Category Archives: Our Sanctuaries

Austin Smith Sanctuary

Austin Smith Sanctuary 261 Rock Harbor Road This 8.5 acre sanctuary is located in both Orleans and Eastham and is a portion an estate that had been in the donor’s family for over 350 years. Both parcels are in the … Continue reading

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Scudder Bay Sanctuary

Scudder Bay Sanctuary Bay Lane Centerville, Massachusetts This more than 2 acre sanctuary resides in an Aquifer Protection Overlay District, a designation designed to protect ground water on Scudder Bay in Osterville. The upland portion of property has a mixture … Continue reading

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No Bottom Pond Sanctuary

No Bottom Pond Sanctuary Route 137 Brewster, Massachusetts Named for the clean, three-acre pond — one of the steepest kettlehole ponds on the Cape — that it borders, No Bottom Pond sanctuary includes over 27 acres of undeveloped natural woodland. … Continue reading

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Mashpee River Woodlands Sanctuary

Mashpee River Woodlands Sanctuary Mashpee, Massachusetts Originally donated by a realty company, this 2 acre sanctuary of oak and pine forest was dedicated to the memory of Bill Conley, a long-time friend and active member of Orenda in 1999. The … Continue reading

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Makepeace & Mercy Lowe Sanctuaries

Makepeace & Mercy Lowe Sanctuaries Mashpee, Massachusetts Once used as a woodlot to fuel the furnaces at the West Barnstable Brick Company, the 86 acre Makepeace sanctuary located in Mashpee is primarily a continuous pitch pine and oak species forest. … Continue reading

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Fowler-Eames Sanctuary

Fowler-Eames Sanctuary Washington, Massachusetts Situated in the heart of the Berkshires, this sanctuary is the last remaining parcel of what was once the donor’s grandfather’s dairy farm. It contains 34 acres of undeveloped natural woodlands and wetlands, with large, mature … Continue reading

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The Cedars

The Cedars Meadow Lane West Barnstable, Massachusetts Acquisition Date April 7, 1988 Orenda’s first sanctuary on Cape Cod. The property was acquired from the Estate of Ina Davidson by Barbara and Charles Birdsey in January of 1988 and then donated … Continue reading

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Ashumet Pond Sanctuary

Ashumet Pond Sanctuary Although this property has a history of contamination from military activities associated with the adjacent Massachusetts Military Reservation, this 35 acre sanctuary is a key linkage in the Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge. It includes part of a … Continue reading

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Take a tour

ORENDA WILDLIFE LAND TRUST SANCTUARIES – We welcome you to take a “tour” of Orenda’s wildlife sanctuaries… ASHUMET POND SANCTUARY Mashpee, 35 acres AUSTIN SMITH SANCTUARY Orleans & Eastham, 9 acres THE CEDARS West Barnstable, 10 acres DAVID NELSON SANCTUARY … Continue reading

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