Big Turnout for Three Ponds Walk

On Saturday morning, Mon Cochran led an educational walk through the Three Ponds Conservation Area, encompassing Twninings Pond, Meadow Bog, and Sarah’s Pond. This area includes over a dozen OCT gifts of land and land purchases, representing over 40 years of hard work by a dedicated group of Orleans residents […] Read more »

Peter Trull Previews Upcoming Book on Terns

                 Trull out on the water engaged in seabird research   It was only appropriate on a chilly February evening with a misty wind blowing across Town Cove that attendees heard from Peter Trull about terns, birds that are entirely at home over […] Read more »

Mark Faherty speaks to a packed house!

  To ring in the New Year, friends of the OCT came together to hear Mass Audubon’s Mark Faherty speak about cavity nesting birds. The audience learned about the different types of cavity nesters, and how some of these species can be “vicious killers” while still remaining adorable. Mark gave a presentation that was both humorous […] Read more »

Seth Rolbein Speaks to OCT on Local Fisheries

  On a rainy Tuesday evening in front of a cozy fireplace at the Orleans Yacht Club, Seth Rolbein spoke to a roomful of Orleans Conservation Trust members about the Cape Cod Fisheries Trust . The Fisheries Trust, under the Cape Cod Commercial Fisherman’s Alliance, was founded to ensure the […] Read more »

Diamondback Terrapin Hatchling Release

  On Saturday, September 7, OCT members gathered at the White’s Lane Conservation Area to release northern diamondback terrapin hatchlings into the marshland along Henson’s Cove. White’s Lane is home to the Bob Prescott Turtle Gardens: human-made sandy areas designed to promote nesting of the threatened terrapins. Bob, past OCT […] Read more »

Help Count Herring!

Every year, hundreds of thousand of river herring along the East Coast make their way from the sea back to the bodies of freshwater where they began their lives. Like salmon, they are anadramous, and will spawn in these natal waters to begin the cycle of life again. Herring are […] Read more »

OCT Welcomes Back Stephen O’Grady as New Director

The Orleans Conservation Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen O’Grady as the organization’s director, effective March 5, 2018. He will be the fourth person to head the Trust’s staff since its founding, replacing former director Elizabeth Migliore, who has taken a post with the town of Dennis. […] Read more »

Thanks AmeriCorps!

We were so fortunate to have AmeriCorps Cape Cod members serving with us on two important land management projects Thursday February 1st and Friday February 2nd! On Thursday, we had members of Fire Corps at Namequoit Bog, and on Friday we had members from the LeHac House at our Mauch gift preserve. […] Read more »

Recap – Conservation in the 21st Century Lecture

  Mark Robinson, Executive Director of the Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts, spoke to a full room at the Orleans Yacht Club Thursday evening, January 18. With over 30 years of open space protection under his belt, Mark spoke of how land preservation has changed over time.   Mark highlighted […] Read more »

Recap of our Duck Census Walk

On Sunday, December 4th, OCT sponsored a guided walk through the Ice House Pond and Reuben’s Pond Conservation Area. This beautiful 25 acre parcel was donated to OCT by the Moore, Wilbur and Hopkins families. Our guide was Bob Prescott, bird expert and Director of the Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay […] Read more »