Adventures in Geocaching


By Susanna Graham-Pye, courtesy of The Cape Codder HARWICH – No mistaking it – this is an adventure. Melissa Hennessey, her five-year-old daughter Sophia, and Jenna Zoino slip off the beaten path, duck beneath a barely visible opening in the tangle of Virginia creeper and briars, and slip into the woods. Not only does an […] Read more »

HCT’s 27th Annual Meeting


The Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) held its 27th Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony on August 10th, hosted by the Wequassett Resort overlooking Pleasant Bay. More than 200 HCT members attended and heard the surprise news that HCT’s recent past President Robert F. Smith received the HCT’s 2015 Conservationist of the Year Award posthumously. The East […] Read more »

HCT Welcomes New President: Tom Evans


by Alan Pollock, The Cape Cod Chronicle Tom Evans doesn’t need to be reminded about the value of land conservation. When he and his wife purchased an antique house in North Harwich in 1973, it was on a quiet road to nowhere. Today, the road is busier than ever, heavily traveled by lots of vehicles […] Read more »

Vote YES on Article 33 at May 4th Town Mtg.


Imagine if we could save the last four acres with 750 feet of shoreline on the West Reservoir to protect the Herring River and wildlife as well as complete a walking trail loop. Arthur H. Hall, Sr. (son of John E. Hall and Eleanor R. Hall), his wife Carolyn C. Hall, and their sons, Arthur […] Read more »

Live Owl Event!


On March 7th, the Harwich Conservation Trust hosted “Eyes on Owls” led by naturalist educators Marcia and Mark Wilson who tour the Northeast, offering audiences up-close looks at these secretive raptors. Mark, a professional photographer with The Boston Globe, led an introductory slide show. The duo then walked around with the owls tethered to their gloved […] Read more »

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


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


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


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


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 »