As we near the end of August, things slow down, the island gets calm and we are able to reflect on this beautiful little slice of heaven thirty miles out to sea… and one of the most incredible places to do that is amongst the natural beauty of Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge and Great Point Lighthouse.
This Thursday, to celebrate The Trustees on ACK and what they do for our community, we have the Great Point Lighthouse Circle Celebration… a wonderful way to honor the partnership of the Nantucket community with The Trustees, and a shared commitment to conservation… and in typical blACKbook fashion, here are three things you gotta know about THE TRUSTEES…
1. THE TRUSTEES PROTECT OUR ISLAND
The Trustees is proud to help protect and preserve the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, including 1,100 acres of pristine coastline, fragile dunes, playful beaches, and precious wildlife. Comprising a pair of long, fingery peninsulas, Coskata Coatue is both a popular summer vacation destination and a fragile, wild and semi-remote coastscape. Take note, it is most easily accessible by boat or oversand vehicle, and the refuge also draws trampers and naturalists eager to observe shorebirds, raptors, and Great Point Light.
FYI… there are great ways The Trustees help us explore the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge including… a Natural History Tour, a self guided paddleboard tour, or by simply having guides out there who can give guidance to you as you explore on your own. Whether it’s fishing at Great Point or watching birds soar over the bay, Coskata is an incredible place for creating lasting memories.
2. THE TRUSTEES CARE FOR OUR COASTLINE
Did you know… Coskata-Coatue is part of a network of coastal properties that The Trustees cares for? The Trustees is the largest owner of coastline in the state, with over 70 miles under their management and care!
3. AND LUCKY FOR US, THE TRUSTEES ARE EVERYWHERE!
This gem on Nantucket is one of 116 properties that The Trustees protects and preserves throughout the state. They represent a membership of over 100,000 people who love the outdoors and the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting them, for everyone, forever.
Together with neighbors, The Trustees are able to protect the distinct character of our communities and inspire a commitment to our special places… how awesome is that!?
So join us for The Trustee’s Great Point Circle Celebration on August 25, 2016 from 5-7 pm. Travel oversand to Coskata-Coatue’s northwest peninsula on Nantucket. Guests will enjoy a beach barbecue on our ruggedly beautiful and remote coastal preserve adjacent to the Great Point Lighthouse. NOTE: All guests must have an oversand vehicle permit to get to the event. BONUS: You will be able to acquire a one day event permit for your approved oversand vehicle if necessary.