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.

Click here to learn more!


Saturday, Sept. 10th:
Wildlands Music
and Art Stroll!
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Sponsored by HCT, please join our 4th annual ‘Wildlands Music & Art Stroll’ on Saturday, Sept. 10! We are excited to offer this unique outdoor event that blends music, art, and nature. Stroll HCT’s 66-acre Robert F. Smith Cold Brook Preserve and watch as members of the Guild of Harwich Artists paint ‘en plein air.’ Listen as local musicians play jazz, classical, and folk music on the original “piano in the woods” as well as guitar, clarinet, and other instruments.  Ice cream will be available for sale provided by The Local Scoop!

Park at Monomoy Regional High School (75 Oak Street) and take one of our courtesy shuttle buses to the event just five minutes away.

Day/date: Saturday, Sept. 10th
Rain cancels.
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Suggested admission: $5.00 per person

Directions:  Please park at Monomoy Regional High School located at 75 Oak Street, Harwich, 02645.

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Free, guided walk: Aug. 19
Birds & Butterflies
of Thompson’s Field

American Lady on Cone Flower at TFJanetDiMattia_opt
Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), join Town of Harwich Conservation Administrator Amy Usowski on Friday, August 19th (10:00 – 11:30 a.m.) for a walk to learn about the natural history, birds, butterflies (photo of American lady above by Janet DiMattia), and other pollinators of Thompson’s Field.  This walk is free, but please register in advance by emailing .

From Rt. 39, take Chatham Road southeast 0.75 mile to a parking area on the left (opposite Walton Road).



September Walk Series
Explore Native
Monomoyick Territory

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) and the local land trusts in Chatham and Orleans as well as the Native Land Conservancy, join 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and native Nipmuc/Wampanoag Marcus Hendricks for a fascinating series of interpretive walks describing the natural landscapes of three specific locations within the centuries old Monomoyick Territory. Explore the historic stories that unfolded on each of these lands at the time of European first contact. Consider the lives of the First People and how dramatically their lives and the land itself were influenced and altered during this brief window of time in the seventeenth century. (Photo above courtesy of Charles Burke)

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

Click here to learn more about the series & reserve!

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: