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 »

Little Sipson Island Kayak Trip Recap

On Monday, August 17, a group of over 20 boarded kayaks, canoes, and even paddleboards to make the voyage from Quanset Pond to Little Sipson Island, which is owned by the OCT. The trip was led by OCT President Bob Prescott. Upon arrival at the Island, Bob educated the group […] Read more »

Christian Property Conservation Area Educational Walk

On Thursday, July 16, OCT’s new Director Liz Migliore led an educational walk of the Town’s Christian Property Conservation Area.  Ten members attended this leisurely morning walk.  The Town’s 16 acre Christian Property is located off Portanimicut Road, down a dirt driveway with a parking area at the trailhead.  This […] Read more »

White’s Lane Educational Walk

On June 22, Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) President Bob Prescott led a leisurely walk at OCT’s Whites Lane Conservation Area. Twelve members attended the walk on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The property, located on Henson’s Cove and The River, which connects Meetinghouse Pond to Little Pleasant Bay, was acquired by […] Read more »

Meadow Bog Pond Trail Walk

On May 30, 12 Trust members and others walked through the Meadow Bog Pond Conservation Area off Quanset Road in South Orleans.  This property comprises two acquisitions: a 1993 gift by Rachia Heyelman of 1.8 acres and a joint purchase of 6.6 acres in 2006 by OCT and the Town […] Read more »

Declaration of Trust Amended

Between 2013 to 2015 the Orleans Conservation Trust worked to update the Trust’s founding Declaration of Trust.  This comprehensive and rewarding exercise, which included careful legal review and four special meetings of the members, has resulted in a new document that was approved unanimously by the entire Board of Trustees […] Read more »