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 »

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 »