Edible Notables

by Deneen McQueen

Kayak training provided by Billington Sea Kayaks of Plymouth.

Kayak training provided by Billington Sea Kayaks of Plymouth.

What’s so special about the Pine Barrens of Massachusetts? They are a pristine, yet fragile resource. Their globally unique eco-region contains trees, swamps, and ponds that support rare plant and animal species that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The South Eastern Pine Barrens Alliance (SEMPBA) is a non-profit, all volunteer group, working towards preserving this biodiversity to assure its sustainability for future generations.

To raise awareness of their plight, SEMPBA is once again hosting the very successful Pine Fest, a multi-cultural event offering outdoor activities, educational and interactive play. A day full of fun for all ages; ethnic food, music, and dancing. You can try your hand at archery, kayaking, or artisan crafts. If you are really brave you might try cooking over an open fire, navigating trails with your phone’s GPS, or learning how to raise worms. Where else can you blend appreciation for the environment, respect for native peoples, history, and archaeology?

May 30, 2015 10:00am to 4pm

SEMPBA Pine Fest

South Eastern Pine Barrens Alliance

Charge Pond Campground Pavilion
Myles Standish State Forest
Cranberry Road
Carver MA 02330

Deneen McQueen is the owner of a Health Coaching business for fabulous women, and can be reached at www.WholeSoulWellness.com. When not working or dancing, she is a regular at the Corner Stop and has put composting lessons and nature hikes in the Pine Barrens on her bucket list.