Embracing Nature When We Can’t Embrace Each Other

We humans are social creatures – even our so-called “anti-social” behaviors, like staying in and getting online, are in search of a connection with others. We also have to acknowledge that humans at their core are still animals – and as animals we are all part of nature and respond to it in various ways. […] Read more »

2020 Falmouth Road Race

2020 Falmouth Road Race Sunday, August 16, 9am Woods Hole, MA Run away with us! Well, not too far away – just down to Woods Hole for the 2020 Falmouth Road Race! Join us for this special 7-mile run through Woods Hole and Falmouth where we will see unparalleled views. Proceeds will benefit BLT’s mission […] Read more »

2020 Tour de Barnstable

2020 Tour de Barnstable Sunday, June 7, 8am – 2pm Aselton Park, Hyannis Click here to register It’s time to get pedaling! We are so excited to ride with you in the 2020 Tour de Barnstable. Join Barnstable Land Trust (BLT) for this unique 38-mile ride through all seven villages in the Town of Barnstable, […] Read more »

Our New Boardwalk and Viewing Platform Are Open!

  We are excited to announce the completion of a new boardwalk and viewing platform at the Barnstable Conservation Center in West Barnstable. The building boardwalk offers visitors access to the trails around the 2-acre pond behind the office. The viewing platform looks over the pond, which is home to roosting egrets and herons in […] Read more »

Little Parker Pond Restoration

Why is this project being proposed? The existing conditions in and surrounding Little Parkers Pond have been degraded by a combination of restricted tidal flows, build up of sediment within the pond, and invasive plant species displacing the native plant communities surrounding the pond. This has led to: 1 . Reduced water quality. 2. Increased nitrogen released in to downstream salt marsh and estuary. 3. Loss of benthic habitat and shellfish resources. 4. Loss of quality native plant communities. 5. Loss of the habitat associated with native plant communities. Read more »

Cape Symphony

  Join us for a delightful evening of music! Sunday, September 22nd 2:00-7:30 p.m. Barnstable Land Trust invites you to a performance by the Cape Symphony, featuring a program filled with the sounds of nature. Ticket holders are welcomed to a 2:00 p.m. pre-concert talk to learn about the environmentally-inspired musical program, followed by Beethoven on […] Read more »

Barnstable Land Trust 2019 Annual Meeting

Members are invited to BLT’s 36th Annual Meeting, which will take place at the Wianno Club in Osterville, overlooking spectacular Nantucket Sound! Learn about our shared achievements in conservation, hear from guest speaker Heather Goldstone, NPR Science Editor; and share a drink and the view from the patio with fellow members.  We will also honor the […] Read more »

The Arrival of Spring

Spring on Cape Cod is an elusive proposition at best. Some would describe it as a mirage, a distant hope, or just plain old wishful thinking. Even the first small flowers that emerge in March can easily be buried in snow from a surprise nor’easter. While most people look for signs of spring in their […] Read more »

BLT Preserves Bumps River Parcel and Completes Corridor Protection

As of April, 2019, this 6-acre woodland on Mill Pond in Centerville, called Mill Pond West Shore, is permanently protected, thanks to the conservation goals (and patience) of the Maddalena family. On the land conservation radar for over 30 years since the first Open Space Plan, the protection of the Bumps River wetland corridor is […] Read more »