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 painted lady above 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 »

HCT Volunteer Program Awarded National Certification


Harwich Conservation Trust is pleased to announce that Points of Light, a national, independent, nonpartisan, non-profit focused on promoting volunteerism, certified the Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) as a Service Enterprise, which is defined as an organization that effectively engages volunteers to successfully deliver its mission. HCT’s mission is to preserve land that protects woods, water, […] Read more »

Tour de Trash


Interested volunteers should sign up using the link below to join us on Saturday, April 30th for the 2nd Annual Tour de Trash! The Harwich Conservation Trust, in partnership with the Town Conservation Department, is leading volunteers who will fan out across Harwich to pick up trash for a thorough spring cleaning! Again, interested volunteers […] Read more »

3-Walk Series: Native American History, April 2016


This walk series is now full. If you would like to add your name(s) to the waiting list, please email your name(s) and phone number to: hctevents@gmail.com. Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust, Brewster Conservation Trust, Dennis Conservation Trust, and the Native Land Conservancy, 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and native Nipmuck/Wampanoag Marcus Hendricks will lead […] Read more »

2016: HCT 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 March 5th with up to seven different species and the “Meet Your Local Farmers” event on April 2nd with more than 40 exhibitors are both held in the Community Center’s […] Read more »