PDF.)
Kids: click here to get your own virtual passport (Download and print.)
Kids of all ages are invited to join BCD Kickoff, Saturday, July 10, at Drummer Boy Park from 10 AM - 12 Noon. Saturday’s activities will include; “Meet the BCD Mascots”, Cape Light Compact’s, “Energy Fair”, BCT’s “Guess How Many Acres” game, “The Turtle Sisters” StoryWalk ®, and just in case anyone needs a snack break - Perry’s Last Stand Ice Cream Truck will be there from 11 am – 12 pm. Kids can pick up their 2021 Passports and get started playing for a chance to win great prizes. The BCD Passport is a fun way for kids to learn about conservation – where they can complete five conservation challenges and enter online. Prizes include a Junior Explorer Backpack with hiking accessories or a free Ice Cream treat from a local Brewster shop. BCD’s Passport Challenge can be played from anywhere by downloading a Passport at: brewsterconservationtrust.org.
BCD’s 2021 week long celebration continues from July 12 through July 16 with plenty of fun and educational activities for kids and adults including, Explore and Create sessions and Pond Field Trips for kids 5+, Nature Hikes, an Oyster Farm Tour with Town of Brewster Senior Shellfish Officer, Ryan Burch, StoryWalks at Windmill Meadow and No Bottom Ponds, and a very unique garden tour that includes a peek at a working beehive, an alternative septic system, and a pond-safe storm drainage system. In addition to in-person events the Brewster Ponds Coalition has put together an incredible virtual Pond Education program at brewsterpondscoatlition.org. See a full schedule of BCD 2021 events at: brewsterconservationtrust.org/BCD2021/