Up-Coming Meetings

On May 29th, 2014 OCT hosted a Special Meeting of the Members, at which time Members had the opportunity to provide feedback relating to updating the language in the Declaration of Trust. At the Special Meeting, it was agreed that more dialogue between the Board and OCT Members would be useful to […] Read more »

Namequoit Bog- Land Management Activities

On May 30th, 2014, the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) partnered with a group of thirteen hardworking AmeriCorps Cape Cod (ACC) members at the Namequoit Bog Conservation Area for a full day of habitat restoration and property maintenance. In 1998, the 22.5 acre Namequoit Bog parcel was sold to the OCT […] Read more »

E. Carlton Nickerson Gift- Land Management Activities

On June 9th, 2014, a group of eight AmeriCorps Cape Cod (ACC) members partnered with the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) toaccomplish a restoration project on the E. Carlton Nickerson Gift, a small 0.69 acre parcel of pine-oak forest ridden with invasive plant species on Whippoorwill Lane in South Orleans. In […] Read more »

Ice House/Reuben’s Pond Educational Walk Recap (6-12-2014)

On Thursday June 12th, Kris Ramsay, Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) Director, led an educational walk along the trails within the Ice House Pond and Reuben’s Pond Conservation Area. As outlined by Kris during his introduction, this area includes four gifts made up of 6 parcels of land totaling just over […] Read more »

Interested in Becoming a Turtle Monitor?

How exciting! In another month or so we could be seeing our first diamondback terrapins (turtles) of the year laying eggs in sandy “gardens” that have been maintained by volunteers! You are invited to volunteer for this conservation program! These turtles are listed as threatened in the state of MA. They […] Read more »

Three Ponds Conservation Area Educational Walk Recap 5-3-2014

On Saturday, May 3, 2014 Bob Prescott, Executive Director of MA Audubon Wellfleet Bay and OCT Trustee, led a 1.5 mile walk through the Thee Ponds Conservation Area in South Orleans. Bob led the group of 10 nature enthusiasts around Sarah’s Pond, Meadow Bog Pond, and finally through the Twinings […] Read more »

Close Encounters of the Ocean Kind Presentation Recap

On Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:00pm, the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) hosted the fifth and final presentations associated with our 2014 Winter & Spring Lecture Series at the Orleans Yacht Club. John King, explorer, photographer, author and Chatham conservationist entertained the 50 attendees with his presentation entitled “Close Encounters […] Read more »

Arbor Day & Earth Day: A Big Success!

Special thanks to the Orleans Conservation Trust volunteers, Town of Orleans Tree Warden, Highway & Parks Department, MA Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, AmeriCorps Cape Cod and NStar for helping to round out a successful week of land management work in support of Arbor Day and Earth Day. During the week […] Read more »

Town of Orleans 2014 Open Space Survey

The Orleans Conservation, Recreation and Open Space Plan (CROS) describes Town goals for meetings its open space and recreation needs. The plan is a required submittal to the MA Division of Conservation Services which makes the Town eligible for open space matching grants. Over the last decade, Orleans has been […] Read more »

Putnam Farm Educational Walk Recap (3-5-2014)

On Saturday, April 5th, 2014, Kris Ramsay, Director of the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT), led a group of hikers on a short walk through the Putnam Farm Conservation Area off Bridge Road in Orleans. The Putnam Farm Conservation Area contains 14 acres of land and was purchased by the Town […] Read more »