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Dec. 2nd, Guided Walk: First People of the Province Lands

November 14, 2017

First People of the Province Lands Guided Walk about Native American History Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and Provincetown Conservation Trust, join Todd Kelley and Wampanoag/Nipmuc Marcus Hendricks as they team up for this walk about the First People of the Province Lands. The focus will be on the woodland period (1000 B.C.) to the…

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VIDEO: D. Isabel Smith Monomoy River Conservation Lands

October 2, 2017

In 2003, the Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) and the Trust for Public Land helped the Town preserve 42 acres of this 77-acre assemblage. This landscape was saved thanks to more than 1,100 HCT donors; challenge grants from Wequassett Resort and others; town and federal funds. HCT holds a permanent conservation restriction on the town’s 42…

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VIDEO: Coy’s Brook Woodlands

September 25, 2017

Enjoy this journey in the Coy’s Brook Woodlands where you can wander walking trails through pine-oak woodland and along red maple wetland while taking in scenic vistas of the Herring River marsh.  

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VIDEO: Save the Date of Sept. 9th for the Wildlands Music & Art Stroll

August 18, 2017

  Make sure to make time for the upcoming 5th Annual “Wildlands Music & Art Stroll” on Saturday, Sept. 9th (1:00 to 4:00 p.m.) where you can leisurely walk trails and experience live music while artists paint the landscape around you. Just park in the back of Monomoy Regional High School at 75 Oak Street…

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NEW VIDEO: Help Save 15 Acres on Cornelius Pond

August 3, 2017

  Enjoy (& share!) the video above about an incredible opportunity to preserve approximately 15 acres that can help protect the historical feel, scenic splendor, water quality, and wildlife habitat diversity along more than 1,000 feet of shoreline on Cornelius Pond (also known as Eldridge Pond). Cornelius Pond is called a “coastal plain pond,” and…

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Enjoy a Bird’s Eye View of Bell’s Neck & Herring River

June 14, 2017

HCT thanks William J. Collins of Punkhorn Productions for sharing this inspiring footage of sparkling water surrounded by the marsh and forest of Bell’s Neck. Back in 1966, the visionary voters at Town Meeting purchased and preserved this masterpiece of woodland and wetland nestled alongside the Herring River as well as the West & East Reservoirs.…

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Free, Guided Eco-Restoration Walks

May 8, 2017

Ecological Restoration of Retired Cranberry Bogs in the Commonwealth The Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) has embarked on the Cold Brook Eco-Restoration Project, which will transform a retired cranberry bog site at the Robert F. Smith Cold Brook Preserve in Harwich Port into a high-quality, self-sustaining wetland and stream system.  The project is one of several being conducted…

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Native Nightlife Walk under the Full Moon

May 5, 2017

Guided Walk in the Cape Cod National Seashore Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and Eastham Conservation Foundation (Eastham’s local land trust), join 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and Native American Nipmuc/Wampanoag Marcus Hendricks on a walk exploring the cultural and natural nightlife of Cape Cod. Learn about the lifeways of the First People (Native Americans)…

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Free Guided Walks: Spring/Summer 2017

April 6, 2017

Saturday, April 15th, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Botany Walk at Cold Brook Nature Preserve Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), join environmental reporter Rich Eldred for a walk through HCT’s Cold Brook Nature Preserve. Through the prism of botany learn the different plant species at this interesting site. This walk is free, but please register…

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Free, Guided Walk: Botany at Cold Brook Preserve

April 6, 2017

Saturday, April 15th, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Botany Walk at Cold Brook Nature Preserve Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), join environmental reporter Rich Eldred for a walk through HCT’s Cold Brook Nature Preserve. Through the prism of botany learn the different plant species at this interesting site. This walk is free, but please register…

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Free, Guided Walk: Botany at Sand Pond Woodlands

April 6, 2017

Saturday, May 20th, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Botany Walk at Sand Pond Woodlands Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), join environmental reporter Rich Eldred for a botany walk through Sand Pond Woodlands with views of the scenic Herring River as spring unfolds. Watch for delicate spring ephemeral woodland wildflowers like starflower that bloom this time…

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Free, Guided Walk: Bells Neck Conservation Lands

April 6, 2017

Wednesday, June 7th, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Join the Cane Gang at Bells Neck Conservation Lands Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), join Eve Martin on a short, leisurely, slower-paced walk (approx. one mile) to enjoy the sights and sounds of late spring in the Bells Neck Conservation Lands. This walk is free, but please…