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Creators of Manomet’s new wildlife sanctuary celebrate long road to completion

After years of planning and preparation, the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Manomet is almost ready for visitors. Saturday, the land’s former owners, Evan Schulman and Glorianna Davenport celebrated the completion of the project with a gathering in what was once a cranberry bog. Only a week earlier, the land had become the property of Mass Audubon, which will now manage it. There are still a few details to be worked out before visitors are welcomed onto the land in early November. People driving on Beaver Dam Road have probably noticed the signs that have gone up, as well as the disappearance of the red garage that used to sit across from the former cranberry bog on the west side of the road. Continue Reading →

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Mass Audubon to buy Tidmarsh Farms

Mass Audubon has reached its fundraising goal and will be able to purchase the Tidmarsh Farms in Manomet. According to a post on the organization’s website, the group has raised the $3.6 million it needed. It plans to finalize the sale later this summer and open it to the public sometime in the fall.   Continue Reading →

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Help count herring at Tidmarsh Farms

The Living Observatory at Tidmarsh Farms is looking for volunteers to help count herring this April and May. No experience is  necessary, but volunteers must commit to a regular schedule. Sign up if you are interested in learning more or helping out.  Or e-mail info@livingobservatory.org for questions. Continue Reading →

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Build a home for an owl at Tidmarsh Farms

The Herring Ponds Watershed Association is holding a  screech owl and bluebird nest box building workshop a the Barn at Tidmarsh West on February 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to noon. All wood parts will be precut from rough-sawn wood. Tools and fasteners will be available to assemble on the spot or to take home. Species habits and box placement advice will be dispensed. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Build a home for an owl at Tidmarsh Farms

The Herring Ponds Watershed Association is holding a  screech owl and bluebird nest box building workshop a the Barn at Tidmarsh West on February 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to noon. All wood parts will be precut for from rough-sawn wood. Tools and fasteners will be available to assemble on the spot or to take home. Species habits and box placement advice will be dispensed. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Tidmarsh Farms isn’t open to the public…yet

Tidmarsh Farms East isn’t open for business quite yet. Residents used to walking the property before its restoration, sometimes with their pets, have been venturing back onto the site now that the earth-moving equipment has been removed, according to Tidmarsh Farms Trustee Glorianna Davenport.  Now that the big trucks have left, the project has shifted focus to planting in upland areas, which Davenport called a “sensitive time for the project” in an e-mail. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Town Meeting buys a Manomet bog

Cranberry Bog in Manomet

Town Meeting overwhelmingly voted Saturday to purchase 127 acres of land off Beaver Dam Road that includes a cranberry bog, along with a piece of land that extends into the Pine Hills. The vote to spend $599,000 of Community Preservation money was 113-6. The town is adding $51,000 of grant money to that figure and will receive $375,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture to restore the area, accoridng to Environmental Affairs Director David Gould. The bog has already been taken out of commission. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Mass Audubon looks for support to take over Tidmarsh Farms

Mass Audubon wants to take over Tidmarsh Farms, the nearly complete 600-acre ecological restoration project in Manomet, and turn it into its newest wildlife sanctuary. In order to do that, they need to raise $3.6 million by next June. That’s the deadline to receive a $1 million state grant they were awarded. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Tidmarsh Farms walk postponed until Sunday, October 2

The tour of Tidmarsh Farms, scheduled for Saturday, October 1 has been postponed to Sunday, October 2 due to the rain expected on Saturday. Tidmarsh Farms’ owners and Mass Audubon naturalists will lead a guided walk and talk about Tidmarsh Farms, the site of the largest freshwater restoration in Massachusetts and a potential new Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Community Preservation Committee wants to buy Manomet bog

Cranberry Bog in Manomet

A familiar sight to Manomet residents may become the town’s next open space purchase if the Community Preservation Committee has its way. The CPC is looking to spend $599,000 on a large cranberry bog on the west side of Beaver Dam Road. The 127-acre purchase would also include a plot of land that extends into the Pine Hills. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Tidmarsh Farms founders honored by Gulf of Maine Council

Glorianna Davenport and Evan Schulman, founders of the Living Observatory at Tidmarsh Farms in Manomet received a Visionary Award for Massachusetts from the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment. Living Observatory (LO) is a collaborative of scientists, artists and wetland restoration practitioners engaged in the documenting, interpreting and revealing aspects of change as it accompanies the Tidmarsh Farms Restoration Project, the largest freshwater wetland restoration project to date in Massachusetts. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Plymouth man arrested for driving truck into Tidmarsh Farms

A 49-year-old Plymouth man was charged with trespassing after allegedly driving his SUV into Tidmarsh Farms and getting it stuck, Friday morning. According to Captain John Rogers, the man drove his Mitsubishi Montero onto the property of the wetlands reclamation project, ignoring signs that it was closed to motor vehicles. He then, Rogers said, took his car off road and got stuck. (more…) Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS: Taking a tour of Tidmarsh Farms

Visitors got a look at the Tidmarsh Farms restoration project on Saturday as the gates were open for a two-hour tour led by Trustee Glorianna Davenport. About 40 people took advantage of the opportunity to look at the project. The grounds, currently a work site, are normally closed to the public. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Take a tour of Tidmarsh Farms on Saturday

On Saturday, January 2, Tidmarsh Farms will hold a walk, open to the public, on the restoration site. The walk, at 11:30 a.m., will highlight the restoration approach, work that has been completed to date, and what is in store for the future.  Good footwear — especially rubber boots — is recommended. The site is very wet. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Federal grant final financial piece for Tidmarsh Farms puzzle

Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton announced the Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration received a $790,290 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  for the restoration of 250 acres of coastal freshwater wetlands in Plymouth. This funding is the final amount needed for the Tidmarsh Restoration Project, the largest freshwater wetlands restoration effort to date in Massachusetts. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of April 14

On the Agenda is a weekly list of town meetings that include topics that may be of particular interest to residents of Manomet and the Pinehills. Thursday, April 18
Manomet Village Steering Committee, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

This meeting is at the request of Tidmarsh Farms and dedicated entirely to a televised presentation of their research, investigations, designs, progress and status of a headwater recovery, two hundred acre wetland restoration, conversion brooks to cold water fisheries and groundwater quality preservation
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POLL: Do you support the Tidmarsh Farms project?

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