Mike Lach

HELP US SAVE SIPSON ISLAND in PLEASANT BAY!

HELP US SAVE SIPSON ISLAND in PLEASANT BAY!

If you are an Orleans citizen, vote for Article 15 to preserve Sipson Island at the May 13 Town Meeting.    If you are an Orleans citizen or not, please contribute to the Sipson Island Trust Fund. The Friends of Pleasant Bay is raising funds to purchase the Island and protect it through a conservation restriction that […]

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2019 Convocation

2019 Convocation

Saturday, February 2, 2019 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Upper Cape Technical High School 220 Sandwich Road, Bourne MA Co-sponsored by The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts, Buzzards Bay Coalition & Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition Funding provided by The Island Foundation and Bilezikian Family Foundation 8:15 a.m. ARRIVAL: free coffee, danish, muffins9:00 a.m. KICK-OFF: […]

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Meet Isabelle Richardson, newest Compact staff member

Meet Isabelle Richardson, newest Compact staff member

The Compact board of directors voted on May 17th to fund the Land Protection Specialist staff position, vacant since Paula Pariseau retired in 2015.  Executive Director Mark Robinson announced the hiring of Isabelle Richardson of Falmouth for the position.  “The pace of new land acquisition projects (land gifts, bargain purchases and conservation restrictions) is quickening on […]

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Compact’s new booklet highlights land trusts’ success

Compact’s new booklet highlights land trusts’ success

In March 2018 The Compact published a 44-page color booklet celebrating the success of local and regional land trusts and watershed associations on Cape Cod: Fifty Years Forward: Cape Cod Land Trust Success. A web version is found here. The booklet is in memory of the Compact’s co-founder Ansel B. Chaplin, who served as president […]

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2018 Convocation

2018 Convocation

Presentations Please click on the presenters below for each presentation PDF (if available). SESSION  ONE  (9:15 – 10:15 a.m.) WORKSHOP A.      Managing Forest Habitats on Small Conservation Properties All of our land trusts own lots of woods. But how are we supposed to take care of it? Learn about the benefits, costs and process of […]

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Dennis O’Connell of Wellfleet receives Ansel B. Chaplin Award

Dennis O’Connell of Wellfleet receives Ansel B. Chaplin Award

At the 31st annual meeting of The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts, Inc., held on August 28, 2017 with the Orleans Conservation Trust, Wellfleet Conservation Trust President R. Dennis O’Connell received the Ansel B. Chaplin Award for his “excellence in open space protection on Cape Cod.”  Last year’s recipient Peter Johnson of the Brewster […]

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Recent Progress on the National Seashore Live Lightly on the Land Campaign

Recent Progress on the National Seashore Live Lightly on the Land Campaign

In 2014 The Compact sponsored a partnership among the lower Cape local land trusts, the Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore and the National Park Service called “Live Lightly on the Land.”  The purpose was to encourage the 600+ private landowners within the 27,000-acre national seashore boundary to do what they could to preserve […]

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The Passing of The Compact’s Founder, Ansel B. Chaplin

The Passing of The Compact’s Founder, Ansel B. Chaplin

Ansel Burt Chaplin, 85,  of Truro, founder of the nationally-recognized The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts, which has helped preserve more than 8,000 acres of Cape Cod’s fragile environment, died peacefully on January 27, 2017 in Boston with his wife, The Hon. Anne Kenney Chaplin, at his side.  Cape Cod Times obituary feature. Mr. […]

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2017 Convocation

2017 Convocation

Presentations Please click on the presenters below for each presentation PDF (if available). SESSION  ONE  (9:15 – 10:15 a.m.) WORKSHOP A.      Cultural Respect Access Agreements: Partnering with Native Americans Cultural and natural resource appreciation of protected lands can be enhanced in partnership with the Native Land Conservancy, the first native-led land trust in the Eastern […]

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CAPE COD A HOT SPOT FOR STATE LAND CONSERVATION TAX CREDITS

CAPE COD A HOT SPOT FOR STATE LAND CONSERVATION TAX CREDITS

According to 2015 records of the Mass. Division of Conservation Services, more landowners on Cape Cod have received state tax credits for donating or selling at bargain their land or conservation restrictions than in any other county in the state.  In fact, since the program began in 2011, the Cape town of Brewster has seen […]

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