Prescribed Fire on Cape Cod Lecture Recap

On Monday, February 1st, 28 community members listened to a lecture on prescribed burning by Kate Sullivan titled: Prescribed Fire on Cape Cod: What, Why, Where & How. Prescribed burning is defined as intentionally igniting a fire to manipulate vegetation, in order to meet certain goals. Interestingly, pile burns are […] Read more »

Baker’s Pond Walk Recap

On a sunny Tuesday, the rescheduled walk to Baker’s Pond took place with blue sky and a light breeze. Over twenty people came to enjoy the land, which was acquired by the town of Orleans and sits next to land also kept in conservation by the town of Brewster. The […] Read more »

Summer Internship Opportunity!

Full Position Description (pdf) Application (pdf) Application (word) Background: Dorothy Rowe Boyle, of Concord and East Orleans passed away on May 27, 2014. Dorothy, known to close friends as Dottie, adored being outside and all things related to nature. Active in many outdoor activities, Dorothy enjoyed walking, running and biking through the […] Read more »

White’s Lane Conservation Area Property Spotlight

White’s Lane Conservation Area, a twelve acre property, is made up of four separate gifts given to Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) in the mid ‘80s to mid ‘90s. The property boasts over 1,000 feet of waterfront wetlands along the River. There is a small number of parking spaces on site […] Read more »

Interested in Becoming an OCT Trustee?

Nominations for Trustee Candidates now open!  Trustee Nomination Form (Word)  Trustee Nomination Form (PDF)  Responsibilities Attend, in person or by phone, monthly Board meetings and other regularly-scheduled Board level meetings; Serve on at least one committee each year; attend and actively participate in the committee’s work; Attend the Annual Meeting; Be […] Read more »

Ice House/Reuben’s Pond Walk Recap

Over twenty Trust members took advantage of the beautiful weather for our final walk of 2015 on December 5th, led by our own Trust President Bob Prescott. The walk was held at OCT’s Ice House and Reuben Pond Conservation Area, and was part of the Cape’s annual pond waterfowl census. […] Read more »

Featured Property Blog: Twinings Pond

October 2015 Twinings Pond Conservation Area is a thirty one acre property with multiple walking paths surrounding the body of fresh water at its center. The land was acquired through a mix of gifts and low-cost purchases from the Fleck Family in the 1990s and later 2000s. The conservation area […] Read more »

What’s Happening to the Trees? Lecture Recap

On Thursday, October 15th the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) held its second to last lecture for the year at the Orleans Yacht Club. Ken Gooch, For est Health Program Director for the state of Massachusetts, fielded many questions during his hour long lecture pertaining to the current problems forests are […] Read more »

Kenrick Woods Conservation Area Walk Recap

On Tuesday, October 13, Orleans Conservation Trustee Carl Goldkamp led a small, brave crew on a wet walk through Kenrick Woods Conservation Area, off Namequiot Rd. Despite the gloomy start, participants heard about the colonial history of the surrounding area, and of John Kenrick’s use of the land as tree […] Read more »

Pochet Island Walk Recap

On Sunday, September 20, Orleans Conservation Trust co-led a walk to Pochet Island with Tim Payson as part of the Orleans Pond Coalition’s Celebrate Our Waters Weekend.  Both former Director Kris Ramsay and current Director Elizabeth Migliore led 35 participants through the ORV road leading to Pochet Island.  En route […] Read more »