New Bell’s Neck Trail Loop


Story by Bill Galvin, The Cape Cod Chronicle The Bell’s Neck ring was completed on Friday with a chainsaw-cutting ceremony which removed a wooden barrier along the Cape Cod Rail Trail, creating a passage way to the former Hall property and connecting the loop of public trails around the West Reservoir. The Bell’s Neck Conservation […] Read more »

Turkey Talk Walk: Nov. 19, 2016


On Saturday, November 19th at 10:00 a.m., join walk leader Irwin Schorr for a 1-1/2 to 2 hour seasonal ramble through Hawksnest State Park.  Commentary will touch on natural history and some pre-Thanksgiving turkey talk at the site of the old Walker Turkey Farm. This walk is free, but please pre-register by emailing Directions: From Route 6, […] Read more »

(FULL) Mushroom Walk: Oct. 23, 2016


Join walk leader Wesley Price for a walk and talk about mushrooms on Sunday October 23rd from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The walk will begin with a brief 15 minute talk on the ecological significance of the watershed, followed by a leisurely hour long mycologically (mushroom) focused walk/talk. Mr. Price studied biology as an undergraduate and […] Read more »

Black Bear Presentation: Sept. 24, 2016

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Join us on Saturday, September 24th at 3:00 p.m. for a special presentation about black bear by Ben Kilham, Ph.D. in the Harwich Community Center. Admission is $5.00 per person. Remember the black bear that roamed Cape Cod in 2012? Why did he visit and could it happen again? To learn about the social behavior of […] Read more »

Your donation will be matched to save 17 acres!

Photo by David Colantuono, The Cape Codder

Click here to watch the exciting new video with aerial footage! Harwich Conservation Trust has until Jan. 10, 2017 to raise the funds necessary to purchase & preserve 17 acres in Harwich and Chatham with 1,400 feet of shoreline on Muddy Creek (Monomoy River) that flows into Pleasant Bay. If we don’t save this land, it […] Read more »

July 19th: More Walk, Less Talk


Free, guided walk in the Island Pond Conservation Lands More Walk, Less Talk:  Tuesday, July 19, 2016 (9:00 – 10:30 a.m.) Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust, join volunteer walk leader Pat Sarantis for a woodland walk through the lesser known Island Pond Conservation Lands. View a working cranberry bog, pass by the Cape Cod Lavender […] Read more »

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 American lady butterfly by Janet DiMattia), and other pollinators of Thompson’s Field.  This walk is free, but please […] Read more »