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The Orleans Conservation Trust protects and restores natural lands — for people and wildlife, the health of our waters, and the character of our community.

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Wednesday, March 13

Register for Twinings Pond Walk

Thursday, March 21


Tuesday, March 26

Register for "Picking Your Battles with Invasive Plants" Lecture

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Upcoming Walks:

  • Twinings Pond (3/13)
  • Orleans Watershed (4/12)
  • John Kenrick Woods (5/16)

Upcoming Talks:

  • "Picking Your Battles with Invasive Plants" with Karro Frost (3/26)
  • "Undeveloping Land" with Mark Robinson (4/30)

At Home with Nature

Nature-friendly practices you can adopt for your yard

How can landscaping create habitat for local wildlife? Your landscaping practices can transform your yard into a wildlife-friendly habitat. Planting native flora provides food and shelter for local wildlife, attracting birds, insects, and other species in ways that non-native plants will not. Creating vegetation layers with plants that reach different heights, incorporating water features, and leaving some areas untamed can mimic natural ecosystems, supporting biodiversity. Native landscaping also eliminates the need for pesticides or fertilizers, fostering a healthier environment for insects crucial to the food chain.

Check back monthly for more At Home with Nature tips!

Orleans Conservation Trust

203 South Orleans Rd.

Orleans, MA 02653

(508) 255-0183

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Orleans Conservation Trust is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit established in 1970. Over its 50-year history, the Trust has preserved more than 660 acres in Orleans. Among the most active land trusts on Cape Cod, OCT stewards a range of ecosystems, from freshwater ponds and wetlands to saltmarshes, wooded upland, and coastal grasslands, managing its lands to protect and enhance wildlife habitat, restore native ecosystems, and provide public recreation and education through a network of trails and informational signage. OCT also educates residents and visitors about important natural values and environmental issues in Orleans and around Cape Cod via guided walks, free lectures, its website, newsletter, and other communications.