Walks & Events
Tour de Trash
Time: 10 AM
Meeting Place: Harwich Community Center
Gather your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to register for Harwich’s annual ‘Tour de Trash’ event so that we can rid our roadsides of unsightly and unwanted litter. This event is a joint effort between the Town Conservation Department and the Harwich Conservation Trust, with assistance and support from AmeriCorps Cape Cod, the Police, Fire, and Highway Departments. In springs past, Tour de Trash volunteers removed over 1,200 lbs. of trash and 500 lbs. of recycling from roadsides and other areas around town!
Please bring water and dress appropriately for the weather as well as for walking. Separate bags for trash and recyclables will be provided, along with reflective vests, pickers, and disposable nitrile gloves. Rain will cancel the event.
Please wear face coverings and maintain six foot social distance with folks outside of your household.
We thank our sponsors including Stop and Shop in East Harwich and Nauset Disposal
Please consider being a part of Tour de Trash. Camaraderie makes it a fun and worthwhile event.
For questions, please contact Caroline Stephen of AmeriCorps Cape Cod by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Birding Walk with Mark Faherty
Inclement Weather Date: April 25, 2021
Time: 8 AM
Meeting Place: Bells’ Neck Conservation Area (directions provided in your confirmation email)
Leader: WBWS Science Coordinator Mark Faherty
Co-sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) and MassAudubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (WBWS), join WBWS Science Coordinator Mark Faherty on a birding walk Saturday, April 24th (8-10 a.m.). The rich wetlands of Bells’ Neck Conservation Area offer some of the best spring birding on Cape Cod, with several species of shorebirds, waterfowl, wading birds, and songbirds possible. Birders of all abilities are welcome as we peruse this mix of woods and wetlands to identify every bird we see and hear. We’ll hope for less common species like Glossy Ibis, Bald Eagle, and Pectoral Sandpiper as we enjoy the expected Belted Kingfishers, Osprey (double digits possible), Greater Yellowlegs, Great and Snowy Egrets, and Pine Warblers. We’ll also look for evidence of river otter and other mammal tracks and sign. Mark will also offer tips on tuning up your birding ears for spring migration and bird photography for those interested.
Wear layers and bring binoculars.
Face coverings are required.
Space is limited to 12, so advance reservation required for this socially distanced event.
Cost: $20 per person
Rain date: Sunday, April 25th
Please reserve at right.
Parking directions included with your reservation confirmation email.
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Create a More Inviting and Healthier Yard
Date: May 17, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Meeting Place: Zoom
Leader: Doug Tallamy
Would you like to learn how native plantings can create a more inviting and healthier yard for birds, beneficial insects, and other wildlife?
Join HCT on May 17th at 7:00 p.m. for a virtual talk by author Doug Tallamy who has written bestsellers on enhancing your eco-friendly backyard including Nature’s Best Hope and Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens.
He is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 104 research articles and has taught Insect Taxonomy, Behavioral Ecology, Humans and Nature, and other courses for 40 years. Tallamy was awarded the Garden Club of America Margaret Douglas Medal for Conservation and the Tom Dodd Jr. Award of Excellence in 2013.
After his presentation, Doug will be available to answer your questions, just in time for the spring growing season.