HCT News

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…

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Wildlife Tracking Workshop

October 2, 2012

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust, join 12th generation native Cape Codder Todd Kelley for a Wildlife Tracking Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 to learn how to interpret animal movements through the tracks they leave behind. Search for clues left by wildlife such as otter, fox, coyote, deer, raccoon, muskrat, skunk and maybe even mink. Workshop materials…

Stephanie Foster Hero boat Bowman

Coastsweep

September 20, 2012

More than 50 citizen volunteers cleaned the Harwich harbor coastline and local beaches on Saturday, September 15, 2012. The Coastsweep event was coordinated by the Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) with support from the Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen’s Association and the Town of Harwich Natural Resources Department.  More than 400 pounds of trash were collected,…

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Maps Go Mobile

July 27, 2012

This summer HCT released the 3rd edition of its very popular Walking & Bicycle Trail Guide. The newest version includes some interesting features like the “mobile maps” that can be downloaded to your smartphone, iPad or other mobile device. HCT has placed square bar codes at each trailhead kiosk as well as on the cover…

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Harwich Herring Count

June 26, 2012

Historically, the Herring River and its headwater ponds comprised one of the most significant herring spawning grounds in the state. However, owing to a precipitous decline statewide, a six-year moratorium on the taking, possession, and sale of herring is in place. Fishery experts benefit from field observations by volunteer counters or “citizen scientists” to gauge…

Free, Guided Walk: Botany at Coys Brook Woodlands

HCT volunteers are worth a million in 2012

June 26, 2012

Volunteers truly make our conservation world go round. In 2005, HCT formally launched a coordinated volunteer program and has been tracking results. Since then, more than 1,000 people have donated their time and energy to trim trails, find vernal pools, monitor protected lands, mark boundaries, lead walks, present talks, organize the office, assemble mailings, document…