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 »

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 »

NEW Video: HCT

Enjoy this inspiring video about how you make land preservation possible with the Harwich Conservation Trust!   Read more »

Dec. 2nd, Guided Walk: First People of the Province Lands

First People of the Province Lands Guided Walk about Native American History Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and Provincetown Conservation Trust, join Todd Kelley and Wampanoag/Nipmuc Marcus Hendricks as they team up for this walk about the First People of the Province Lands. The focus will be on the woodland period (1000 B.C.) to the […] Read more »

Pleasant Bay Woodlands: Unearthing the Story Beneath Our Feet

By Scott Ridley As we come to understand the history of a place, driving along a road, or walking a trail becomes a very different experience. We get to see another dimension in a landscape or neighborhood. Sometimes if we are lucky, we find that buried beneath our feet is a fascinating story about someone […] Read more »

Brown Family Donates 7.2 acres on Hinckleys Pond

Story by Lee Roscoe & Michael Lach “It’s a magic place,” says Sophie Eldredge about Sophie’s Corner. “When we were little we had a garden down there. It’s a special feeling there. It’s beautiful; it’s quiet. It’s a corner nook in the middle of the woods. You can’t see any houses around. It’s peaceful.” When […] Read more »

VIDEO: D. Isabel Smith Monomoy River Conservation Lands

In 2003, the Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) and the Trust for Public Land helped the Town preserve 42 acres of this 77-acre assemblage. This landscape was saved thanks to more than 1,100 HCT donors; challenge grants from Wequassett Resort and others; town and federal funds. HCT holds a permanent conservation restriction on the town’s 42 […] Read more »

VIDEO: Coy’s Brook Woodlands

Enjoy this journey in the Coy’s Brook Woodlands where you can wander walking trails through pine-oak woodland and along red maple wetland while taking in scenic vistas of the Herring River marsh.   Read more »