HCT News

web whale gull by Peter Trull

Jan. 28th: Whale Disentanglement

December 5, 2016

Saturday, January 28th, 2:00 p.m. (suggested donation: $5.00 pp) Whale Disentanglement: First Responders Save Lives Presentation by the Whale Disentanglement Division of the Center for Coastal Studies Location: Harwich Community Center (#100 Oak St.) When a whale is reported entangled, “First Responders” quickly get to the site, monitor, and standby the animal until the primary…

Snowy in Grass Janet DiMattia

Feb. 4th: Tracking Snowy Owls at Logan Airport

December 4, 2016

Saturday, February 4th, 2:00 p.m. (suggested donation: $5.00 pp) Tracking Snowy Owls at Boston’s Logan Airport: Wildlife Research Takes Flight Presentation by Norman Smith, Director, Massachusetts Audubon Blue Hills Sanctuary Location: Harwich Community Center (#100 Oak St.) Since 1981, Norman Smith has spent countless days and nights, in every imaginable weather condition observing, capturing, banding,…

River otter by Liz Baldwin

Feb. 11th: Life of the River Otter

December 3, 2016

Saturday, February 11th, 2:00 p.m. (suggested donation: $5.00 pp) The Life of the North American River Otter Presentation by Liz Baldwin, Assistant Director, BiodiversityWorks Location: Harwich Community Center (#100 Oak St.) In 2011, Liz and her colleague Luanne Johnson founded BiodiversityWorks (www.biodiversityworksmv.org) to focus on wildlife research and monitoring in the region and to mentor…

dilapidated flumes

Feb. 25th: Eco-Restoration in Harwich Port

December 2, 2016

Saturday, February 25th, 2:00 p.m. (suggested donation: $5.00 pp) Eco-Restoration: Transforming Retired Bogs Presentation by Eric Ford, Restoration Specialist, Massachusetts Department of Ecological Restoration Location: Harwich Community Center (#100 Oak St.) Alongside its partners, the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration (DER), the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, HCT…

wms kathleen healy

5th Annual Wildlands Music & Art Stroll

November 29, 2016

• Saturday, September 9th (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.) 5th Annual Wildlands Music & Art Stroll Park at Monomoy Regional High School Please join us on Saturday, September 9th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. for HCT’s 5th annual ‘Wildlands Music & Art Stroll’.  We are excited to host this unique community event once again!  Event admission is…

AmeriCorps member Gerhard Jansen

New AmeriCorps Member Partners with HCT & Town

November 28, 2016

HCT’s latest AmeriCorps member, Gerhard (pronounced ‘Garrett’) Jansen, is 22 years old and hails from Arlington, Virginia.  He graduated in May 2016 from the College of William and Mary with a degree in the sociology of religion.  Given his love of working outdoors, community service, and desire to explore new places, he thought AmeriCorps Cape…

River otter by Liz Baldwin

2017: HCT Events

November 1, 2016

HCT’s January & February Winter Talks are held at the Harwich Community Center (#100 Oak St., Harwich, MA 02645) in the multi-purpose room. The “Eyes on Owls” Live Owl event on March 4th with up to seven different species and the “Meet Your Local Farmers” event on March 25th with more than 40 exhibitors are both held in the Community…

Bells Neck trail opening at bike path

New Bell’s Neck Trail Loop

October 16, 2016

Story by Bill Galvin, The Cape Cod Chronicle The Bell’s Neck ring was completed on Friday with a chainsaw-cutting ceremony which removed a wooden barrier along the Cape Cod Rail Trail, creating a passage way to the former Hall property and connecting the loop of public trails around the West Reservoir. The Bell’s Neck Conservation…

Web turkey The Litte

Turkey Talk Walk: Nov. 19, 2016

October 9, 2016

On Saturday, November 19th at 10:00 a.m., join walk leader Irwin Schorr for a 1-1/2 to 2 hour seasonal ramble through Hawksnest State Park.  Commentary will touch on natural history and some pre-Thanksgiving turkey talk at the site of the old Walker Turkey Farm. This walk is free, but please pre-register by emailing events@harwichconservationtrust.org. Directions: From Route 6,…

Web Ground Breaking credit David Constance

(FULL) Mushroom Walk: Oct. 23, 2016

October 9, 2016

Join walk leader Wesley Price for a walk and talk about mushrooms on Sunday October 23rd from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The walk will begin with a brief 15 minute talk on the ecological significance of the watershed, followed by a leisurely hour long mycologically (mushroom) focused walk/talk. Mr. Price studied biology as an undergraduate and…

Beer with a photographer, a candid picture

Black Bear Presentation: Sept. 24, 2016

August 28, 2016

Join us on Saturday, September 24th at 3:00 p.m. for a special presentation about black bear by Ben Kilham, Ph.D. in the Harwich Community Center. Admission is $5.00 per person. Remember the black bear that roamed Cape Cod in 2012? Why did he visit and could it happen again? To learn about the social behavior of…

Muddy creek new title still

VIDEO – 17-acre Muddy Creek (Monomoy River) Headwaters Project to protect Pleasant Bay

August 16, 2016

We hope this exciting video will inspire your support of this critical land-saving project (please share with your friends and family!). Harwich Conservation Trust has until Jan. 10, 2017 to raise the funds necessary to purchase & preserve 17 acres in Harwich and Chatham with 1,400 feet of shoreline on Muddy Creek (Monomoy River) that…