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Experience our exciting MULTI MEDIA LECTURE showcasing Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary:

Saturday, March 11, 2017  2:00-4:00pm                                                        

Oak Bluffs Library, 56R School St in Oak Bluffs



Voted Best of the Vineyard Nature Walk for 5 years in a row!

Free and Open to the Public 

 Experience all 4 seasons of the Vineyard’s favorite nature walk, Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary, in under 2 hours! The Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation invites you to join them on a Virtual Guided Walk of this stunning property while seated in a warm comfy library chair. The afternoon will be a multimedia event geared to both the young and the young at heart, with spectacular photos and drone footage.

This multi media presentation will share the beauty, history, flora and fauna found along the many trails of Cedar Tree Neck. It’s perfect for people who’d like an armchair tour, as well as for those who want to deepen their enjoyment when they next visit Cedar Tree Neck in West Tisbury.

The Vineyard Sound waves beat against the boulders, beach grasses bend before salt-laden breezes, stunted American beeches bear wooden witness to a constant, sculpting wind, and fresh water tumbles down a rocky streambed to meet the sea. Visitors find these scenes at Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary as well as excellent examples of the habitats and vistas that make Martha’s Vineyard such a special place. A one-time visitor here can get a sense of the varied natural endowment of the Vineyard; a seasoned naturalist could spend a lifetime pursuing the secrets of the Sanctuary’s diverse flora and fauna.

Adam Moore will be the principal speaker to guide us through the seasons of Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary. Mr. Moore has served as the Executive Director of Sheriff's Meadow Foundation since 2008. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association, and as the land superintendent for the Martha's Vineyard Land Bank Commission. He earned a BA in biology from Yale and a master of forestry degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He is the author of the 2015 critically acclaimed book A Year on Martha’s Vineyard.

Kristen Fauteux will join Mr Moore in this multimedia presentation. Ms. Fauteux is the Director of Stewardship overseeing all Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation properties, and her career with Sheriff’s Meadow has spanned over 12 years. She recently earned her Master of Science in Resource Management and Conservation from Antioch University, and she also holds a B.A. in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic. Ms Fauteux is an expert on ecological restoration, environmental sciences and botany.

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 organizer for this lecture, and 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. 

For more information about the upcoming lecture or other programs, please contact Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation at 508-693-5207 or

Free and open to the public.