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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Join CCF's Book Club!

Next meeting: Monday, October 23rd, 4pm 

Over the Bar by Joseph Nickerson

CCF Book Club meetings are held in person at Mayo House. No registration necessary!

Environmental Fair

Saturday, September 30th10am - 2pm

Chatham Community Center

SAVE THE DATE!!

Oktoberfest

Saturday,
October  21st

 

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Fall Guided Walks

Strong Island Bird Walk - Birds and their Island Sanctuaries

Guide: James Junda

NEW DATE!

Wednesday, October 11th at 2pm

Cost: $20

 

Photo credit: Jon Watkins
 

Join ornithologist James Junda for a walk through beautiful and remote Strong Island, the “gem” of Pleasant Bay. He will explore the connections between island sanctuaries and the birds that use them as we walk through the stunning woodlands trail and along the island shore. CCF Trustee Linda Nixon will also be on hand to provide information on the history of Strong Island and CCF's efforts there.

 

Acquired in 1973 from the Horst Family, Strong Island consists of 75 acres of upland owned by CCF and 59 acres of town-owned marsh. Located in Pleasant Bay, the property has both the limitations of isolation from the Cape as a whole and also the likelihood of unique migrational visitations. The island-long trail system winds thought pine and oak woodlands filled with native shrubs and wildlife representative of the general area.

 

Transportation to and from the island will be provided on private boats.

Your Guide:

James Junda has been studying birds for 20 years but watching them his whole life. His journey started during summers with his grandparents at Schoolhouse Pond in Chatham and has taken him to five continents documenting birds. He has been operating songbird banding stations at Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary and around the lighthouse on Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge since 2011.

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Strong Island Nature Walk - Autumnal Equinox

Guide: Lauren Arcomano

 

NEW DATE!!

Sunday, October 1st at 10am

Cost: $20

 

Photo credit: Jon Watkins
 

Join CCF Executive Director Lauren Arcomano for a walk celebrating the Autumnal Equinox by observing the turn of the seasons on Strong Island, the “gem” of Pleasant Bay. This walk is designed for participants of all ages.

 

Acquired in 1973 from the Horst Family, Strong Island consists of 75 acres of upland owned by CCF and 59 acres of town-owned marsh. Located in Pleasant Bay, the property has both the limitations of isolation from the Cape as a whole and also the likelihood of unique migrational visitations. The island-long trail system winds thought pine and oak woodlands filled with native shrubs and wildlife representative of the general area.

 

Transportation to and from the island will be provided on private boats.

Your Guide:

Lauren Arcomano is the Executive Director of the Chatham Conservation Foundation and an avid outdoors person who loves to hike and kayak. When not at CCF's historic headquarters in the Mayo House, she can be found paddling in the Nauset Marsh or exploring other conservation lands on the Cape.

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Mayo House Guided Tours

Mayo House tours will resume starting on June 17th, for Chatham Historic Weekend, and then on Monday evenings as part of Mondays on Main through the summer.

Private guided tours are available on request. Email the Chatham Conservation Foundation for scheduling.

Self-Guided Trail Walks 

The Chatham Conservation Foundation's walking trails are open year around! We invite you to explore our beautiful trails at your own leisure.

Please be sure to follow social distancing, and keep pets on leashes. Click here for maps of some great walking trails around Chatham.

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