Help Save the Last Lot Next to Coy’s Brook Woodlands

With your help, we can save the last wooded lot tucked next to Coy’s Brook Woodlands. If we can raise $180,000 by December 31, 2019, then we can preserve this final piece of a very scenic and ecologically diverse conservation puzzle. For historical land-saving context, let’s travel back in time to 1997 when a 15-lot […] Read more »

Guided Walk: First People & the Pilgrims, Oct. 19, 2019

Click here to reserve. About this walk: Corn Hill and Myles Standish’s Foray into the Interior Leading up to the First Encounter of 1620  Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and Truro Conservation Trust, join 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and native Nipmuc/Wampanoag Marcus Hendricks for a fascinating walk in the National Seashore to explore […] Read more »

RSVP by July 31st for HCT Annual Meeting on Aug. 12th (space is limited)

Space is limited for this event, so please register by emailing: HCT members, please join our 31st Annual Meeting & Celebration on Monday, August 12th from 4:30-7:00 p.m. generously hosted by the Wequassett Resort on Pleasant Bay. We’ll honor the Garden Club of Harwich as HCT’s 2019 Conservationist of the Year and we’ll honor […] Read more »

Native Monomoyick History Walk: Sept. 14, 2019

Please click here to reserve. About this walk: Tisquantum and Bradford at Monomoit Bay 1622 Saturday, September 14th, East Harwich 10:00am – 12:00pm (rain date: Sunday, Sept. 15th) Join 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and native Nipmuc/Wampanoag Marcus Hendricks for a fascinating walk in East Harwich within old Monomoyick Territory. Consider the lives of […] Read more »

History Walk: Henry Beston & the Outermost House

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust & Eastham Conservation Foundation, join a walk exploring “the earth and outer sea” of Henry Beston’s “The Outermost House.” Beston’s book, a Cape Cod literary classic published 90 years ago, captured the essence of Cape Cod’s “Great Beach” and served as an inspiration for the establishment of the Cape Cod […] Read more »

Meadow Restoration Takes Root & Blooms

Thanks to widespread support from the Cape Cod community in 2017, HCT was able to purchase and preserve approx. 17 acres with about 1,400 feet of shoreline on Muddy Creek that flows into Pleasant Bay. See the map at right to view the 17-acre landscape (shown in red) in the context of Muddy Creek and […] Read more »

Volunteer Woodworkers Build Trailhead Kiosk

The timberframe kiosk at the 15-acre Cornelius Pond Woodlands newly preserved by Harwich Conservation Trust is in place thanks to volunteer time and skills provided by the Chatham-Harwich Newcomers Woodworkers Club. The group gathered over a few mornings to measure, saw, and hammer together the sturdy structure which will house a trail map and other […] Read more »

June 25, 2019: Volunteer Trail Work in Bell’s Neck

To register: To volunteer with trail trimming work in Bell’s Neck on Tuesday, June 25th (9:00 – 11:00 a.m.), please email:  We will email you registration confirmation and include directions. About this volunteer activity: With summer comes a proliferation of new plant growth, so it’s time to trim the trails again. Please join Ben […] Read more »

FULL–June 12th: Piping Plover Walk

Sorry, this event is now full. Stay tuned to your email for more HCT events!   About this walk: Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust, join shorebird biologist Shilo Felton for a short walk to learn about the natural history and conservation of piping plovers, a federally threatened species. We’ve been watching for a window in […] Read more »

Native Nightlife Walks: 2019

Click here to register for a Native Nightlife Walk. Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and Eastham Conservation Foundation, 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and native Wampanoag/Nipmuc Marcus Hendricks guide you on one of three walks exploring the cultural history and natural nightlife of Cape Cod. Learn about the lifeways of both First People (Native […] Read more »