Category Archives: Our Sanctuaries

Brick Factory – New Sanctuary!

This parcel includes the site of the West Barnstable Brick Company that was closed in 1932. With lovely views of the Great Marsh, we are proud to add the property to our growing list of sanctuaries. The area of the … Continue reading

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The David H. Simser Island Sanctuary

The .68 acre island is comprised of wooded upland with beech, maple and oak trees and small holly seedlings. Carver Island is also located within a state designated priority habitat for rare species, a core habitat and critical natural landscape … Continue reading

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The Carl Monge Sanctuary

Acquired in June 2010-The Carl Monge sanctuary comprises of 13.7 acres of woodlands that lie within  the boundaries of the Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge.  Surrounded by two important properties; the 86-acre Makepeace Sanctuary and the 50-acre Mercy Lowe Sanctuary which … Continue reading

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The Tom and Georgia French Family Sanctuary

Acquired in September 2008- located in the town of Middlefield, Massachusetts this almost 20 acre property was a favorite spot for the Tom and Georgia French family to be together with their extended family and friends.   Given in the year of … Continue reading

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Smith’s Dock Sanctuary

Meadow Lane West Barnstable, Massachusetts Orenda’s Smith’s Dock Sanctuary, which consists of 5 acres in West Barnstable, provides not only a peaceful spot with an impressive view but is also habitat for the Northern Diamondback Terrapin Turtle. This beautiful Sanctuary … Continue reading

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Quashnet River Sanctuary

Mashpee, Massachusetts Orenda’s Quashnet River Sanctuary was purchased in March 2001. The entire acquisition included 18 acres encompassing over 2,000 feet along the Quashnet River in Mashpee in the Mashpee national Wildlife Refuge. Orenda retained the four acres to the … Continue reading

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Nalebuff Sanctuary

Falmouth, Massachusetts This more than half-acre property is located on a small peninsula in the Waquoit area of Falmouth, in an otherwise residential area bordering the Child’s River. The donors volunteered to act as stewards for this sanctuary, which is … Continue reading

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Mary De La Vallette Sanctuary

Mary De La Vallette Sanctuary Phillipston, Massachusetts Because he was interested in maintaining the integrity of the wildlife habitat and was concerned about the recent development in the Phillipston area, the donor decided to donate this property to Orenda in … Continue reading

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The Ledges

The Ledges Southbridge, Massachusetts The Ledges is a ledgy wooded four acre parcel in Southbridge, Massachusetts that provides watershed protection for a public water supply in addition to natural forested habitat. It was acquired in 1986, the first land Orenda … Continue reading

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David Nelson Sanctuary

David Nelson Sanctuary Plymouth, Massachusetts Although the property had once been used as a retreat for hunting, the donor conveyed this 14.5 acre sanctuary to Orenda in his will, proclaiming that he wished the property to be a wildlife preserve … Continue reading

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