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Thanks Sea Grille!

May 14, 2013

Nonprofits survive and thrive on the Cape thanks to strong support from members, businesses, and foundations. It’s important to recognize longstanding business support for local causes. For example, The Cape Sea Grille in Harwich Port recently hosted the 11th Annual Spring Winetasting Dinner to benefit the land-saving work of the Harwich Conservation Trust. Not only…

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Land Donated in Saquatucket Harbor Watershed

April 5, 2013

By William F. Galvin, CAPE COD CHRONICLE: HARWICH — The Harwich Conservation Trust has received two land donations in the Grassy Pond/Saquatucket Harbor Watershed. The land donations help to protect the water quality of Grassy Pond and a potential vernal pool. Harwich Conservation Trust Executive Director Michael Lach cited the importance of the land donations…

Wildlands Music & Art Stroll

April 4, 2013

Remember the “Piano in the Woods”? The piano that mysteriously appeared on Harwich conservation land in 2009 led to worldwide news coverage. It also inspired us at HCT to think more about how music, art and nature can complement each other.  So, HCT has planned the 2nd Annual Wildlands Music & Art Stroll for Saturday, September 13th from 1-4 p.m. (rain date:…

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Historic Cahoon Canal Land Donated to HCT

February 14, 2013

Historic Cahoon Canal property donated to HCT By Jamie Balliett (HARWICH ORACLE) Back in 1850, Harwich resident Captain Alvin Cahoon (1812-1883) was looking to supplement his fishing income. When walking around the woods and bogs of Pleasant Lake, he noticed the bounty of wild cranberries growing and decided that he wanted to farm them on…

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Beekeeper recounts superb year for HCT honey

January 14, 2013

By Jamie Balliett, originally published in the Harwich Oracle (Jan. 9, 2013) & The Cape Codder (Jan. 11, 2013) — Kevin Minnigerode said it takes a certain personality to be a beekeeper. “You have to be calm, patient, and observant – but most of all very careful,” said the 62-year-old from Marstons Mills who worked over…

HCT Outreach & Stewardship Internship 2013

January 2, 2013

Organizational Overview: The Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) is a leader in creating public-private land conservation partnerships that sustain Harwich as a livable, vibrant community for current and future generations. Harwich’s sandy beaches, windswept marshes, quiet woods, and sun-dappled waters create a fragile place that is home to residents and a destination for tourists. Over-development erodes…

HCT Outreach & Events Internship 2013

January 2, 2013

Organizational Overview: The Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) is a leader in creating public-private land conservation partnerships that sustain Harwich as a livable, vibrant community for current and future generations. Harwich’s sandy beaches, windswept marshes, quiet woods, and sun-dappled waters create a fragile place that is home to residents and a destination for tourists. Over-development erodes…

HCT Land Stewardship Internship 2013

January 2, 2013

Organizational Overview: The Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) is a leader in creating public-private land conservation partnerships that sustain Harwich as a livable, vibrant community for current and future generations. Harwich’s sandy beaches, windswept marshes, quiet woods, and sun-dappled waters create a fragile place that is home to residents and a destination for tourists. Over-development erodes…

Spotted salamanders depend on vernal pools for survival.

Pond Watershed Land Preserved

December 22, 2012

By William F. Galvin, originally published in The Cape Cod Chronicle — The Harwich Conservation Trust has received a strategic land donation centrally located between three ponds the town has identified as a high priority for protection because of recent algae blooms, which signal health issues in those water bodies. One of the recommendations contained…

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24th Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony

November 20, 2012

On Sunday, November 11th HCT held its 24th Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony at Wequassett on Pleasant Bay to celebrate our shared land-saving success, announce our Conservationist of the Year (2012: Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank), honor outstanding volunteers (Al Boragine & Senior Environment Corps), and hear from inspiring keynote speakers. This year’s featured speakers were Woods…

Winter Talks 2013

November 20, 2012

All Winter Talks are held in the Harwich Community Center (#100 Oak Street)  Saturday, January 5th, 2:00 pm The Symbiotic Relationship Between Humpback Whales & Seabirds Peter Trull Naturalist, Science Teacher (Lighthouse Charter School) Learn about the behaviors and adaptations of birds, most notably the gulls, shearwaters and petrels, found in our coastal waters as…

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HCT’s 24th Annual Meeting

October 16, 2012

HCT’s 24th Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony On Sunday, November 11th HCT held its 24th Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony at Wequassett on Pleasant Bay to celebrate our shared land-saving success, announce our Conservationist of the Year (2012: Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank), honor outstanding volunteers (Al Boragine & Senior Environment Corps), and hear from inspiring…