by Deneen McQueen
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
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.