2017 Guided Walks
Saturday, February 4th 2-4pm
Phillip's Preserve, Vineyard Haven (Meet at the Wakeman Center in Vineyard Haven - see directions below)
Join Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation staff for a guided walk of Phillips Preserve located on the west side of Lake Tashmoo in Tisbury. Enjoy walking the 68 acre wooded oak and pitch pine forest, notable for its hilly glacial topography as the land slopes down to the shore of Aunt Rhoda’s Pond, a bay connected to Lake Tashmoo with scenic views. This program is free and open to the public as part of the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation’s ongoing Education Programs.Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation is the largest non-profit land conservation organization based on Martha’s Vineyard. Its mission is to conserve the natural, beautiful, rural landscape and character of Martha’s Vineyard for present and future generations. Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation owns 2,075 acres of conservation land and holds conservation restrictions on over 825 acres.
Properties are located in each of the island towns. The larger properties host miles of public trails and a number of properties are used for agriculture. As part of its ongoing education programs, Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation leads free guided walks, organizes free public lectures, and offers free curriculum-based educational programs to all island public schools.
Directions: Park and Meet at the Wakeman Center in Vineyard Haven, located at the end of Helen Ave off of Lower Lambert’s Cove Road, and shuttle to the nearby preserve. Parking is limited to only 2 cars at the Phillips Preserve with no space for additional parking, so please make sure to meet at the Wakeman Center.
Saturday, May 13th 10am-12pm
Tom's Neck Farm, Chappaquiddick - joint walk with the Martha's Vineyard Land Bank
Summer Walk I
Thursday, July 20th 9-11am
Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary, West Tisbury
Summer Walk II
Wednesday, August 9th 9-11am
Brightwood Park, Vineyard Haven
Saturday, October 21 10am-12pm
location to be finalized
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