Voters Approve Article 38
at May 2nd Town Meeting

At the May 2, 2016 Harwich Town Meeting, voters unanimously passed Article 38 authorizing $500,000 in Town Community Preservation Act funds toward the Muddy Creek Headwaters Land Preservation Project. The goal of the project is to preserve 17 acres (~14 acres in E. Harwich & ~3 acres in Chatham) with approx. 1,400 feet of shoreline on Muddy Creek that flows into Pleasant Bay at Jackknife Cove. Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) is very grateful for such strong voter support of the project and continues to work toward a purchase agreement with the Marini family that owns the land. After an agreement is reached, then HCT will endeavor to raise the balance between the Town contribution and the purchase price to:
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2nd Annual Harwich
Tour de Trash
Clean-up: April 30th

Interested volunteers should sign up using the link below to join us on Saturday, April 30th for the 2nd Annual Tour de Trash! The Harwich Conservation Trust, in partnership with the Town Conservation Department, will be leading volunteers who will fan out across Harwich to pick up trash for a thorough spring cleaning! Again, interested volunteers should sign up at the link below. Check in will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Monomoy Regional High School (75 Oak Street, Harwich, 02645), and the trash pick-up will be from 10:00 am to noon. Following the clean-up at noon, volunteers will be provided with lunch. Please wear a bright colored shirt (safety vests will be provided), boots or closed-toe shoes, and bring work gloves (disposable, non-latex {nitrile which is a synthetic rubber} gloves will be available). Sign up below, which will give us a head count for equipment and lunch. We will send you an email reminder before the event.
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Saturday, May 7th
Orienteering Workshop

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), join naturalist Todd Kelley for a hands-on workshop on how to use a compass and read a map. We will follow a course where you will get to apply practical reasoning and decision-making skills in land navigation basics in order to always stay found—-even without a smartphone!  A compass will be provided for workshop use.
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Rain Date: Sunday, May 8, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $15.00 per person
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Wildlife Tracking
Workshop: May 21st!

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), join naturalist and tracking instructor Todd Kelley on Saturday, May 21st from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. for a workshop in the Bell’s Neck Conservation Lands on how to identify wildlife and their tracks by interpreting the clues left behind by wildlife such as otter, fox, coyote, deer, raccoon, muskrat, skunk and maybe even mink. Workshop materials will be provided including a land mammal species checklist for Cape Cod.  You will receive directions along with your reservation confirmation email.  Rain date is Sunday, May 22nd, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15.00 per person.
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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: