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 »

Member Notice

Dear OCT Members: We are both pleased for her, and sad at the same time, to share the news that our very hard-working and dedicated director, Liz Migliore, will be moving on to a position in the Natural Resources Department of the Town of Dennis. In the past two and […] Read more »

Release the Terrapins 2017

White’s Lane Conservation Area at Henson’s Cove serves as an oasis for nesting Northern dimaondback terrapins(Maclemys terrapin), a state-listed threatened species.  The multi-year effort of long hours and heavy labor restoring and maintaining the habitat, along with dedicated  volunteerism is paying off.  Diamondback terrapin females are recognizing the site as […] Read more »

Annual Meeting and Election Recap

The Annual Meeting was held on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 5:00 PM at the Orleans Yacht Club. The meeting provided updates from the President, Director, and various board members, including recent land acquisitions, land management efforts, and the annual financial report.   Voting for the slate of new Trustees as […] Read more »

LOVE for the Land Fundraising Concert!

Musician G. Love performed at the Academy Playhouse to benefit the Orleans Conservation Trust on August 7. 2017.  This sold out show raised $16,600 toward the purchase of the 1.7 acre property at Braddock’s Way!  OCT is now about a third of the way toward its goal of buying this […] Read more »