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!
This video was recorded during a bird walk led by Cloe Chunn during the Discover Trails of Searsport Day in May.
Continue reading Video of Friends of Sears Island Bird Walk
Mark Your Calendar!
Please join Friends of Sears Island as we celebrate our 10th anniversary!
Art Auction, Wine and Appetizers
Captain A.V. Nickels Inn
Friday, August 19, 5:00—7:00 p.m.
$25/person (Proceeds will support FOSI’s conservation & education programs on Sears Island.)
We have work representing 15 artists so far, and more is being added every day!
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 855-430-2882.
Hope to see you there!
Join Friends of Sears Island for yoga on the beach with Missy Hatch, Wednesday July 27th from 10am-11:15am. Using the beach environment as our base, Missy will engage partcipants in a lighthearted exploration of movement and stretching, taking advantage of whatever the natural world has to offer for support. This class is for anyone able to walk on the beach. It will be geared for adults but attentive children are also welcome. Missy Hatch has been teaching yoga since 1989. She hikes and loves being outside. No matter the surroundings, there are always stretches that can be done; being unconventional is the fun part.
This event is free and open to the public. Sears Island is on Sears Island Road off Route 1 just east of Searsport. Participants should park along the causeway at the end of the road and meet at the kiosk near the island gate by 10:00 am. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a beach towel and water. Please no pets for this event. For more information, visit www.friendsofsearsisland.org, www.facebook.com/friendsofsearsisland, or call Ashley at 975-3878.
Friends of Sears Island to Host Wildflower Walk
Friends of Sears Island is hosting a spring wildflower walk on Sunday, May 22nd from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Naturalist Wanda Garland will lead participants on an exploration to identify spring wildflowers, as well as other native plants, trees and shrubs along the way. A former biology teacher and master botanist, Wanda has a reputation as an engaging program leader with a wealth of knowledge to share. Come and enjoy her dynamic style while taking in the beauty of some early blooms! Continue reading Friends of Sears Island to Host Wildflower Walk
May 14th: 7am-1pm – Are you interested in finding new trails to explore in Searsport? Do you want to learn more about conservation, natural history, and fun volunteer opportunities in the surrounding area? Join Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Friends of Sears Island, and Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition to Discover the Trails of Searsport! Continue reading Discover the Trails of Searsport Day
2015 was an exciting and very productive year for Friends of Sears Island.
View and download the 2015 Annual Report here.
Friends of Sears Island has updated its strategic plan to include the years 2016 through 2020.
Friends of Sears Island Strategic Plan 2016-2020
The mission of the Friends of Sears Island (FOSI) is to support permanent protection of Sears Island’s environmental and cultural resources; preserve its marine, shoreline, and forest ecosystems; and encourage educational and low-impact recreational uses of the island.
Continue reading 2016-2020 Strategic Plan
Despite foggy conditions, on a recent Bird Walk on Sears Island, co-sponsored by Friends of Sears Island and the Belfast Bay Watershed Coaltion, birders were able to identify the 29 different birds listed below, either by sight, sound or both. Click on our Amazing Birds of Sears Island Slideshow link to see photos of many of them, taken by Karl Gerstenberger.
Continue reading Bird Walk Yields Identification of 29 Birds