Cape Cod Times: Support Local Land Trusts

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CAPE COD TIMES Sunday Editorial:  Dec. 21, 2014 Saving the future:  Conservation trusts remain a worthy investment                                      Many of the more seasoned residents of Cape Cod may remember a time when it did not seem that every parcel of land was either up for sale or had a structure on it. The rapid […] Read more »

49-acre Pleasant Bay Woodlands Project

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The Pleasant Bay Woodlands Project: A Legacy Landscape Click here to reserve for a Summer Evening on Pleasant Bay at Wequassett, July 10th.   To donate by credit card & help save the 49 acres, click here. Your donation will be doubled! Or you can mail a check payable to HCT (mail to: HCT, P.O. Box 101, […] Read more »

East Harwich Zoning Proposal: Workshop #2

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East Harwich Zoning Proposal: Workshop #2 Wednesday, June 4th 6:30-9:00 p.m. Harwich Community Center Details further below. For several years the town and different organizations have been studying various rezoning options for the East Harwich commercial district at the intersection of Routes 137 & 39.  A Town Planning Board Subcommittee is presenting a rezoning proposal […] Read more »

Voters Approve Downey Property Purchase

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Supporting the Town Real Estate & Open Space Committee’s position on Article #60 which assumes that purchase of the approx. 2.2-acre Downey property next to Saquatucket Harbor Marina would improve vehicle access to and parking near the harbor as well as help restore the wetland and river areas to the east, the HCT Board of Trustees encouraged […] Read more »

Vote YES on Article #29, Annual Town Mtg.: May 5th

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Article #29 would fund a nitrogen attenuation (i.e. reduction) feasibility study based on ecological restoration planning for the Cold Brook System The Town of Harwich, acting through its Water Quality Management Task Force (WQMTF) and the Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) both have an interest in studying the Cold Brook system off Bank Street in Harwich Port. […] Read more »

Vernal Pool Discovered!

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Hunting for salamanders and frogs: Vernal pool exploration seeks prized egg clusters By Jamie Balliett, The Cape Codder Tony Pane made a whooping sound from the edge of the dark cold wetland. “Yes!” he bellowed across the water. “Oh my god.  This is amazing,” he added, his voice lowered. No, he hadn’t fallen in the […] Read more »

Cold Brook Dam Removal Project

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Just before the recent spring blizzard, the Town Highway Department, Water Department, Conservation Administrator, MA Division of Ecological Restoration (DER) and Stantec Consulting were busy removing a severely deteriorating dam structure that threatened to collapse and block the water of Cold Brook as it flows to Saquatucket Harbor in Harwich Port.  It’s thought that the dam became a […] Read more »

Vote YES on Article #4, Special Town Mtg: May 6th

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Second Bite It’s not often that voters get a second bite at the open space apple. But that’s exactly what voters can have if they attend Special Town Meeting on May 6th to save a key gateway landscape of approximately two acres in the Herring River Watershed on the eastern flank of the Island Pond […] Read more »

Snowy Owl Search

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Tuesday, March 4th, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Snowy Owl Search (SOS) There has been a surge of snowy owls lately on local Cape beaches. Join Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) on a free, guided walk to try and catch a glimpse of these stunning owls before they head north. Bring binoculars if you have them. HCT […] Read more »

Friends of Pleasant Bay Donates to HCT’s 49-acre Project

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 by William Galvin, The Cape Cod Chronicle            The Friends of Pleasant Bay made a major contribution to the Harwich Conservation Trust’s initiative to raise $3.6 million to preserve 49 acres of land poised for development just west of the bay.             To buy the land, HCT has an August 2014 deadline to raise $1.8 […] Read more »