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 »

Snowy Owl Presentation Recap

On Monday, January 5, at 6:30 pm, the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) hosted the first of five  presentations in our 2015 Winter & Spring Lecture Series at the Orleans Yacht Club. For more than an hour and half, Norman Smith, director of the Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum, amazed and […] Read more »

Hosea’s Swamp Walk Recap

On January 5, some 45 Trust members and others enjoyed a chilly but rewarding walk along the edges of Hosea’s Swamp, a unique Atlantic white cedar woodland off Quanset Road in South Orleans. Kris Ramsay, Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) director, and Marcus Hendricks, board member of the Native Land Conservancy […] Read more »

2015 Member Update #1

Greetings, and we hope your holidays were joyous! The Trust is experimenting with new and improved ways to communicate with our members and supporters, including periodic updates via e-mail like this one. These will enable us to keep in touch with you more often than a semi-annual newsletter permits. Not to […] Read more »

Recent Land Gift

On December 16, 2014 Isaac Braddock and Sarah Fisher generously donating a 2.1 acre parcel of land off Henson’s Way that is best described as a Pine/Oak woodland. This land, which was once held under term Conservation Restrictions that ran out in 2012, directly abuts existing Orleans Conservation Trust land holdings and helps protect a […] Read more »

Recent Land Management Work

Special thanks to Americorps Cape for helping to maintain the White’s Lane and Young/Flint Conservation Areas. On December 12, 2014, 12 Americorps Members helped remove more than 15 tons of invasive plant vegetation, mow back two early succession fields, and turn over diamond backed terrapin turtle nesting habitat. At the […] Read more »