Monhegan Associates, Inc. Summer Newsletter 2016
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President's Welcome

Happy Summer from Monhegan! While we could definitely use more moisture, the Island is again awash with color, the headland vistas beckon, and the forest canopy of the Island’s northern  half is bathed in summer solstice light.

Looking forward, we currently are updating our Forest Stewardship Plan, which we believe is central to thoughtfully establishing priorities and taking appropriate actions. In addition, we are refreshing our “look” through the Monhegan Associates logo contest described later in this newsletter. Further, we are selectively seeking greater synergies with mission consistent organizations beyond Monhegan where exchanging best practices and maintaining effective alliances make good sense. Lastly, while we ultimately were not able to retain a resident Forest Steward for 2016, our leadership will strive to add an appropriate resource to our team next year.

Our 400 plus acres of Wild Lands and Headlands await you and, as always, we sincerely appreciate you supporting us in perpetuating this special Island and its “simple, friendly way of life”.

Glenn Burdick

President, Monhegan Associates

Island House Tours

August 10th 
Featuring the homes of:

Bruce & Candis Kerns, 

Norma & Jim Kaplis, 

Ed Deci, 

Emily Morse,

Bruce & Olga Hausser,

Tommy Moulton

Tickets $20 available at the Lupine Gallery.

Save the date!

Trails Updates

Last fall the Monhegan Forestry Crew, led by Rebecca FitzPatrick, completed both trails and invasive management projects. They finished the rerouting of the Pebble Beach Trail #14 using skills they learned from our trails consultant Lester Kenway. They also rebuilt the bridge on Trail #1 at Gull Cove under his direction. They improved the stone work on the Lobster Cove Trail, dug up loosestrife roots at Lobster Cove, cut bittersweet vines, maintained waterbars, built waterbars on the north and south sides of Whitehead and rebuilt sections of bog bridges that needed repair.


Trail 14 Grand Re-Opening:

On June 28th in celebration of the opening of a brand new stretch of Trail, members and officers of the Monhegan Associates Inc, Forestry Crew leader Rebecca FitzPatrick, and Crew members joined together at the base of Trail #14, on Pebble Beach. Cookies and Lemonade were generously supplied by the Trailing Yew.


Sierra Club Visit

From June 5-11 2016 the Sierra Club worked with the Ecology Committee, the Trails Committee and the Community Farm on several projects. On Underhill Trail #3 they cut bittersweet and barberry, on Alder Trail #6 and Maple Trail #16 they cut barberry, at Calf Cove they removed washed up debris, and they helped the Community Farm by laying cardboard and seaweed to suppress Japanese Knotweed and prepare the Pumpkin Patch for planting.  





Other volunteer groups will be visiting the island during the summer including the Kawanhees, Boy Scouts of America, and Lincoln academy. Invasive clearing led by Summer intern Rebecca FitzPatrick takes place weekly on Tuesday and Wednesday at 9am. In addition every Friday at 9am, the Trails Committee, led by Fred Grey and Rick Cameron, work on trail maintenance with volunteers who meet at the trails shed. Keeping the trails open for visitors is the priority and requires many hours of work all during the growing season.

2017 Calendars are here!

Get yours at The Lupine Gallery, The Island Inn and the Monhegan Brewery. A $20.00 cost is a bargain for unique photos from islanders and annual visitors!

Annual Meeting

Monhegan Associates, Inc. will hold its annual meeting on August 19th at 7:00pm at the Monhegan School.

All are welcome!


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