What’s in Plymouth Harbor?

What’s in Plymouth Harbor that shouldn’t be there? Plymouth South High School students and other volunteers found out on October 29, 2016. Gathering at Long Beach to participate in COASTSWEEP as part of Plymouth’s Hometown Cleanup, they scoured the shoreline facing the harbor for marine debris that had washed up onshore. Every piece of trash […]

Fun at Summer in Winter!

What is the best thing about winter break? Some kids might say, no school!, but dozens willingly flocked back to school for nature discovery and learning during Goldenrod Foundation’s Summer in Winter festival at Plymouth South High School where we bring our summer fun indoors in February. The Beach Ambassadors, Goldenrod’s volunteers, showed up in full force to run […]

O is for Osprey: A Conservation Success Story

  The third presentation in our winter speaker series, Making Waves in Coastal Conservation, features Dorie Stolley, Goldenrod Foundation’s Program Manager, who will speak about a familiar Plymouth summer resident: the Osprey or fish hawk. Her talk is on February 13 at 2 p.m. at Brewster Chapel, Church Street, Plymouth. Viewing this map of the location is […]

Jan. 30: High School Students and Conservation in Connecticut

The Audubon WildLife Guards: A Coastal Stewardship and Youth Conservation Training Program Join us for the second presentation in our winter speaker series, Making Waves in Coastal Conservation, featuring Corrie Folsom-O’Keefe, Coordinator of the Important Bird Areas Program for Audubon Connecticut (Audubon CT), a state office of the National Audubon Society. Her talk starts at 2 p.m. […]

Speaker Series to Begin on January 16

It’s time again for the annual speaker series: Making Waves in Coastal Conservation. Experts will present innovative ideas, exemplary projects and new technologies involving coastal wildlife, water and habitat conservation. There is no cost, and all are welcome to attend. Talks will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. every other Saturday from January […]

Marine Debris Identified, Counted and Removed During COASTSWEEP

What’s in the waters of Cape Cod and Plymouth Bays? We found out on October 25. Less than a mile from Plymouth Rock, thirty-four volunteers joined me on Long Beach to participate in COASTSWEEP, a Massachusetts-wide effort to identify, count and remove marine debris, which can be harmful – even deadly – to humans and wildlife, reduce […]

Volunteers Invited to Join in COASTSWEEP on Long Beach on Oct. 25

Since 1987, volunteers throughout Massachusetts have turned out for the annual COASTSWEEP cleanup organized by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM). Each September and October, thousands of volunteers collect tons of trash from beaches, marshes, riverbanks and the seafloor. And, since 2010, volunteers have been cleaning up their favorite parks, beaches, trails and […]

World Shorebirds Day Field Trip Results

On World Shorebirds Day –  September 6 – hundreds of ardent birders across the globe identified and counted their local shorebirds. In Plymouth, Massachusetts, Soheil Zendeh and Dorie Stolley led a trip for Goldenrod Foundation on Long Beach with 13 participants including Lisa Schibley of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN). (Photo above by […]

Roll up your Sleeves for Plymouth’s 11th Hometown Cleanup

Spring has finally arrived and that means Hometown Cleanup is fast approaching! The melting snow has revealed an ugly spectacle of garbage in our favorite parks and gardens, along trails and roadsides and at the beach. As flowers bloom and the osprey incubate their eggs, people all over Plymouth will pick up trash to beautify […]

Watch Fins, Flippers and Fish on Ustream, March 16, 7 p.m.

Great white sharks have been making waves recently in local media as their numbers increase in the waters around Cape Cod. Teacher, naturalist, author and photographer Peter Trull will reveal the intriguing relationships between this charismatic apex predator, its major local food source – gray seals, and humans. Trull’s striking photographs along with evocative historic […]