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Stakeholder Notification/Public Notice

Stakeholder Notification/Public Notice  The Wareham Land Trust, Inc. is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open.  The Land Trust Accreditation Program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an… Continue Reading

ChalkFest! Onset, Saturday August 25th

ChalkFest! Onset, Saturday August 25th

We’ll be at the Onset Bay Association’s annual chalk-full-o’-fun street festival! And we’ll have a prize for the best representation of Wareham’s natural beauty. $5 entry gives you a spot of pavement and chalk to create your masterpiece. Saturday, August 25th, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Continue Reading

Ode to a Towhee: Passerine Kerfluffle

Ode to a Towhee: Passerine Kerfluffle

On April 19 I heard his familiar “chewink” for the first time this spring.  Towhee was back for the season! We live on a woodland edge in the midst of a ravel of understory blueberry, bayberry, huckleberry, checkerberry, green briar, poison ivy and more—a thicket of trouble for us humans but towhee’s natural, sought-after habitat. … Continue Reading

Stoney Brook Conservation Project – 600 Main Street

Stoney Brook Conservation Project – 600 Main Street

At Wareham’s spring 2018 Town Meeting, voters will be asked to support the Wareham Land Trust’s latest conservation proposal: purchasing 6.63 acres of undeveloped woodland and wetland habitat straddling Stoney Run. Please vote “YES” on this CPC Warrant Article #7 and on #5 which returns $89,197 to CPC from a previous project. Thank you! UPDATE:… Continue Reading

Fearing Hill Conservation Area – Trail Work

Fearing Hill Conservation Area – Trail Work

Thanks to WLT’s Nancy McHale, Kathy Pappalardo, Mack Phinney, Len Boutin, and Michelle Krauser; Wareham’s Conservation Agent Dave Pichette; and seven service members from the U.S. Coast Guard for helping on a recent sunny March Saturday with this ongoing trail work. The WLT holds the Conservation Restriction on the property. Continue Reading

Stoney Run Property News

Stoney Run Property News

One of the basic principles in scouting is to be good stewards of the land.  The Narragansett Boy Scout Council, which covers parts of Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts, has lived up to this doctrine.  This past year the Council has worked diligently with several land trusts to place some of their surplus properties into… Continue Reading

Winter Walks with the BBC and WLT

Winter Walks with the BBC and WLT

Does winter weather get you feeling down? Do you miss spending time outside? No need to wait for spring to get outdoors and enjoy the natural world around you! I always say there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing choices. So bundle up and take a walk! Programs run the 2nd… Continue Reading

#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday

It’s the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and the beginning of many holiday celebrations for Wareham residents. The Wareham Land Trust family extends our warmest wishes to our members. We don’t often talk about fundraising here on the blog, but next Tuesday is called “Giving Tuesday” and I think it is a good time to sing our… Continue Reading

10 (not so) Spooky Species of Wareham’s Woods and Waters

10 (not so) Spooky Species of Wareham’s Woods and Waters

  Bats, spiders, toads, vultures — many animals suffer from a creepy reputation as Halloween rolls around every year. But in fact, lots of our local species in Wareham that may seem spooky are actually essential and exciting members of our environment. Learn more about these 10 not-so-spooky species and appreciate them the next time… Continue Reading

Trail Walk with our Neighboring Conservation Partners

Trail Walk with our Neighboring Conservation Partners

We have wanted to join together with our neighbors for some time now. We’re all family in spirit, after all, with a shared vision of working together to promote land conservation. At one of our recent monthly Outreach meetings, WLT volunteers were joined by Jim Bride of the Sippican Lands Trust and Halima Tiffany from… Continue Reading

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