Little Sipson Island Kayak Trip Recap

On Monday, August 17, a group of over 20 boarded kayaks, canoes, and even paddleboards to make the voyage from Quanset Pond to Little Sipson Island, which is owned by the OCT. The trip was led by OCT President Bob Prescott. Upon arrival at the Island, Bob educated the group […] Read more »

Christian Property Conservation Area Educational Walk

On Thursday, July 16, OCT’s new Director Liz Migliore led an educational walk of the Town’s Christian Property Conservation Area.  Ten members attended this leisurely morning walk.  The Town’s 16 acre Christian Property is located off Portanimicut Road, down a dirt driveway with a parking area at the trailhead.  This […] Read more »

White’s Lane Educational Walk

On June 22, Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) President Bob Prescott led a leisurely walk at OCT’s Whites Lane Conservation Area. Twelve members attended the walk on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The property, located on Henson’s Cove and The River, which connects Meetinghouse Pond to Little Pleasant Bay, was acquired by […] Read more »

Meadow Bog Pond Trail Walk

On May 30, 12 Trust members and others walked through the Meadow Bog Pond Conservation Area off Quanset Road in South Orleans.  This property comprises two acquisitions: a 1993 gift by Rachia Heyelman of 1.8 acres and a joint purchase of 6.6 acres in 2006 by OCT and the Town […] Read more »

Declaration of Trust Amended

Between 2013 to 2015 the Orleans Conservation Trust worked to update the Trust’s founding Declaration of Trust.  This comprehensive and rewarding exercise, which included careful legal review and four special meetings of the members, has resulted in a new document that was approved unanimously by the entire Board of Trustees […] Read more »

Dorothy Rowe Boyle Internship Hire

The Orleans Conservation Trust is happy to announce the hiring of Stephen O’Grady as the first Dorothy Rowe Boyle Intern. Stephen is 21 years old and is entering his senior year at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He is pursuing an environmental science degree with a focus in conservation biology. Stephen […] Read more »

Upcoming Special Members Meeting – April 26

Meeting Agenda Date: Sunday, April 26, 2015  Time: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Location: Orleans Yacht Club – 39 Cove Road, Orleans Details: This Special Meeting has been scheduled to update Members on the recent activities of the organization, and approve the Amended Declaration of Trust (DoT). In March and April […] Read more »

Coywolves on Cape Cod Presentation Recap

Presentation Slides On Monday, March 2, at 7 pm, the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) hosted the third of five  presentations in our 2015 Winter & Spring Lecture Series at the Orleans Yacht Club. Dr. Jonathan Way, author of Suburban Howls and My Yellowstone Experience, gave his hour-long presentation entitled Coywolves […] Read more »

Preserved Land along Town Cove Presentation Recap

On Thursday, February 5, at 6:30 pm, the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) hosted the second of five  presentations in our 2015 Winter & Spring Lecture Series at the Orleans Yacht Club. For an hour, Bonnie Snow, long-time Orleans resident and historian, astonished more than 50 attendees gathered on a cold […] Read more »