Conservation in the 21st Century Lecture – Rescheduled to January 18

  Conservation in the 21st Century   Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)  Location: Orleans Yacht Club, 39 Cove Road, Orleans Price: Free – Preregister Now!   Speaker:  Mark Robinson, Executive Director, Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts Details: Cape Cod has been a “petri dish” for innovation […] Read more »

Recap of our Duck Census Walk

On Sunday, December 4th, OCT sponsored a guided walk through the Ice House Pond and Reuben’s Pond Conservation Area. This beautiful 25 acre parcel was donated to OCT by the Moore, Wilbur and Hopkins families. Our guide was Bob Prescott, bird expert and Director of the Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay […] Read more »

Director Position Opening Announcement – Open until January 8, 2018

Director OCT Position Announcement_2 (12-9-2017) Position: Director Organization Overview The Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT), the second-oldest land trust on Cape Cod, is a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to preserve land and educate the public in order to sustain our natural resources and the character of our community for […] Read more »

Member Notice

Dear OCT Members: We are both pleased for her, and sad at the same time, to share the news that our very hard-working and dedicated director, Liz Migliore, will be moving on to a position in the Natural Resources Department of the Town of Dennis. In the past two and […] Read more »

Release the Terrapins 2017

White’s Lane Conservation Area at Henson’s Cove serves as an oasis for nesting Northern dimaondback terrapins(Maclemys terrapin), a state-listed threatened species.  The multi-year effort of long hours and heavy labor restoring and maintaining the habitat, along with dedicated  volunteerism is paying off.  Diamondback terrapin females are recognizing the site as […] Read more »

Annual Meeting and Election Recap

The Annual Meeting was held on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 5:00 PM at the Orleans Yacht Club. The meeting provided updates from the President, Director, and various board members, including recent land acquisitions, land management efforts, and the annual financial report.   Voting for the slate of new Trustees as […] Read more »

LOVE for the Land Fundraising Concert!

Musician G. Love performed at the Academy Playhouse to benefit the Orleans Conservation Trust on August 7. 2017.  This sold out show raised $16,600 toward the purchase of the 1.7 acre property at Braddock’s Way!  OCT is now about a third of the way toward its goal of buying this […] Read more »

Land Acquisition Opportunity Braddocks Way

OCT is currently fundraising to purchase a lot on Braddock’s Way, which will connect to the White’s Lane Conservation Area.   More information about this exciting opportunity is below. PURCHASE PRICE: $350,000 LAND FACTS: • 1.71 acres of wooded upland. • Residential buildable lot with new subdivision plan.     […] Read more »

Arbor Day 2017

This Arbor Day, AmeriCorps Cape Cod partnered up with the Orleans Tree Department and OCT to do a series of plantings at the Snow Library in Orleans. The American Rhododendron Society was kind enough to donate a large variety of rhododendron, trees, and other plants to be used in the gardens. […] Read more »

Recent Land Donation!

We received an outright gift of 4.84 acres off Portanimicut Road in South Orleans from the Fort Hill LLC on January 18!                 This generous donation includes a small hand dug horsepond, vegetated wetland habitat, and pitch pines and oaks, connecting to town conservation […] Read more »