Wish List

New Headquarters

$10,000: Office Space Renovations

We are working on converting our new office space into a publicly accessible building.  This contribution will go toward the cost of building a handicap accessible entrance and installing
emergency exit lighting.

$1,000: Office Sign

This contribution will go toward the expense of designing, making, and installing a highly visible OCT office sign at our new headquarters, at the edge of Route 28.

 

Public Programs

$3,000: Winter/Spring 2017 Lecture Series
We are pleased and excited to host our  free lecture series featuring topics of interest to Cape residence by recognized experts. These lectures will be held on the first Thursday evening of the month, January through May, at the Orleans Yacht Club.  This gift will cover the cost of renting the space and the speaker fees.

$500: Free Guided Trail Walks
OCT organizes and hosts numerous educational walks throughout the year. These engaging educational walks are free and open to the public.  This gift will cover the cost of advertising our walks.

Land Stewardship

$1,000: Five more OCT signs that designate protected lands throughout town
It’s hard to drive around Orleans these days and miss one of the OCT’s new signs, which are located at the entrance or identify 25 of our 114 properties. After years of fielding questions about exactly where our properties were located, we hope the new signage will assist hikers in locating those areas with trails, as well as to educate the public about the extent of the Trust’s property holdings.  We hope to continue adding signs this year to identify other major properties.

$2,000: Native Plantings

OCT would like to increase the number of native plantings at such properties as White’s Lane and Boland Pond.  This donation will help us to purchase native plants and hold a volunteer planting day this spring.

$500: Annual mowing of properties

Several OCT properties throughout town are mowed back at least once a year to prevent the takeover of invasive species or to maintain the habitat as an open grassland.

Community Outreach

$6,000: Biannual Newsletter
In the fall of 2012 OCT printed its first 12 page color newsletter. This newsletter was the talk of the Town and provided exciting educational information, remarkable photos, and inspiring stories. Help support this important outreach tool that is sent to each household in the spring and fall.

$5,000: Town-wide Membership Appeal
OCT is growing and maturing as an organization, and a key component of that is our expanding membership support. Membership support enables OCT to continue to pursue land acquisitions, expand land management efforts, and attract new volunteers.

$500: Constant Contact Newsletters and Online Donations
For more than three years OCT has offered online giving and event registration pages through its website, and just this past year we were able to set up an electronic news page through Constant Contacts. Online payment options are crucial in today’s world and our electronic news feeds give updates on up-coming walks and talks. Help us keep our electronic communications a possibility.