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On March 23rd, the Buzzards Bay Coalition participated in a prescribed burn of Penikese Island, led by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. The purpose of the burn was to expand and manage habitat for nesting shorebirds, including gulls and the endangered roseate tern. It also helps to control invasive species, and is a tool used for managing the island as grassland habitat.

Follow along below with Mary Doucette, Buzzards Bay Coalition Land Stewardship Assistant, as she recounts her firsthand experience of the burn. Watch her video on YouTube to see the incredible images.

Program highlights include an Osprey Talk at the Onset Bay Center, “Exploring the Hidden World of Insects” Walk at Douglas S. Westgate Conservation Area, an Empowered Trail Users Workshop at Great Neck Conservation Area, and a Wickets Island Kayaking Adventure. Registration for these events is limited! Half of the tickets for these events are available […]