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: 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 »

Muddy Creek Renaissance


By Susanna Graham-Pye, The Cape Codder HARWICH – The soundtrack of this day is a late summer song played by crickets hidden beneath dappled shadows in yellowing grasses. Nuthatches skitter over the chunky bark of scrub pines, singing along, while crows and jays cry out warnings. To those who listen, they say, a line of […] Read more »

Barbara & Peter Sidel Donate Salt Marsh


Barbara and Peter Sidel recently donated two 1.3-acre salt marsh parcels to the nonprofit Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) in the Red River estuary that flows into Nantucket Sound. The scenic sweep of salt marsh habitat is tucked just behind Red River Beach and Uncle Venie’s Road. Although salt marsh and freshwater wetlands are protected from […] Read more »

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 »