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 »

Mauch Gift Restoration

In 2011 the Town of Orleans and the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) teamed up to host AmeriCorps week. One of the project sites was located at the Ted Mauch Gift, which is located in East Orleans off Old Duck Hole Road and Lovell Lane. The project focused on the removal […] Read more »

AmeriCorps Cape Cod Gives Namequoit Bog Restoration a Boost

On October 31, 2014, the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) partnered with a group of nine hardworking AmeriCorps Cape Cod(ACC) members at the Namequoit Bog ConservationArea for a full day of habitat restoration and property maintenance. In 1998, the 22.5 acre Namequoit Bog parcel was sold to the OCT with the […] Read more »

Tick Presentation Recap

On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) hosted the second of three presentations in our Fall 2014 Lecture Series at the Orleans Yacht Club. Larry Dapsis, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Deer Tick Project Coordinator &  Entomologist, educated and entertained the 35 attendees with his presentation […] Read more »