Events at Barnstable Land Trust



Walks & Talks

Explore the Great Outdoors

…and learn about nature with Barnstable Land Trust!

Early spring through late autumn, BLT celebrates Barnstable’s special places with our annual Walks & Talks nature series, a great opportunity to connect with our natural environment.

Pre-registration with the BLT office is requested, and sometimes mandatory, as noted in the linked details. Many events are free; some have fees where noted. Please carpool when possible, as parking is often limited.

Click to view our list of upcoming Walks or Talks or Race Events. We hope to see you on the trail! 


Gifts from the Sea supports BLT’s efforts to protect Barnstable’s special places!

Gifts from the Sea

BLT’s annual fundraising gala

The first Gifts from the Sea was held on September 9, 1995 at the majestic Lloyd estate in Cotuit overlooking Meadow Point – 28 acres bequeathed to BLT by H. Gates Lloyd II.

Over the years, Gifts from the Sea has been held at many different venues across town – all of them with unique settings. Whether the event overlooked Nantucket Sound or Sandy Neck or graced one of BLT’s protected open fields, the fundraiser has remained true to its vision of offering delectable foods, a raw bar (the real “gifts” from the sea!) and unique auction items.

Our many donors, sponsors and volunteers have made this a stellar event! Gifts from the Sea helps raise annual revenue, which allows BLT to continue its mission of “preserving the open spaces, natural resources and unique character of Barnstable for future generations.”

Click here for news on the latest Gifts from the Sea event.


Annual MeetingAnnual Meeting and Election of Officers & Directors

Each fall Barnstable Land Trust holds its Annual Meeting and election of Officers & Directors.  BLT Executive Director Jaci Barton reviews recent acquisitions, discusses current projects, and provides an overview of the land BLT has preserved within the Town of Barnstable.

Along with election of officers, BLT presents the year’s Founders’ Award, given annually to an individual, organization, business, or governmental agency for having the vision to empower the people of Barnstable to preserve the essence of Cape Cod – its open spaces and natural resources, wetlands, woodlands and wildlife.

There is time before and after the meeting for mingling over light refreshments.  All are welcomed to attend, but only members may vote.

Click here for news on the latest Annual Meeting.

Click here to view previous Founders’ Award recipients.