2013 Summer Interns

Ben Lyttle Ben, OCT Land Stewardship Intern, is 22 years old, born and raised in Orleans. After 2 years at Cape Cod Community College, Ben transferred to Lesley University where he is currently a senior majoring in environmental science; he is on schedule to graduate in May of 2014. A […] Read more »

Ice House/ Reuben’s Pond Conservation Area Walk Recap

On May 16th, 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. This area is composed of four gifts, making up just over 25 acres of land; the first of these was given in 1974, […] Read more »

Turtles of the Salt Marsh Presentation and Volunteer Opportunity

Presentation: Turtles of the Salt Marsh When: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 from 6:30-7:30 pm Where: Snow Library, Orleans (67 Main Street) Guest Speaker: Bob Prescott, MA Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Director Sponsor: MA Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary & OCT Details: Something beautiful and unique lurks in the shallows of our […] Read more »

Green Week Recap!

To celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day this year,, Orleans hosted a “Green Week” the last full week in April. Planned and implemented by Meg Quirk and Sebastian Wheeler, two AmeriCorps Cape Cod members, “Orleans Green Week” was a week-long service project which engaged the local community in a variety […] Read more »

Great White Sharks, Our New Neighbors

The Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) hosted a lecture entitled “Great White Sharks, Our New Neighbors” on Tuesday, April 16th as part of our Third Tuesday Winter Lecture Series. More than 90 people of all ages came to hear Dr. Gregory Skomal, Senior Marine Biologist for the State of MA Division […] Read more »

Kenrick Woods Conservation Area Walk Recap

On April 18th, Rufin Van Bossuyt 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 20.31acres. This conservation area is […] Read more »

Green Week in Orleans 4-22-13 through 4-26-13

Led by AmeriCorps Cape Cod Orleans Green Week (OGW) is a week of collaborative service-learning projects, commemorating Earth Day and Arbor Day 2013, which will run from Monday, April 22nd through Friday, April 26th. OGW was organized and managed by Meg Quirk and Sebastian Wheeler, ACC members working with the […] Read more »

Hopkins Island Osprey Pole Installation!

The Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) worked in conjunction with MA Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, March 30th to re-install an osprey pole on Hopkins Island that fell during the storms this past February. The island, which is 4.4- acres in size, was donated to the Trust by the […] Read more »

AmeriCorps National Day of Service

April 9th, 2013 was declared a national day of service by AmeriCorps nationwide in order to recognize Mayor’s day of recognition for national service. Mayors in towns and cities across the country will be visiting sites where Americorps has had an impact on the local community. On the cape the […] Read more »