Three Ponds Conservation Area Educational Walk Recap 5-3-2014

On Saturday, May 3, 2014 Bob Prescott, Executive Director of MA Audubon Wellfleet Bay and OCT Trustee, led a 1.5 mile walk through the Thee Ponds Conservation Area in South Orleans. Bob led the group of 10 nature enthusiasts around Sarah’s Pond, Meadow Bog Pond, and finally through the Twinings […] Read more »

Close Encounters of the Ocean Kind Presentation Recap

On Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:00pm, the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) hosted the fifth and final presentations associated with our 2014 Winter & Spring Lecture Series at the Orleans Yacht Club. John King, explorer, photographer, author and Chatham conservationist entertained the 50 attendees with his presentation entitled “Close Encounters […] Read more »

Arbor Day & Earth Day: A Big Success!

Special thanks to the Orleans Conservation Trust volunteers, Town of Orleans Tree Warden, Highway & Parks Department, MA Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, AmeriCorps Cape Cod and NStar for helping to round out a successful week of land management work in support of Arbor Day and Earth Day. During the week […] Read more »

Town of Orleans 2014 Open Space Survey

The Orleans Conservation, Recreation and Open Space Plan (CROS) describes Town goals for meetings its open space and recreation needs. The plan is a required submittal to the MA Division of Conservation Services which makes the Town eligible for open space matching grants. Over the last decade, Orleans has been […] Read more »

Putnam Farm Educational Walk Recap (3-5-2014)

On Saturday, April 5th, 2014, Kris Ramsay, Director of the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT), led a group of hikers on a short walk through the Putnam Farm Conservation Area off Bridge Road in Orleans. The Putnam Farm Conservation Area contains 14 acres of land and was purchased by the Town […] Read more »

Baker’s Pond Educational Walk Recap 3-10-2014

On Thursday, March 6th, 2014, Kris Ramsay, Director of the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT), led a group of hikers on a mile-long walk through the Baker’s Pond Conservation Area off Baker’s Pond Road in Orleans. During the introduction, Kris informed the dozen hikers that the Baker’s Pond Conservation Area and […] Read more »

Sustainable Coastal Erosion Control: Is it Possible Presentation Recap

On Monday, March 3, 2014 at 6:30pm, the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) hosted the third of five presentations associated with our 2014 Winter & Spring Lecture Series at the Orleans Yacht Club. Jim O’Connell, a Coastal Geologist and Land Use Specialist for Coastal Advisory Services, entertained more than 70 residents […] Read more »

Meadow Bog Pond and Sarah’s Pond Educational Walk Recap

Crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch… was the sound on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, as Kris Ramsay, Director of the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT), led a small group of hikers on a mile-long walk through the Meadow Bog Pond Conservation Area and the Cochran Gift off Davis Road. This land, which is […] Read more »

Mill Pond Valley Walk Recap (12-14-2013)

On December 14, 2013, Kris Ramsay, Administrator of the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT), led a small group of hikers on a mile-long walk through the Mill Pond Valley Conservation Area in Orleans. Though the air was cool and the sun was just peeking above the tree line, the dense woodland […] Read more »

Woods Cove Conservation Area Walk Recap

On November 16th, Kris Ramsay, Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) Administrator, led an educational walk along the trails within the Woods Cove Conservation Area. As outlined by Kris during his introduction, this land was once owned by Dr. Herbert and Helen “Bobsie” Whitlock, who were strong advocates for land preservation. In […] Read more »