November, 2013 Ice House & Reuben’s Pond Walk Recap

On November 5th, Kris Ramsay, Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) Administrator, led an educational walk along the trails within the Ice House    Pond and Reuben’s Pond Conservation land. As outlined by Kris during his introduction, this area includes four gifts, made up of five parcels of land totaling just over 25 […] Read more »

Orleans: A Small Town with an Extraordinary History

On Tuesday October 15, 2013 at 6:30pm, the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) hosted the second of three presentations associated with our Third Tuesday Fall Lecture Series at the Orleans Yacht Club. Bill Quinn, historian and local author, charmed over 70 local residents and visitors with his lecture entitled “Orleans: A […] Read more »

Three Ponds October Educational Walk

On October 11th, Kris Ramsay, Administrator of Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT), led a 1.5 mile walk through the Thee Ponds Conservation Area in South Orleans as part of the Cape Cod Commissions fall pathways program. Kris led the group of 35 nature enthusiasts around Sarah’s Pond, Meadow Bog Pond, and […] Read more »

White’s Lane 2013 Terrapin Recap

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 […] Read more »

Red Knots Presentation Recap

On Tuesday September 17, 2013 at 6:30pm, the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) hosted the first of three presentations associated with our Third Tuesday Fall Lecture Series at the Orleans Yacht Club. Brian Harrington, Ermitus Biologist retired from the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, delighted over 40 interested Cape Cod residents […] Read more »

Kent’s Point Walk Recap 9-3-2013

The Kent’s Conservation Area consists of 28 acres located at the end of Frost Fish Lane, about a mile from Monument Road in Orleans. The land is owned by the Town of Orleans and co-managed by the Conservation Commission and Parks Department. This land was acquired in 1988, contains more […] Read more »

Kenrick Woods August 22nd Educational Walk Recap

The Kenrick Woods Conservation Area consists of 46 acres located between Route 28, John Kenrick Road, and Namequoit Road. The land is owned by the Town of Orleans and managed by the Conservation Commission. The Orleans Conservation Trust holds a conservation restriction over 20.31 of the 46 acres. The conservation […] Read more »

July 11th, 2013 Christian Property Educational Walk Recap

Thursday, June 11th: it was a rainy afternoon, but that did not deter people from coming to hear about the Christian Property, a 16-acre property off Portanimicut Road in South Orleans. Kris Ramsay, OCT Administrator, led the walk, discussing the history of the property as well as the habitat and […] Read more »

Mill Pond Valley Conservation Area Trail Walk Recap

On Saturday, June 1st, Bob Prescott, OCT Trustee and Executive Director of the MA Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, led a walk at the Mill Pond Valley Conservation Area. A good crowd came to walk the one mile long trail and to listen to all Bob had to say about […] Read more »