You've saved the Ice Pond!
A sunny Saturday in January was the perfect day to celebrate the Closing of the sale of the Ice Pond to the Land Preserve. Cookies and hot cocoa, shovelling snow off the ice, and skating with friends were things we've done, and will be able to continue to do, because of the generosity of the Island community of Peaks Island. But there is more for us to do. ...read more
Skating party video by Michelle Brown
This video was Curtis Rindlaub's response to learning that the Peaks Island's Ice Pond was in danger of being offered for sale and possible development. The owner, realising the importance of the property, approached the Land Preserve. The Island community reacted swiftly to our plea and raised the funds to buy the property and make a start to repairing the dam that creates it. A very special Island place has been protected to be enjoyed by future Islanders.
Can you identify these birds?
National Trails Day Project
Thank you all so much for the massive effort on the trail improvement projects near the Beaver Pond Trailhead on Brackett Street. It felt great to have accomplished so much in such short order.
Thanks to Steve Bushey, for organizing.
Memorial Day Bird Walk
Thank you all so much for joining Michelle Brown and the Peaks Island Land Preserve on our morning bird tour. What a perfect morning to be out! I think the combination of our prior rains, sudden sunshine and having my mother appreciating Peaks with fresh eyes made me feel extra fortunate to live in such a special place with so many special people. Michelle, many thanks for bringing us all together, for your expertise, and for getting all the birds to sing on cue. We appreciate everyone's support of the Land Preserve.
Come out of your shell. Submit your photos to our Ice Pond gallery. These turtles are basking on a tree that fell into the Ice Pond. Submit here.
Photo by Chris Cassidy.
Special thanks to Jonah Bradenday of Jonah's Donuts!
Help Curb Spread of Invasive Plants
There has been illegal dumping of yard waste on the Peaks Island Land Preserve and public lands, especially in the vicinity of Battery Steele.....more
Peaks Island Land Preserve
Peaks Island is small: 720 acres, barely a square mile. A visitor in 1975 could have walked a mile along the back shore or through the woods without seeing any houses. In recent years, our population has significantly increased and real estate development has dramatically changed the character of the island. Peaks Island Land Preserve protects the island’s natural areas and special places for the enjoyment of present and future generations.