New AmeriCorps Member Partners with HCT & Town


HCT’s latest AmeriCorps member, Gerhard (pronounced ‘Garrett’) Jansen, is 22 years old and hails from Arlington, Virginia.  He graduated in May 2016 from the College of William and Mary with a degree in the sociology of religion.  Given his love of working outdoors, community service, and desire to explore new places, he thought AmeriCorps Cape […] Read more »

Jan. 7th: Terns of Cape Cod


Saturday, January 7th, 2:00 p.m. (suggested donation: $5.00 pp) Terns of Cape Cod: Birds of Paradox           Presentation by Peter Trull: Naturalist, Author & Lighthouse Charter School Science Teacher Take a photo-journey with Peter Trull as he explores the behavior and biology of the Cape’s four tern species: Roseate, Arctic, Common & Least. Terns migrate […] Read more »

March 25th: Meet Your Local Farmers Event


Join us Saturday, March 25th (noon – 3:30 p.m.) in the gym at the Harwich Community Center You’re invited to the 8th Annual “Meet Your Local Farmers” event (free & open to the public) on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from noon – 3:30 p.m. in the gym at the Harwich Community Center (100 Oak St., Harwich, […] Read more »

Feb. 25th: Eco-Restoration in Harwich Port


Saturday, February 25th, 2:00 p.m. (suggested donation: $5.00 pp) Eco-Restoration: Transforming Retired Bogs Presentation by Eric Ford, Restoration Specialist, Massachusetts Department of Ecological Restoration Location: Harwich Community Center (#100 Oak St.) Alongside its partners, the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration (DER), the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, HCT […] Read more »

Feb. 11th: Life of the River Otter


Saturday, February 11th, 2:00 p.m. (suggested donation: $5.00 pp) The Life of the North American River Otter Presentation by Liz Baldwin, Assistant Director, BiodiversityWorks Location: Harwich Community Center (#100 Oak St.) In 2011, Liz and her colleague Luanne Johnson founded BiodiversityWorks ( to focus on wildlife research and monitoring in the region and to mentor […] Read more »

Feb. 4th: Tracking Snowy Owls at Logan Airport


Saturday, February 4th, 2:00 p.m. (suggested donation: $5.00 pp) Tracking Snowy Owls at Boston’s Logan Airport: Wildlife Research Takes Flight Presentation by Norman Smith, Director, Massachusetts Audubon Blue Hills Sanctuary Location: Harwich Community Center (#100 Oak St.) Since 1981, Norman Smith has spent countless days and nights, in every imaginable weather condition observing, capturing, banding, […] Read more »

Jan. 28th: Whale Disentanglement


Saturday, January 28th, 2:00 p.m. (suggested donation: $5.00 pp) Whale Disentanglement: First Responders Save Lives Presentation by the Whale Disentanglement Division of the Center for Coastal Studies Location: Harwich Community Center (#100 Oak St.) When a whale is reported entangled, “First Responders” quickly get to the site, monitor, and standby the animal until the primary […] Read more »

Jan. 14th: History of Cape Cod National Seashore


Saturday, January 14th, 2:00 p.m. (suggested donation: $5.00 pp) History of the Cape Cod National Seashore: 55 Years and Counting for a Cape Cod Treasure Presentation by Bill Burke, Park Historian, Cape Cod National Seashore Location: Harwich Community Center (#100 Oak St.) In the 1950s, Cape Codders were split over the proposal to carve a National Seashore […] Read more »

2017: 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 4th with up to seven different species and the “Meet Your Local Farmers” event on March 25th with more than 40 exhibitors are both held in the Community […] Read more »

The Gift of Holly Knoll


Story by Susanna Graham-Pye Passersby who pause to notice the knoll, know there must be a story woven among the grove of holly trees and their shiny green leaves.  Atop a slight rise off Long Road, these evergreens stand like sentinels, spiny and strong, glistening in the early morning sunlight. The trees are old, and […] Read more »