Sept. 24th: Black Bear Presentation

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Join us on Saturday, September 24th at 3:00 p.m. for a special presentation about black bear by Ben Kilham, Ph.D. in the Harwich Community Center. Admission is $5.00 per person. Remember the black bear that roamed Cape Cod in 2012? Why did he visit and could it happen again? To learn about the social behavior of […] Read more »

Your donation will be matched to save 17 acres!

Photo by David Colantuono, The Cape Codder

Click here to watch the exciting new video with aerial footage! 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 […] Read more »

July 19th: More Walk, Less Talk


Free, guided walk in the Island Pond Conservation Lands More Walk, Less Talk:  Tuesday, July 19, 2016 (9:00 – 10:30 a.m.) Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust, join volunteer walk leader Pat Sarantis for a woodland walk through the lesser known Island Pond Conservation Lands. View a working cranberry bog, pass by the Cape Cod Lavender […] Read more »

June 25, 2016: Botany Adventures at Cold Brook Preserve


Free, guided walk Saturday, June 25th, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Botany Adventures at HCT’s Cold Brook Preserve Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), join botanist Robert (Bob) Zaremba, Ph.D., to learn about the many different plants found at HCT’s largest preserve (66-acre Robert F. Smith Cold Brook Preserve) located in the heart of Harwich Port. […] Read more »

June 22, 2016: Cane Gang Walk


Free, guided walk Wednesday, June 22nd, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Join the Cane Gang at HCT’s Cold Brook Preserve Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), join Eve Martin on a short, leisurely, slower-paced walk (approx. half-mile) to enjoy the sights and sounds of HCT’s largest preserve (66-acre Robert F. Smith Cold Brook Preserve) located in […] Read more »

Aug. 19, 2016: Birds & Butterflies Walk

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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 free, guided walk to learn about the natural history, birds, butterflies (photo of American lady butterfly by Janet DiMattia), and other pollinators of Thompson’s Field.  This walk is free, but please […] Read more »

Successful 2nd Annual Tour de Trash!


On behalf of the staff and Trustees of the Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), the Town Conservation Department, and the Tour de Trash Committee, thank you for volunteering your time to support Harwich’s 2nd annual ‘Tour de Trash’ town-wide spring clean-up! 75 Volunteers fanned out across town on Saturday, April 30th to remove 440 pounds of trash […] Read more »

May 2nd Voters Help HCT Strive Forward

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Muddy Creek Headwaters Project: Town Meeting Voters Authorize $500,000 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 […] Read more »

Vote YES on Article 38: Help Save 17 Acres


Muddy Creek Headwaters Project:  Protect 17 acres with ~1,400 feet of shoreline Vote YES on Article 38 in the May 2, 2016 Annual Town Meeting Warrant to help 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 […] Read more »