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BCT receives $75,000 Conservation Partnership grant!

BCT receives $75,000 Conservation Partnership grant!

On December 8th, Brewster Conservation Trust (BCT) received a $75,000 Conservation Partnership grant from the State. The funds will be go directly toward the BCT/Town-approved purchase in early 2017 of 11 acres on Gulls Way in the Sheep Pond Woodlands area.  Mark Robinson, of the Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts said, “Brewster’s pine forest […]

Fall 2016 BCT Newsletter

Fall 2016 BCT Newsletter

FALL 2016 NEWSLETTER – A forest worthy of its name?  Sheep Pond Woodlands absolutely is! Mark Robinson talks about the key to acquiring and saving large enough parcels of land to keep Brewster’s forests growing!   Also in this issue; the Eddy  School science program visits the Hay Conservation trails, and Brewster awards Howard Hayes, the […]

Eddy School 4th Graders’ at BCT’s Hay Center

Eddy School 4th Graders’ at BCT’s Hay Center

Did you know you could measure the height of a tree using a tape measure, a person and a pencil? Or that digging a few inches down in the dirt can reveal four different layers of soil? The students from the Eddy School 4th Grade science class can tell you how! “We want to encourage […]

PLACES

Greenland Pond:

Greenland Pond:

Ponds are part of Brewster’s magic, so protecting them is a priority for BCT. We went out on a limb to acquire a parcel fronting on Greenland pond and containing a rare beech forest.  Click here to read the full story:

Windmill Meadows:

Windmill Meadows:

BCT acted quickly when a parcel on Route 6A in front of Drummer Boy Park came on the market. We succeeded in protecting one of Brewster’s iconic views – to the historic Nickerson windmill and Cape Cod Bay in the distance beyond. Click here to read the full story:

Save the Eleven-Acre Woods!  Please vote for Article 26 at May 2, 2016 Town Meeting

Save the Eleven-Acre Woods! Please vote for Article 26 at May 2, 2016 Town Meeting

“Whose woods these are, I think I know…”  They can be yours, all of ours! All you need to do is help us to gain approval of Article 26 at Brewster Town Meeting on May 2nd.  Then these woods will be preserved for all time.  The voters will be asked to devote $125,000 from the […]

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Sheep Pond Woodlands – Gulls Way

Sheep Pond Woodlands – Gulls Way

By Mark Robinson Clear-cut by colonists, Brewster’s pine forest has all grown back in just the past 150 years. In the mid-1800s, when Thoreau walked through, he said the Cape’s denuded landscape looked like the “bottom of the ocean laid bare.” We don’t ever want to take our woods for granted again. The key is […]

“Will this acquisition help to keep our water clean to drink?”

“Will this acquisition help to keep our water clean to drink?”

When the Brewster Conservation Trust is on the hunt for new land parcels to preserve, the first question we ask ourselves is, “Will this acquisition help to keep our water clean to drink?”  Since all drinking water, whether from Town or private wells, draws from one underground source, the connection between groundwater purity and undeveloped […]

Save the Eleven-Acre Woods!  Please vote for Article 26 at May 2, 2016 Town Meeting

Save the Eleven-Acre Woods! Please vote for Article 26 at May 2, 2016 Town Meeting

“Whose woods these are, I think I know…”  They can be yours, all of ours! All you need to do is help us to gain approval of Article 26 at Brewster Town Meeting on May 2nd.  Then these woods will be preserved for all time.  The voters will be asked to devote $125,000 from the […]

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