The health of our forests is the bedrock foundation for economically and environmentally sustainable rural communities along the Eastern Shore, and so our environmental stewardship role is a serious one. The mixed Acadian forest, the fields and ocean frontage of The Deanery Project are the world where we research, experiment, practice, learn, refine and teach stewardship.
Visitors learn to tap maple and birch trees, and experience the rural traditions and culture that provide richness to the experience and a stronger understanding of our rural roots (the richness isn’t just in the syrup).
We also offer the opportunities for members and visitors to learn how to build low-impact woodlands trails, develop non-timber forest products, and manage their own woodlots in the winter.
The interpretive trail we’re building with the help of our many volunteers and summer visitors links up with hundreds of kilometers of trails through crown lands and protected wilderness areas. It is perfect for tree- and plant-identification classes, or just for a nice walk (or snowshoe) in the woods.