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 »

Vernal Pool Discovered!


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


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 »