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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Two Winter CR Walks on the Vineyard!

The Trustees of Reservations are well known on the island paradise of Martha's Vineyard for our seven Reservations.  These include the breathtaking dune cliffs of Menemsha Hills, the birder's and bather's paradise along the wind-battered coast and salt ponds at Long Point Wildlife Refuge, three beaches and rare shorebird habitats at our Chappaquiddick Island coastal properties, and the Mytoi gardens.

 Walkers ford Roaring Brook at its Vineyard Sound outlet.
(Photo by Allison Colarusso of TTOR, 2011)

Unknown to the public at large are the Trustees' CRs on over twenty properties on the Vineyard, which help protect rare habitats from Edgartown to Chilmark.  These private properties are not open to public visitation, and so are seen by few eyes.  However, each winter, thanks to generous landowners and the effort of Vineyard Trustees' staff as guides, walks on two CR properties are organized - free to TTOR members!

These two walks, billed as the "Saving Special Places Walking Series," take place on Sundays - January 29 and February 26, from 1-3 PM.  Come (bundled up!) to enjoy beautiful views during the peaceful Vineyard off-season, and to learn fascinating details of the Vineyard's natural and human histories!  Always popular is the tour of the historic brickyard site on the north shore of Chilmark, slated this year in the 2/26 slot.  Click the link above on the tour title, for more details and to find out how to reserve your spot.

The Brickyard in its heyday.
(Photo courtesy of P.G. Harris, via the Martha's Vineyard Times, "Exploring the Brickyard in Chilmark," 1/26/2011)

The present-day Brickyard site.
(Photo by Chris Rodstrom of TTOR)

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