Release the Terrapins 2014

We are all familiar with the old adage “Build it and they will come”. Well, the multi-year effort of long hours and heavy labor restoring and maintaining the habitat, along with dedicated    volunteerism at White’s Lane is paying off.  The Diamondback Terrapin females are recognizing the site as a suitable nesting […] Read more »

Kenrick Woods Walk Recap (9-6-2014)

On Saturday, September 6th, Kris Ramsay, OCT’s Director, led an educational walk in the Town’s Kenrick Woods Conservation Area off Namequoit Road. This land is owned by the Town of Orleans and managed by the Conservation Commission. The Orleans Conservation Trust holds a Conservation Restriction over approximately 20 of the […] Read more »

August 5, 2014 Members Meeting

On May 29th, 2014 OCT hosted a Special Meeting of the Members, at which time Members had the opportunity to provide feedback relating to updating the language in the Declaration of Trust. At the Special Meeting, it was agreed that more dialogue between the Board and OCT Members would be useful to help […] Read more »

Namequoit Bog Educational Walk

On Thursday, July 17, Kris Ramsay, Director of the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT), led a walk through and around Namequoit Bog, a 22.5 acre parcel, while touching on interesting details and historical facts about the property. 17.5 acres of this parcel is recognized as a wetland, which had been actively […] Read more »

2014 Annual Meeting Guest Speaker

White Sharks in the North Atlantic  Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Time: 5:00pm- 6:00pm (Doors open at 4:30 pm cash bar) Location: Orleans Yacht Club, 39 Cove Road, Orleans Price: Free! Speaker: Cynthia Wigren, co-founder of Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and The Gills Club Details: Despite its well-established presence in the North Atlantic, the white shark […] Read more »

Up-Coming Meetings

On May 29th, 2014 OCT hosted a Special Meeting of the Members, at which time Members had the opportunity to provide feedback relating to updating the language in the Declaration of Trust. At the Special Meeting, it was agreed that more dialogue between the Board and OCT Members would be useful to […] Read more »

Namequoit Bog- Land Management Activities

On May 30th, 2014, the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) partnered with a group of thirteen hardworking AmeriCorps Cape Cod (ACC) members at the Namequoit Bog Conservation Area for a full day of habitat restoration and property maintenance. In 1998, the 22.5 acre Namequoit Bog parcel was sold to the OCT […] Read more »

E. Carlton Nickerson Gift- Land Management Activities

On June 9th, 2014, a group of eight AmeriCorps Cape Cod (ACC) members partnered with the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) toaccomplish a restoration project on the E. Carlton Nickerson Gift, a small 0.69 acre parcel of pine-oak forest ridden with invasive plant species on Whippoorwill Lane in South Orleans. In […] Read more »

Ice House/Reuben’s Pond Educational Walk Recap (6-12-2014)

On Thursday June 12th, Kris Ramsay, Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) Director, led an educational walk along the trails within the Ice House Pond and Reuben’s Pond Conservation Area. As outlined by Kris during his introduction, this area includes four gifts made up of 6 parcels of land totaling just over […] Read more »

Interested in Becoming a Turtle Monitor?

How exciting! In another month or so we could be seeing our first diamondback terrapins (turtles) of the year laying eggs in sandy “gardens” that have been maintained by volunteers! You are invited to volunteer for this conservation program! These turtles are listed as threatened in the state of MA. They […] Read more »