Mill Pond Trail Reroute

Mill Pond Conservation Area, given by the Tovrov family, has a new trail to enjoy! With the help of AmeriCorps Cape Cod, Orleans Conservation Trust staff created two new pieces of trail, closing off old dangerous sections that were becoming highly eroded. The first piece of new trail is just […] Read more »

Best time ever for conservation restrictions

by Mark H. Robinson, The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts, Inc. March 2016 If you have ever thought about preserving your land, now is the time to act.  Congress renewed a remarkable piece of tax legislation, enabling private landowners to reap enhanced incentives for donating permanent conservation restrictions (CRs) […] Read more »

Migrating Monarchs Lecture Recap

Orleans Conservation Trust hosted a lecture May 2nd with Paul Rifkin, Kathy Koplik, and Vince Puleo, of the Monarch Project of Cape Cod. The lecture started off with a short video essay by Paul Rifkin that documented his trip to the breeding grounds of monarchs in Mexico. The number of […] Read more »

Woods Cove Property Spotlight

Woods Cove Conservation Area is a 12 acre swath of protected land, with a short trail through the upland trees down to Woods Cove. There are a small number of parking spots on Tonset Road. Woods Cove is made up of four separate parcels, donated and purchased at different times. […] Read more »

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 »