Cold Brook Dam Removal Project


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


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 »

Donations for 49-acre Pleasant Bay Project will be MATCHED!


The Pleasant Bay Woodlands Project: A Legacy Landscape   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, South Harwich, MA 02661) and your donation will also be doubled.   Click here & listen […] Read more »

Snowy Owl Search


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


 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 »

Platinum Pebble Raises Funds for HCT


The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn held a fund-raiser run on Thanksgiving morning to support the Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT). Inn guests, friends and locals were invited to participate in the inaugural “Platinum Pebble Dash,” a 5m/5km run/walk in Harwich.  “The 15 participants donated an entry fee thereby enabling $250 to be raised for this worthy local non-profit […] Read more »

Wildlife Tracking Workshop


Sponsored by HCT, native Cape Codder Todd Kelley led a Wildlife Tracking Workshop in late October teaching 18 participants how to interpret animal movements through the tracks they left behind in the Bell’s Neck Conservation Lands. For those that have taken this course before, Todd also offered new intermediate level tracking techniques. The group searched for clues left by […] Read more »

CoastSweep Beach Clean-up


More than 25 citizen volunteers recently cleaned the Harwich harbor coastline and local beaches. The Coastsweep event was coordinated by the Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) with strong support from the Town of Harwich Natural Resources Department and Highway Department.  More than 200 pounds of trash were collected, including 601 cigarette butts, 225 food wrappers, 36 […] Read more »

Wildlands Musical Stroll Recap


During HCT’s Wildlands Musical Stroll, more than 300 visitors enjoyed live acoustic folk, classical and jazz music played by musicians on piano, guitar, accordion, bass, ukulele, percussion, even a wearable washboard, and other instruments as artists from the Guild of Harwich Artists painted the landscape in celebration of HCT’s 25th Anniversary while walking the trails […] Read more »

Wildlands Musical Stroll: Sept. 14th


In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), HCT has planned a “Wildlands Musical Stroll” on Saturday, September 14th from 1-4pm. Inspired by the “Piano in the Woods,” the mysterious piano that was discovered on Harwich conservation land in 2009 which oddly led to worldwide news coverage, the Wildlands Musical Stroll […] Read more »