Success in Saving the Last Lot Next to Coy’s Brook Woodlands

The Story Behind the Last Lot: With your help, together we preserved this final piece of a very scenic and ecologically diverse conservation puzzle.  For historical land-saving context, let’s travel back in time to 1997 when a 15-lot subdivision was proposed for a fragile upland ridge jutting out into the marsh bordering Coy’s Brook, which […] Read more »

Cornelius Pond Woodlands Walk

These walks are free, but space is limited, so advance reservation is required. The Sept. 30th walk is FULL. Please reserve for the Oct. 9th walk by emailing . About this walk: Celebrate our shared land-saving success by joining HCT Outreach & Stewardship Coordinator, Tyler Maikath, for a short hike on the new loop […] Read more »

Join Coastsweep: Sept. 21, 2019

For more than 20 years, Massachusetts volunteers have scoured beaches, river banks, marshes, pondshores, and the seafloor to pick up trash and record information about the types of trash collected.  These volunteers are part of Coastsweep, the Commonwealth’s annual coastal cleanup program, organized by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management and the Urban Harbors […] Read more »

FULL–Cape Cod Bay Flats Walk: Sept. 9, 2019

Sorry, this walk is now full. About this walk: Sponsored by HCT, join walk leader Mark McGrath on a walk of the Cape Cod Bay flats from Brewster to Rock harbor in Orleans at low tide. It will be a one-way 2-mile walk. The walk will start on dry beach sand, then mostly intermittent sand […] Read more »

FULL–Mushroom I.D. Walk: Sept. 28, 2019

Sorry, this walk is now full. To receive emails about future events, sign up at “Join our eNews” in the upper right corner. About this walk: Co-sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust & Wellfleet Conservation Trust, join mycologist, Wesley Price, on an exploratory walk to identify mushrooms in Wellfleet on Saturday, September 28th. Wesley founded the […] Read more »

Guided Walk: First People & the Pilgrims, Oct. 19, 2019

Click here to reserve. About this walk: Corn Hill and Myles Standish’s Foray into the Interior Leading up to the First Encounter of 1620 Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and Truro Conservation Trust, join 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and native Nipmuc/Wampanoag Marcus Hendricks for a fascinating walk in the National Seashore to explore […] Read more »

RSVP by July 31st for HCT Annual Meeting on Aug. 12th (space is limited)

Space is limited for this event, so please register by emailing: HCT members, please join our 31st Annual Meeting & Celebration on Monday, August 12th from 4:30-7:00 p.m. generously hosted by the Wequassett Resort on Pleasant Bay. We’ll honor the Garden Club of Harwich as HCT’s 2019 Conservationist of the Year and we’ll honor […] Read more »

Native Monomoyick History Walk: Sept. 14, 2019

Please click here to reserve. About this walk: Tisquantum and Bradford at Monomoit Bay 1622 Saturday, September 14th, East Harwich 10:00am – 12:00pm (rain date: Sunday, Sept. 15th) Join 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and native Nipmuc/Wampanoag Marcus Hendricks for a fascinating walk in East Harwich within old Monomoyick Territory. Consider the lives of […] Read more »

History Walk: Henry Beston & the Outermost House

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust & Eastham Conservation Foundation, join a walk exploring “the earth and outer sea” of Henry Beston’s “The Outermost House.” Beston’s book, a Cape Cod literary classic published 90 years ago, captured the essence of Cape Cod’s “Great Beach” and served as an inspiration for the establishment of the Cape Cod […] Read more »

Meadow Restoration Takes Root & Blooms

Thanks to widespread support from the Cape Cod community in 2017, HCT was able to purchase and preserve approx. 17 acres with about 1,400 feet of shoreline on Muddy Creek that flows into Pleasant Bay. See the map at right to view the 17-acre landscape (shown in red) in the context of Muddy Creek and […] Read more »