The 2016 Annual Report for the past year is now available for viewing! It was quite a year for our organization. Learn all about our programs, projects, accomplishments, and see lots of great photos by clicking the image below:
Friends of Sears Island Annual Meeting
Saturday, January 14, 2017—1:30 p.m.
Union Hall, Searsport Town Office (2nd Floor)
1 Union Street, Searsport
Presentation by Aleta McKeage:
“Putting Our Stewardship and Science Plan into Action”
Refreshments will be served.
Please join us!
Join Friends of Sears Island on Saturday, September 10th from 10am-12pm for a morning of environmental stewardship for all ages. We will be hosting a Maine Coastweek beach clean-up. Coastal Cleanup takes place each September and is Maine’s largest single volunteer event. Continue reading Coastal Clean-Up and Stewardship Day on September 10th
Friends of Sears Island will be hosting a nature walk titled “Medicinal Plants: Family Care and Clinical Applications” on Thursday, September 1st from 10am-12pm. The program will be led by Steve Byers, a practicing herbalist trained in Western Herbalism and Traditional Chinese Medicine. On this walk we will discuss the incredible variety of medicinal trees, shrubs, and plants on Sears island including native and invasive species. Plant conservation and sustainable harvest as well as dosage, time of harvest, and proper identification will be discussed.
Continue reading Medicinal Plants Walk with Steve Byers
Over 30 works of art by Maine artists will be featured at FOSI’s upcoming 10th Anniversary Celebration and Benefit Art Auction! To view our auction catalog with a comprehensive list of the artists and pieces that will available, click the link below. Continue reading Art Auction to Feature Over 30 Pieces by Maine Artists!
The earth history of coastal Maine will be on display during a geology walk offered by Friends of Sears Island on Thursday, August 25th from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Ryan Gordon, a geologist with the Maine Geological Survey, will be presenting a walk titled “The Geology of Sears Island: From Rock and Clay to Pockmarks in Belfast Bay.” Ryan will lead participants on a walk to investigate glacial erratics, moraines, metamorphosed bedrock, and discuss what lies below the waves just offshore. Continue reading Geology Walk with Ryan Gordon