HCT News

HCT Volunteers Discover Vernal Pools

June 25, 2012

Thanks to HCT volunteers and AmeriCorps, 35 vernal pools have been discovered and certified across Harwich. Before the volunteer discoveries, only 5 vernal pools were certified in town. The total number of certified pools is now 40, an eight-fold increase in three years! Vernal pools are unique wildlife habitats best known for the amphibians and…

HCT Helps to Complete Eel Migration

June 25, 2012

The seasonal migration of American eels from Nantucket Sound through HCT’s 60-acre Bank St. Bogs Nature Preserve to Grass Pond in Harwich Port has been restored with a low-tech, low-cost, but highly effective “eel ramp” on private property allowing young eels to wriggle up and over a flume to their freshwater destination. The project also…

Harwich Herring Count Program at the Herring River

June 25, 2012

Spawned by dedicated herring count volunteers, the Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), Association to Preserve Cape Cod, Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen’s Association (CCCHFA), and the Town of Harwich Department of Natural Resources are involved with the second annual comprehensive river herring count program this spring. Each spring, the river herring return to Massachusetts’ rivers and…

Volunteers Monitor Nesting Birds

June 25, 2012

HCT volunteers and members of the Cape Cod Bird Club monitor up to 78 nestboxes at three different sites weekly for activity throughout the nesting season. The nestboxes are designed for eastern bluebird, American tree swallow, tufted titmouse and/or black-capped chickadee. House wrens have occasionally taken up residence. Volunteer monitors also take note of other…

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State Selects HCT’s Cold Brook Project as a Top Priority

June 21, 2012

In the heart of Harwich Port, Cold Brook runs through HCT’s 66-acre Bank St. Bogs Nature Preserve before reaching Saquatucket Harbor on Nantucket Sound. A series of old flumes affect the stream’s natural flow and the movement of aquatic animals. Ecological restoration of the stream and surrounding habitat has been a top stewardship priority for…

2009 – 2010 Interns

June 21, 2012

2009 – 2011 Interns of the Harwich Conservation Trust HCT has been fortunate to work with an amazing group of volunteers over the past few years. HCT has had several volunteer interns that have gone above and beyond to help HCT in many ongoing stewardship projects. Here is a short biography of each intern. Brodie Kramer graduated…

Internships

June 15, 2012

2013 HCT Summer Interns Five volunteer college interns joined Harwich Conservation Trust for the 2013 summer season. They helped HCT meet its land stewardship goals including trail monitoring, invasive plant control, and wildlife habitat enhancement as well as helped to streamline HCT’s computer network and website files, lead walks and manage special events like HCT’s…

Walk Leader

May 23, 2012

Position Description: HCT Walk Leaders play a key role in the Trust’s interaction with the public by leading interpretive walks on conservation lands protected by the Trust, Town, and state. Walk leaders will have the opportunity to share their knowledge of local wildlife, habitats, and natural history with a variety of individuals in a natural…

Fundraising & Grant-writing Assistant

May 23, 2012

Position Description: The Fundraising & Grant Writing Assistant will be involved with fundraising opportunities and/or preparing applications for grants to support the land protection and stewardship efforts of Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT). Volunteer Responsibilities: Identifying and developing fundraising opportunities (including requests for donations, special events, etc.) Identifying and researching potential grant opportunities Writing, editing, and…

Public Relations Assistant

May 23, 2012

Position Description: The public relations assistant will be directly involved with the Trust’s public outreach efforts including HCT’s newsletter, website, community presentations, and land protection projects as needed. Volunteers may focus efforts according to experience including contribution of newsletter articles, website design/content, or performing PowerPoint presentations about open space and conservation topics. Volunteer Responsibilities: Newsletter…

Walk Leader

May 23, 2012

Position Description: HCT Walk Leaders play a key role in the Trust’s interaction with the public by leading interpretive walks on conservation lands protected by the Trust, Town, and state. Walk leaders will have the opportunity to share their knowledge of local wildlife, habitats, and natural history with a variety of individuals in a natural…

Fundraising & Grant-writing Assistant

May 23, 2012

Position Description: The Fundraising & Grant Writing Assistant will be involved with fundraising opportunities and/or preparing applications for grants to support the land protection and stewardship efforts of Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT). Volunteer Responsibilities: Identifying and developing fundraising opportunities (including requests for donations, special events, etc.) Identifying and researching potential grant opportunities Writing, editing, and…