Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sears Island Conservation Easement


  • Several miles of shoreline to explore — sand, rocks, ledges
  • Freshwater streams and wetlands
  • Vernal pools and tidal pools
  • Forests and fern meadows, wildflowers and berries
  • 168 species of birds sighted — a stop along migratory flyway
  • Fishing, clamming
  • Hiking, snowshoeing on peripheral and wooded inland trails
  • Scenic vistas of Penobscot Bay
  • Picnicking, swimming
  • Bike riding
  • Kayaking
  • Family outings
  • Discovering history preserved in stone walls and old foundations
  • Special features:
  • Habitat for 28 mammal species, 9 amphibian and reptile species
  • Diverse ecosystems providing a living lab for environmental studies:
  • Glacial erratics and huge old trees
  • Accessibility to non-boating public

Fall Volunteer Opportunities

To help FOSI fulfill its stewardship mission we need to increase our active membership and volunteer base to cover many different activities:

  • regular trail maintenance and an Adopt-a-Trail program;
  • publicity and community outreach;
  • regular recreational and educational activities;
  • special events;
  • grant writing

Leaders and followers will be welcomed!