HCT Welcomes Connor O’Brien

Connor O’Brien joins HCT as Director of Land Stewardship

Harwich Conservation Trust welcomes Connor O’Brien as our new Director of Land Stewardship!  Connor is a native Cape Codder who has always loved the outdoors. He is committed to preserving the natural beauty of the Cape so that others can enjoy the land, water, and scenic spots like he has. 

Connor spends as much time as he can outside, especially on the bike trail where he trains for cycling competitions.  He also enjoys hiking, camping, and fishing.  His favorite hiking spot on Cape is around Big Cliff Pond in Nickerson State Park and his favorite fishing spot is Long Pond in Yarmouth.  He looks forward to exploring the many conservation destinations in Harwich and surrounding towns.

Connor graduated from Connecticut College with a degree in Environmental Science.  After college, Connor worked in hospitality and real estate before returning to his passion of serving the environment. 

He interned with the Town of Brewster Natural Resources Department, assisting with shellfish propagation, trail maintenance, and invasive species removal.  Most recently, Connor served as the Upper Cape Supervisor with AmeriCorps Cape Cod where he led AmeriCorps members on natural resource management projects across the Cape. 

In his AmeriCorps staff role, Connor had the opportunity to explore Harwich Conservation Trust properties, assisting with trail maintenance at the Muddy Creek Headwaters Preserve and installing an osprey nesting platform in the Red River estuary that flows into Nantucket Sound. 

Connor is eager to connect with folks on the land, lead stewardship events, and watch for wildlife.  He  hopes to share his deep knowledge of the Cape environment and connection with the community to bring people together and provide meaningful volunteer opportunities. 

If you’re interested in learning about volunteer opportunities, please click here to fill out our Volunteer Interest Survey.

And when you’re out on the trails and cross paths with Connor, be sure to say hello!