WALKS & EVENTS

WALKS & EVENTS CALENDAR

2021 Walks & Events

We look forward to hosting many events in 2021! Scroll down to learn more about opportunities to tour historic Mayo House, our upcoming Annual Meeting, planned trips to Strong Island, and more.

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Upcoming Walks & Events

Land Stewards Julie Baca of Chatham Conservation Foundation (CCF) and Connor O’Brien of Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) are teaming up to offer walks on properties in Harwich and Chatham. 

 

Learn about Cape Cod’s unique plant communities, freshwater waterways, and habitat restoration potential at HCT’s Robert F. Smith Cold Brook Preserve in Harwich Port.

 

Over the past few years, Julie has been enthusiastically working to expand her knowledge of Cape Cod flora. She will discuss plant identification basics, pointing out both native and invasive plant species. Connor will teach walk participants about the function of wetlands, freshwater waterways, and estuaries on Cape Cod and the important fish species that rely on those habitats. Eagerly awaiting the herring running every year, and having worked in environmental education, this is a subject that Connor loves to talk about.

FREE, but please sign up today by sending an email to reservations@ccfinc.org

Land Stewards Julie Baca of Chatham Conservation Foundation (CCF) and Connor O’Brien of Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) are teaming up to offer walks on properties in Harwich and Chatham. 

 

Learn about Cape Cod’s unique plant communities, freshwater waterways, and habitat restoration potential at CCF’s Frost Fish Creek in Chatham.

 

Over the past few years, Julie has been enthusiastically working to expand her knowledge of Cape Cod flora. She will discuss plant identification basics, pointing out both native and invasive plant species. Connor will teach walk participants about the function of wetlands, freshwater waterways, and estuaries on Cape Cod and the important fish species that rely on those habitats. Eagerly awaiting the herring running every year, and having worked in environmental education, this is a subject that Connor loves to talk about.

FREE, but please sign up today by sending an email to reservations@ccfinc.org

Strong Island Nature Walk with Mark Faherty 

Friday, October 8th, 2021; 9am-12pm (Rain date TBD)

Strong Island

Join Mark Faherty and CCF representatives for an unforgettable stroll along the trails of Strong Island. You may have heard Mark on the radio hosting WCAI's Bird Report, or seen him at the Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary site where he is the Science Coordinator. Transportation to and from the island is included.

 

Strong Island's 75 acres of upland are owned by CCF and the 59 acres of marsh are owned by the town. Located as it is 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. Impressive vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, a barrier beach, salt ponds, marshland, and Pleasant Bay are all around you as you walk.


Limited to 25 people, so please sign up today by sending an email to reservations@ccfinc.org

$15 for members and children, $30 for the public

Land Stewards Julie Baca of Chatham Conservation Foundation (CCF) and Connor O’Brien of Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) are teaming up to offer walks on properties in Harwich and Chatham. 

 

Learn about Cape Cod’s unique plant communities, freshwater waterways, and habitat restoration potential at HCT’s Robert F. Smith Cold Brook Preserve in Harwich Port.

 

Over the past few years, Julie has been enthusiastically working to expand her knowledge of Cape Cod flora. She will discuss plant identification basics, pointing out both native and invasive plant species. Connor will teach walk participants about the function of wetlands, freshwater waterways, and estuaries on Cape Cod and the important fish species that rely on those habitats. Eagerly awaiting the herring running every year, and having worked in environmental education, this is a subject that Connor loves to talk about.

FREE, but please sign up today by sending an email to reservations@ccfinc.org

Land Stewards Julie Baca of Chatham Conservation Foundation (CCF) and Connor O’Brien of Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) are teaming up to offer walks on properties in Harwich and Chatham. 

 

Learn about Cape Cod’s unique plant communities, freshwater waterways, and habitat restoration potential at CCF’s Frost Fish Creek in Chatham.

 

Over the past few years, Julie has been enthusiastically working to expand her knowledge of Cape Cod flora. She will discuss plant identification basics, pointing out both native and invasive plant species. Connor will teach walk participants about the function of wetlands, freshwater waterways, and estuaries on Cape Cod and the important fish species that rely on those habitats. Eagerly awaiting the herring running every year, and having worked in environmental education, this is a subject that Connor loves to talk about.

FREE, but please sign up today by sending an email to reservations@ccfinc.org

Mushroom ID Walk with Wesley Price 

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021; 9am-12pm

Directions will be emailed to those who register

Join Cape Cod mycologist Wesley Price for a guided mushroom identification walk. Enjoy a brief presentation at the start, and then fan out and forage for your own specimens. Please bring a basket and a butter knife to help with collecting.

At the end of the walk everyone will show off their finds and Wesley will ID the various fungi, answer questions, and offer information about what various types are used for from plant dyes to culinary delicacies.

 

Limited to 30 people, so please sign up today by sending an email to reservations@ccfinc.org

Free for members and children, $10 for the public

Mayo House Private Guided Tours

Available upon request 

Mayo House

The Mayo House is looking forward to welcoming back the public, and is resuming private guided tours upon request. Email the Chatham Conservation Foundation for scheduling.

Self-Guided Walks 

The Chatham Conservation Foundation's walking trails are open! 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.