Vote YES on Articles 55, 56 & 57: May 8th Harwich Town Meeting

On Tuesday, May 8th (7:00 p.m., Harwich Community Center gym), Town Meeting voters have a chance to vote: YES on Article 55 to preserve approx. 24 acres near Hawksnest State Park YES on Article 56 to help preserve approx. 15 acres with more than 1,000 feet of shoreline on Cornelius Pond (aka Eldridge Pond) YES […] Read more »

May 5, 2018: Walden Pond & Kettle Ponds Talk

Cornelius Pond: The World’s Second Most Important Kettle Pond Walden Pond, in Concord, MA is the most famous small lake in the world because it inspired Henry David Thoreau to write Walden.  Many of the attributes he enjoyed can also be found at Cornelius Pond in Harwich and kettle ponds across Cape Cod. On Saturday, May […] Read more »

June 16, 2018: Guided History Walk–Henry Beston & The Outermost House

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust & Eastham Conservation Foundation, join local historian and writer Don Wilding for this journey to “the earth and outer sea” of Henry Beston, author of the Cape Cod literary classic, “The Outermost House.” Beston’s book, published 90 years ago, captured the essence of Cape Cod’s “Great Beach” and served as […] Read more »

April 30 and May 14 & 21: Guided History Walks

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust, join 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and Wampanoag/Nipmuc Marcus Hendricks on one or all of these leisurely late afternoon walks. Along the way we will share many stories of insight into Native life on Cape Cod from before European contact through early settlement of “old Cape” families. Click here […] Read more »

March 31, 2018: Gardening Presentation

Gardening Presentation “Spring Garden Prep and Essentials for a Successful Year in The Vegetable Garden” Saturday, March 31, 2018 Time: 2:00 p.m. Location: Harwich Community Center (#100 Oak Street) At this presentation sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust, join Dave Scandurra, founder of Edible Landscapes of Cape Cod, for his informative and timely talk on preparing […] Read more »

April 28, 2018: Tour de Trash

    The Harwich Conservation Trust, the Town Conservation Department, AmeriCorps Cape Cod and the Tour de Trash Planning Committee, are leading volunteers to fan out across Harwich to pick up trash for a thorough spring cleaning! We will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Harwich Community Center (100 Oak Street, Harwich, 02645), and the […] Read more »

March 3rd Owl Programs Canceled

Owing to the storm and the town’s closure of the community center, unfortunately we had to cancel the owl programs. If you reserved in advance, we ask you to consider your advance registration as a donation to support our land-saving work. If you would like a refund, please email your first and last name to […] Read more »

Enjoy a Heron’s View of the Herring River in Winter

 Please enjoy this delightful 2-minute aerial odyssey showing the winter reflections of shoreline & sky in the quiet, curving waters of the Herring River. Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) thanks William J. Collins of Punkhorn Productions for sharing this unique perspective on a treasured natural resource for both people & wildlife. Hint: Turn on your […] Read more »

Saturday, March 24th: Meet Your Local Farmers Event

Join us Saturday, March 24th (noon – 3:00 p.m.) in the gym at the Harwich Community Center You’re invited to the 9th Annual “Meet Your Local Farmers” event (free & open to the public) on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from noon – 3:00 p.m. in the gym at the Harwich Community Center (100 Oak St., Harwich, […] Read more »

2018: 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 Saturday, March 3rd with up to seven different species and the “Meet Your Local Farmers” event on Saturday, March 24th with more than 40 exhibitors are both held […] Read more »