Safety Vest Project

Summer is in the air, and people everywhere are lacing up their sneakers and hikers to get out on the Peninsula to boost their health and enjoy the beauty of our corner of Maine. Healthy Peninsula – proud to be celebrating our 20th anniversary – wants to make that exercise safer for everyone, including your canine companions! We have bright orange, lightweight vests free for anyone who would like one, along with coordinating orange bandanas for Rover.


To add to the fun, we invite everyone who gets a vest and/or a bandana join our summer/fall photo contest! Send us a picture and a caption showing a fun, healthy activity – wearing your vest and including you, your kids, your pets, or any combination through this link: https://forms.gle/EbQLUZcnsth5MeZs9. Two of our dedicated community volunteers, will choose 2 winners from all submissions. The third winner will be picked by you, the community, through an online voting on our Facebook page (TBA). The drawing will be on December 31, 2021.


Vests and bandanas can be reserved by emailing egarvey@healthypeninsula.org or calling 374-3257, or you can pick one up at our partner distributors: Blue Hill YMCA, Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Island Heritage Trust, Blue Hill Public Library, Stonington Public Library, Friend Memorial Library, and Witherle Memorial Library. Check in with each of our partner distributors for ways to enjoy and use your new vests – through walking groups and plenty of trails. Follow us on Facebook for more information.


Come join the fun and exercise safely! Stay tuned for additional 20th anniversary giveaways (t-shirts, tote bags) soon.