Things took a turn on the morning of October 17th for our final Eco-Paddle Fun-Raiser of the season. Winds along the shore of Cape Cod Bay kicked up to over 15 mph - a bit challenging and risky even for experienced paddlers to traverse Paines Creek. It took quick thinking by the experienced guides of SupFari Adventures and a flexible group of BPC paddlers to make the decision to transport the kayaks to the more protected Sesuit Harbor and marsh. As you can see (above) that turned out to be a great idea and everyone enjoyed the beautiful morning.
See how a band of women are cleaning up Cape Cod ponds with a smile in this Monte Ladner film.
They will gladly come to any pond for free! Click here to view.
MA Department of Public Health issues Cliff Pond Advisory
On October 13, based on the MA Department of Public Health's recommendation, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has issued a cyanobacteria advisory for Cliff Pond in Nickerson State Park. The DCR will be posting signage at access points to the water.The MA DPH will be coordinating with DCR to monitor and evaluate the bloom conditions, including laboratory testing once the bloom starts to dissipate. We will include you on any updates. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact BPC.
We continue to monitor Cliff Pond along with seventeen other ponds in town in partnership with the Association for the Preservation of Cape Cod (apcc.org/our-work/science/community-science/cyanobacteria/). Our sampling season ends at the end of October. We will continue to monitor Cliff Pond and any other pond that shows a HIGH cyanobacteria biomass or bloom until the results are LOW.
Please look here for timely notification of potentially harmful algal blooms. For additional additional information, please visit www.mass.gov/guides/cyanobacterial-harmful-algal-blooms-cyanohabs-water .
If you have any questions about our program or results, please email:
Marty Burke - firstname.lastname@example.org
Paines & Quivett Creek Eco-Paddle FUN-RAISER
Sunday, October 17 9 AM - 12 Noon
Discover the wonders of Brewster’s most iconic tidal flow creek during this very special eco-paddle. Each spring hundreds of thousands of alewife and blueback herring enter this estuary and rise through the Stony Brook run into Brewster’s freshwater ponds. This paddle presents a rare opportunity to paddle at high tide into this meandering river and the peaceful innermost reaches of the marsh.
$75 per person Non-Refundable Pre-registration required
Brewster will close on the transaction by Nov. 30Donna Tunney
BREWSTER – Town residents on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of acquiring two parcels of land, some 120 acres in all, formerly operating as the Cape Cod Sea Camps.
According to the town clerk's office, the vote tally for the Long Pond parcel was 2,877 in favor and 395 opposed. For the Route 6A parcel 2,846 voters approved the purchase and 414 voted against.
It was the last public action needed before the town takes ownership of the parcels, following special town meeting approval of the purchases on Sept. 26.
The town just prior to the late September meeting signed a purchase and sale agreement with the Sea Camps owners, the Delahanty family. The transaction is expected to close by Nov. 30.
The town had agreed to pay a total of $26 million for both parcels in an effort to prevent commercial development of the iconic camp that for decades offered facilities and programs for children and young adults. The camps ceased operation in fall of 2020.
See more here.