Check our the photo contest news happening this month! October is a gorgeous month to get outside with your camera and experience Wareham’s natural beauty. http://warehamlandtrust.org/wareham-land-trust-photo-contest/
WLT is involved with so many community events in the upcoming weeks.We need your help and support! Please spread the word and join us if you can.
Saturday, September 12th, 10:00 a.m. St. Patrick’s Hall, High Street
We are thrilled to be hosting a program to introduce our community to new members of our region’s land conservation team and to learn more about the Native American experience in New England. The Native Land Conservancy of Mashpee, MA was formed in 2012 as the *first* Native-run land conservation group east of the Mississippi. In June of this year, the NLC received its first donation of a 1.4-acre parcel of land in Centerville MA.
The Wampanoag Tribe’s roots on Cape Cod date back some 12,000 years. Roberta Peters, Vice-President of the NLC, was recently quoted in the Barnstable Patriot about the tribe’s history: “The tribe has always been in the opposite position: of giving away or losing its rightful land. It hasn’t been the reverse until now.”
Refreshments will be served. A $2 donation is requested by non-members for this event to help cover the hall cost. A better idea: become a member when you come to the program!
Saturday Beach Clean-Ups with Don’t Trash Wareham: 10:00-12:00 Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can volunteer for one of these dates. Volunteers needed!
September 19th, Swifts Beach September 26th, Little Harbor October 3rd, Shell Point-Onset Beach
Family Friday Explorations
Our 2015 MassLift AmeriCorps Service Learning Coordinator is Tanya Creamer and she already has multiple events scheduled that are great opportunities for all family members to get outside and enjoy Wareham’s beauty this fall. Registration is required for these Family Friday programs, co-sponsored with the Buzzards Bay Coalition. More info and registration links here: http://www.savebuzzardsbay.org/GetConnected/UpcomingEvents?cid=5&ceid=277&cerid=0&cdt=9%2f18%2f2015
September 18th, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Orienteering at Minot Forest (behind Minot Elementary School)
September 26th, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Make your Own Fishing Pole at Horseshoe Pond, Station Street
October 2nd, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Crabbing at Lyman Reserve, 110 Red Brook Road, Plymouth MA (Wareham town line off Head of the Bay Road)
The Wareham Land Trust is joining with other local organizations and residents in this grassroots effort to help clean up our town! Please join us Sunday, May 31st, at 11:00 a.m. at our Bryant Farm property (Route 6 near Nessralla’s Farm Stand and the driving range). Bring a trash bag, gloves, bug spray, and a smile. Any questions, call Kathy at 508-295-5564. This event is part of a weekend-long series of clean up activities and everyone is encouraged to do what they can and when they can to help with the effort. If you can’t join us Sunday, pick your own time and place to play a part!
Art credit: Robert Scott
The second annual Wareham Oyster Festival has lots of events scheduled and the Wareham Land Trust is proud to be participating. Please stop by our booth on Sunday, May 3rd, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 219 Main Street. The Wareham Village Association has all the information for a week of activities including the 5K, a Gala, and a speaker series.
Itty-Bitty Bay Adventures
The Wareham Land Trust is excited to co-sponsor a group of programs in April geared towards our littlest explorers. Itty-Bitty Bay Adventures is a series of four free Wednesday events designed for families with young children. The first week will be an introductory program at the WLT office on Main Street, followed by three weeks of forest, salt marsh, and beach discovery programs. Please follow the link to the Buzzards Bay Coalition website for further details and registration information.