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 »

Conservation Workshop for Landowners

While this may be the worst of times for the financial situations of many – – for governments, businesses and persons – – it is the best of times for landowners interested in reaping financial benefits for land conservation decisions. A refundable tax credit up to $50,000 is available for […] Read more »

Seals: Making a Comeback Presentation Recap

The Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) hosted a lecture, “Seals: Making a Comback,” on Tuesday, March 19th as part of our Third Tuesday Winter Lecture Series. Guest speaker, Jesse Mechling, the Marine Education Director at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, gave his talk about the recent resurgence in the seal […] Read more »

Glacial Origins of Cape Cod Presentation Recap

The Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) hosted the second event in our Third Tuesday Winter Lecture Series on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 6:30pm at the Orleans Yacht Club. Todd Kelley, a 12th generation Cape Codder, gave his presentation entitled “The Glacial Origins of Cape Cod and the Arrival of the […] Read more »

Christian Property Conservation Walk Recap

On February 16th, 2013 Rich Eldred, reporter for the Cape Codder and local botanist, led an educational walk for the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) at the Town’s Christian Property off Portanimicut Road. The Town of Orleans acquired the 7.85-acre parcel in 1999 for $345,000 for conservation purposes, with $148,200 of […] Read more »

Hosea’s Swamp Conservation Area Walk Recap

On February 7th, Kris Ramsay, Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) Administrator, led an educational walk along the edges of Hosea’s Swamp, a very unique Atlantic White Cedar (chamaecyparis thyoides) woodland. This parcel was donated to OCT in 1993 by Rachia Heyelman, and is surrounded by more than 60 acres of preserved […] Read more »