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VCS Earth Day
April 16, 2011
10:00 - 12:00 p.m
Choose your favorite beach! Volunteers will be there with everything you need.
State Beach, Bend in the Road
State Beach, Little Bridge
Town Beach (SSA to Pay Beach and Inkwell)
VH Harbor, at Tisbury Texaco
Lagoon Pond, Town Landing
Owen Park Beach
Lake St. Landing
Lambert’s Cove Beach
Cedar Tree Neck
Join VCS for a lunch party at SBS following the Beach Clean-Up!
Free kids raffles for gift certificates to Riley’s Reads!
Quotes of the Week
Remains of Swan Pond on Chappy
"The coastline is primarily made up of a matrix of beaches and salt
marsh plant communities which must be able to move and change shape to
stay vibrant, healthy and diverse." By Seth S. Wilkinson, Restoration Ecologist
"While various private protective structures can be effective in
temporarily protecting shorelines and associated buildings, none will be
-Great Lakes Commission
Eco-Toilet Summit: “From Waste to Wealth”
Saturday March 19, 12:30-4:30 P.M.
East Falmouth Elementary School, FREE
The hidden cost of land development is coming home to
roost. Nitrogen from septic systems is polluting surface waters. Towns
on the Cape and Islands are scrambling with multi-million dollar sewage
treatment remediation choices.
Most people are unaware that more than 80% of the nitrogen in the waste
stream comes from urine. One promising approach to tackling the
nitrogen challenge therefore involves new toilet designs that separate
nitrogen from the waste stream. This program will be moderated by former
state Rep. Matt Patrick, and include speakers from the alternative
system manufacturers Clivus Multrum, Ecovita, along with Earle Barnhart
from the New Alchemy Co-housing/Green Center. Contact Hilde
Maingay/Earle Barnhart TheGreatWorkInc@comcast.net
Martha's Vineyard Commission
Thursday, April 7, 2010, 7:00 P.M.
Place: Martha’s Vineyard Commission, Stone Building, 33 New York Avenue, Oak Bluffs
Island Wind DCPC of proposed regulations to govern the Ocean Zone in the Town of Edgartown
Martha's Vineyard Commission
Thursday, April 7, 2010, 7:15 P.M.
Place: Martha’s Vineyard Commission, Stone Building 33 New York Avenue, Oak Bluffs
Town of Aquinnah DCPC
Conformance of proposed
amendments to regulations
Organic Lawns Workshop
Thursday, April 7
UMASS is sponsoring "Organic Lawns for Homeowners" workshops at various
locations around the state, including New Bedford and Hyannis, starting
April 7. Each workshop is three hours long and taught by an accredited
professional. For information, contact Kathy Litchfield at Kathy@nofamass.org
In Season Recipe
Baked Perch with Parmesan
2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon basil
1 pound local perch
1 tablespoon butter melted
In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, paprika
and basil. Brush fish fillets with butter, then dip into the crumb
mixture. Place in a greased baking pan. bake, uncovered, at 500 degrees F
for 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.