Mike Lach

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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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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30th Anniversary party held for The Compact

30th Anniversary party held for The Compact

The 300 Committee Land Trust, Inc. of Falmouth hosted The Compact for our 30th Anniversary on July 14, 2016.  The Compact was founded on July 1, 1986 by six local land trusts in Truro, Brewster, Barnstable, Wellfleet, Orleans, and Provincetown.  Today, 25 land trusts and watershed associations belong to this sustainable network on the Cape. […]

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