2018: Events

HCT’s January & February Winter Talks are held at the Harwich Community Center (#100 Oak St., Harwich, MA 02645) in the multi-purpose room. The “Eyes on Owls” Live Owl event on Saturday, March 3rd with up to seven different species and the “Meet Your Local Farmers” event on Saturday, March 24th with more than 40 exhibitors are both held […] Read more »

NEW Video: HCT

Enjoy this inspiring video about how you make land preservation possible with the Harwich Conservation Trust!   Read more »

Dec. 2nd, Guided Walk: First People of the Province Lands

First People of the Province Lands Guided Walk about Native American History Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and Provincetown Conservation Trust, join Todd Kelley and Wampanoag/Nipmuc Marcus Hendricks as they team up for this walk about the First People of the Province Lands. The focus will be on the woodland period (1000 B.C.) to the […] Read more »

Pleasant Bay Woodlands: Unearthing the Story Beneath Our Feet

By Scott Ridley As we come to understand the history of a place, driving along a road, or walking a trail becomes a very different experience. We get to see another dimension in a landscape or neighborhood. Sometimes if we are lucky, we find that buried beneath our feet is a fascinating story about someone […] Read more »

Brown Family Donates 7.2 acres on Hinckleys Pond

Story by Lee Roscoe & Michael Lach “It’s a magic place,” says Sophie Eldredge about Sophie’s Corner. “When we were little we had a garden down there. It’s a special feeling there. It’s beautiful; it’s quiet. It’s a corner nook in the middle of the woods. You can’t see any houses around. It’s peaceful.” When […] Read more »

VIDEO: D. Isabel Smith Monomoy River Conservation Lands

In 2003, the Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) and the Trust for Public Land helped the Town preserve 42 acres of this 77-acre assemblage. This landscape was saved thanks to more than 1,100 HCT donors; challenge grants from Wequassett Resort and others; town and federal funds. HCT holds a permanent conservation restriction on the town’s 42 […] Read more »

VIDEO: Coy’s Brook Woodlands

Enjoy this journey in the Coy’s Brook Woodlands where you can wander walking trails through pine-oak woodland and along red maple wetland while taking in scenic vistas of the Herring River marsh.   Read more »

VIDEO: Save the Date of Sept. 9th for the Wildlands Music & Art Stroll

  Make sure to make time for the upcoming 5th Annual “Wildlands Music & Art Stroll” on Saturday, Sept. 9th (1:00 to 4:00 p.m.) where you can leisurely walk trails and experience live music while artists paint the landscape around you. Just park in the back of Monomoy Regional High School at 75 Oak Street […] Read more »

NEW VIDEO: Help Save 15 Acres on Cornelius Pond

  Enjoy (& share!) the video above about an incredible opportunity to preserve approximately 15 acres that can help protect the historical feel, scenic splendor, water quality, and wildlife habitat diversity along more than 1,000 feet of shoreline on Cornelius Pond (also known as Eldridge Pond). Cornelius Pond is called a “coastal plain pond,” and […] Read more »

Enjoy a Bird’s Eye View of Bell’s Neck & Herring River

HCT thanks William J. Collins of Punkhorn Productions for sharing this inspiring footage of sparkling water surrounded by the marsh and forest of Bell’s Neck. Back in 1966, the visionary voters at Town Meeting purchased and preserved this masterpiece of woodland and wetland nestled alongside the Herring River as well as the West & East Reservoirs. […] Read more »