Reserve for the
13th Annual Spring
Winetasting Dinner!
Enjoy fine dining for a
great cause on May 3rd!
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The award-winning Cape Sea Grille is once again generously hosting this very popular evening of delicious dining complemented by fine wines. Reserve for Harwich Conservation Trust’s (HCT) 13th Annual Spring Winetasting Dinner at the Cape Sea Grille Restaurant in Harwich Port on Sunday, May 3rd at 5:00 pm. This signature spring event is open to all.  The cost of $100 per person includes a multi-course dinner, fine wines, tax and gratuity.  Space is limited. Proceeds benefit HCT’s land-saving mission to preserve land that protects woods, water, wildlife and our shared quality of life in Harwich.
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3-walk series:
Monomoyick Homeland
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This popular walk series is full. Sponsored by the local land trusts in Chatham, Harwich, and Orleans as well as the Native Land Conservancy, hikers will join 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and native Wampanoag Marcus Hendricks for a fascinating series of interpretive walks describing the natural landscapes of three specific locations within the Monomoyick Homeland. They will explore the historic stories that transpired on each of these lands at the time of European first contact. And they’ll 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.

Congratulations one & all!
You saved 49 acres!
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Thanks to strong community support across Cape Cod and beyond from members, foundations and businesses, HCT successfully saved the 49-acre Pleasant Bay Woodlands in East Harwich just 1,000 feet back from Round Cove. HCT supporters helped to preserve the largest undeveloped, unprotected landscape in the Pleasant Bay watershed to protect woods, water and wildlife. Otherwise, a 40-lot subdivision could have occupied the site with groundwater flowing directly into Round Cove on Pleasant Bay.  We extend special thanks to the Pleasant Bay Challenge donors including the Wequassett Resort, The John T. Ryan, Jr. Memorial Foundation, The Friends of Pleasant Bay and three anonymous families who matched every donation dollar-for-dollar. Thank you to everyone who contributed any amount to this once-in-a-lifetime project!

All ages enjoyed owls
up close & personal
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On March 7th, the Harwich Conservation Trust hosted “Eyes on Owls” led by naturalist educators Marcia and Mark Wilson who tour the Northeast, offering audiences up-close looks at these secretive raptors. Mark, a professional photographer with The Boston Globe, led an introductory slide show. The duo then walked around with the owls tethered to their gloved hands to highlight the raptors’ habits and biology. Volunteers from the audience even got a chance to hoot alongside the owls. The Wilsons brought owls that are found locally including great-horned owl with golden irises, fiery red screech owl and the soda can-sized saw-whet owl. They also showcased owls from around the globe, including the Eurasian eagle owl and the South American spectacled owl. The barred owl with its dark charcoal-colored eyes and the striking snowy owl also made an appearance.

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: http://harwichconservationtrust.org/eyes-on-owls/#sthash.l69lwALO.dpuf