Island Updates

The Big Burn

 Walt and Jason Day start the pile burning

Walt and Jason Day start the pile burning

On Sunday, the 9th of February, 2014, many years of debris that had been appropriately piled along the south end of the island was finally burned!  The debris ran the gamut from endless hours of volunteer trail maintenance to old pallets and cast away material from many of the renovations that have occured as we update our facilities on the island.  The weather was ideal, with light breezes out of the north and snow forecasted overnight.  With the help of Jason, Walt, and Alex Day, Mike Mesko, Owen Williams, Barney, Maddie, and Sam Hallowell, Alice Anderson, Hannah Tannebring, and Ben Hoops the large pile swiftly vanished to expose the magical views from the south end.  It is our hope to use this space to continue establishing vegetable gardens on the island using straw bales as our growing medium.

 A view of the blaze from the cliffs above the quarry

A view of the blaze from the cliffs above the quarry

 The remains of the burn pile show a new vista from Hurricane!

The remains of the burn pile show a new vista from Hurricane!

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