Bell’s Neck Land Management Plan Revision

The 259-acre Bell’s Neck Conservation Lands surrounding the West Reservoir (fresh water) and East Reservoir (brackish) offer trails with scenic views of wind-ruffled water and sweeping salt marsh. Each spring, river herring swim upstream through the reservoirs to the Herring River, and ospreys return, soaring overhead and fishing the plentiful waterways. This thriving ecosystem is home to a variety of bird species, including the secretive black-crowned night heron, otters, coyotes, deer, and other wildlife.

The Harwich Conservation Commission has drafted revisions to the Bell’s Neck Land Management Plan, first adopted in 2012 by the Commission. Most changes are to sections 5: Management Goals & Environmental Impacts and 6: Future Goals. To review these changes, please click here to download the full plan.

To view the appendices to the Bell’s Neck Management Plan, please click here

There will be a public hearing to give updates and to present proposed priority action items on Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Town Hall (732 Main St.), Griffin Room, 2nd floor

To join the meeting virtually, please see details below:

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You can also dial in using your phone. Access Code: 438-644-245 United States: +1 (408) 650-3123

Photo courtesy of Gerry Beetham.