Bike to Ponds Event Enjoyed By All
Thank you to all of the riders who joined us for our first ever Bike to Ponds event on Saturday afternoon at Roldand C. Nickerson State Park. We first gathered at the Area Four parking lot and heard Naturalist Todd Kelley explain the history of the park. Next we rode to the bike path to Middle Road where we observed glacial erratic rocks. Brewster holds more glacial erratic rocks than any town on Cape Cod. Then we rode to Triangle and Keeler's Ponds and then on to Cliff Pond where Todd Kelley explained ground water flow and the park's important role in groundwater recharge for Brewster. Then we learned about "pond shore margin" and the fact that many of our pond shorelines display coastal plain pond characteristics and hold rare flora and fauna not found elsewhere. On our return leg, we recharged with light refreshments at Flax Pond. Many thanks to all of our volunteers and special thanks to Park Superintendent, Eric Levy and Todd Kelley for sharing their knowledge and making this great event possible.
Thank you to all of those who registered online and telephoned for our first Bike to Ponds Event. The 30 bike limit has been reached. All others will be contacted if there is a cancellation.
Laurel Schaider Speaks at Annual Meeting
Thank you to everyone who attended the Annual Meeting of the Brewster Ponds Coalition on Saturday. More than 70 people heard Dr. Laurel Schaider of the Silent Spring Institute speak on Contaminants of Emerging Concern in our waters. 2016 Accomplishments and 2017 goals were detailed. A slate of Board members was elected, including two new Board members, Judy Pirani and Susan Day Searles. The Board page of this website will soon be updated with their bios. Copies of the BPC 2016 Annual Report were distributed. Click on image to left to download.
Discover the ponds of the Roland C. Nickerson State Park on a bike tour with members of the Brewster Ponds Coalition. Saturday August 20 starting at 2:30 PM. Rain date: Sunday, August 21. The ride is approximately 3.5 miles total over paved trails and roads and includes stops at Triangle, Keeler's, Cliff, Little Cliff, Higgins and Flax Ponds. Enjoy an optional 1 mile (round trip) easy hike along the beautiful north side of Little Cliff Pond to Higgins Pond. Event is for adults. Some hilly terrain may require walking bike, depending on fitness level.
Learn interesting facts about the park and ponds from Naturalist Todd Kelley. Enjoy light refreshments on the return leg overlooking Flax Pond.
Advance registration required. Click here to register. 30 bike limit. Deadline August 18, 2016. Your reservation will be confirmed. For more information telephone 508-258-9801.
You Are Invited - Annual Meeting
What's in your water? Find out on Saturday, August 13 when Dr. Laurel Schaider of the Silent Spring Institute speaks about Contaminants of Emerging Concern at The Brewster Ponds Coalition's Annual Meeting.
The meeting takes place from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM at the Captain's Golf Course, 1000 Freemans Way, Brewster. A buffet breakfast will be served. A brief business meeting will include the nomination of Board Members and a summary of accomplishments and goals.
Seating is limited. Reservations are required. RSVP to email@example.com. Deadline Tuesday, August 9. For more information telephone 508-258-9801.