Director Position Opening Announcement -Now Closed

OCT Director position announcement (pdf)   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 […] 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 »

Land Acquisition Opportunity in East Orleans!

  Background The Cullen family has a distinguished history of helping to preserve land in East Orleans. Starting in 1986, Jack and Betty Cullen—longtime Nauset Heights residents, now deceased—donated to OCT two lots on Oliver’s Way totaling about 3 acres, one with waterfront on Mill Pond. Through their estate plan, […] Read more »

In Memory of Anne Donaldson

Orleans Conservation Trust was saddened to learn about the passing of former Trustee Anne Donaldson.  Anne leaves a 40 year legacy of environmental protection and open space acquisition.  She served on OCT’s board for 18 years. A full obituary from Anne’s family is available to view here: http://orleansconservationtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/ALDObit090716-FCWC-and-OTC.pdf Read more »