The BPC 2022 Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, August 13, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the Cape Cod Bible Alliance Church, 3600 Main Street, East Brewster. Following a brief business meeting, guest speaker Zenas “Zee” Crocker, Executive Director of the Barnstable Clean Water Coalition, will talk about the BCWC’s recent launch and funding of a three-year alternative septic system pilot program, including 14 homes along the shore of Shubael Pond in Marston Mills. Breakfast quiche, fresh fruit, coffee will be served. Limited to 100 attendees. FREE to BPC members. All others a $10 suggested contribution.
Join the Brewster Ponds Coalition and business partner SUPfari Adventures for an informative guided tour of Long Pond from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM on Saturday July 30th (rain date Sunday July 31st). Paddle by the newly acquired Sea Camps pond property and observe the shoreline differences between Harwich and Brewster.
Your guides, Ryan Burch and Luke Foley from SUPfari Adventures will discuss the importance of vegetative buffers and explain why incorporating native plants is particularly important.
This paddle is limited to 12 participants. The fee is $76 per person and pre-registration and payment are required. This is a no-refund, no-cancellation event since reservations are extremely limited and will go fast!
The BPC Cycling Group rides again this summer! Join us for four (4) FREE cycling tours as we explore the backroads and kettle ponds of Brewster and beyond. Join us for Tour #2 on Thursday, July 28, beginning at 9:15 AM. Ride the Cape Cod Rail Trail past four kettle ponds and into Harwich and back. Registration is required. Go here to reserve a spot:
Meet up instructions will be provided prior to the event.
Explore a pond! Join us for a fun and educational Pond Field Trip for children ages 5 and above on Wednesday, July 13, at 10:30 AM. Learn about the creatures that live in the ponds and how to keep ponds healthy. This guided activity will be approximately one hour long and is limited to nine children. All children must be accompanied by a parent. Pre-registration is required. Limited to nine (9) children.
Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival Tours In Brewster
July 12th & 13th
The Brewster Ponds Coalition and The Brewster Garden Club are excited to host four gardens as part of 2022’s Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival on July 12th and 13th! Four Brewster gardens will be highlighted, each designed and maintained by the individual owners and carrying a unique charm. The garden features are wide-ranging, with hydrangeas, native pollinator gardens, sun and shade perennials, ornamental shrubs and trees, hollies, organic vegetable gardens, and permagarden water conservation and runoff mitigation techniques. Some properties are waterfront or have water features - there is something for every interest!
We invite you to visit 69 Howes Road. The owners of this unique, alternative garden near Sheep Pond have worked with Terra Firma Permagarden to mitigate their roof runoff, capturing it in downspout keyhole gardens and lithic swales.
The terraced garden beds that surround the rock-lined keyhole were planted with native high and low-bush blueberry bushes and native bearberry, demonstrating key ecosystem management techniques while providing color and beauty. Pre-registration is not required. The tour costs $5/person and proceeds support the BPC.
The terraced garden beds that surround the rock-lined keyhole were planted with native high and low-bush blueberry bushes and native bearberry, demonstrating key ecosystem management techniques while providing color and beauty.
Pre-registration is not required. Tours are $5 per person per garden. You can pay cash at each garden on the day of the tour. All proceeds benefit the community work of the host organizations.