Your donation will be
matched to save 17 acres
& protect Pleasant Bay!

Click here to watch an exciting video about this critical land-saving project (please share with your friends and family!). Harwich Conservation Trust has until Jan. 10, 2017 to raise the funds necessary to purchase & preserve 17 acres in Harwich and Chatham with 1,400 feet of shoreline on Muddy Creek (Monomoy River) that flows into Pleasant Bay. If we don’t save this land, it could become a 12-lot subdivision sending nutrients into the tidal river and Pleasant Bay.

Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar until we reach $550,000, which will enable the Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) to reach its $1.6 million goal. Photo above by David Colantuono, The Cape Codder.

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Fall Winetasting Dinner
at The Port, Sunday, Oct. 16th
Click here to reserve!

Enjoy fine dining for a great cause!
Reserve today for Harwich Conservation Trust’s (HCT) Fall Winetasting Dinner at The Port Restaurant in Harwich Port on Sunday, Oct. 16th at 5:00 p.m.

The cost of $100 per person includes hors d’oeuvres, three-course dinner, fine wines, tax, and gratuity.  Space is limited.
The Port was honored by Cape Cod Life Magazine as “Best of Cape & Islands” in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2013.

Choice wines will be generously provided by Orleans Wine & Spirits.

Proceeds benefit the Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) and its mission to preserve land that protects woods, water, wildlife and our shared quality of life in Harwich.
(Photo of courtesy of Nancy Shoemaker)

$100.00 per person (includes multi-course dinner, fine wines, tax & gratuity)

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Sunday, Oct. 23rd:
Mushroom Walk
(free, but pre-register)


Join Harwich Conservation Trust walk leader Wesley Price for a walk and talk at the beautiful D. Isabel Smith Monomoy River Conservation Lands on Sunday October 23rd from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The walk will begin with a brief 15 minute talk on the ecological significance of the watershed, followed by a leisurely hour long mycologically (mushroom) focused walk/talk.

Mr. Price studied biology as an undergraduate and is currently working on a master’s degree in sustainable design.  He founded the Cape Cod Mycological Society in 2013 with the goal of inspiring a deeper understanding and respect for the ecosystems which support the biodiversity of life on earth. This walk is free, but space is limited as this walk is limited to 20 participants, so pre-registration is required by emailing


Fall Walk Series,
The First People: Before &
After the First Encounter

Join 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and native Wampanoag/Nipmuc Marcus Hendricks on a series of walks exploring the lives of the First People local to this area and the circumstances that led up to their first encounter with the Pilgrims. We will then examine the consequences of interactions that followed up to the time of King Philip’s War in 1675.  The Harwich Conservation Trust, Wellfleet Conservation Trust, Truro Conservation Trust, and Native Land Conservancy have partnered to offer this unique walk series. The land trusts in each of the three towns preserve natural lands within their communities while the Native Land Conservancy preserves natural lands across eastern Massachusetts. Formed in 2013, the Native Land Conservancy is the first native-led land trust established east of the Mississippi River.   (Photo of Wampanoag/Nipmuc Marcus Hendricks, courtesy of Rick Moriarty)

$45.00 for the series (if you join one or all three walks, it’s a one-time fee of $45.00)

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The Wilsons bring owls that are found locally including great-horned owl with golden irises, red morph screech owl and the soda can-sized saw-whet owl. They also showcase owls from around the globe, including the Eurasian eagle owl (largest owl species in the world) and the South American spectacled owl. The barred owl with its dark charcoal-colored eyes and the striking snowy owl will also make an appearance. – See more at: