Join us For Our May Wildlife Walk-and-Talk!

Join us for a facilitated walk-and-talk, as we discover the natural wonders of our West Barnstable sanctuaries and Barnstable’s Great Salt Marsh, which serve as a haven for many wildlife species! This program will feature the expertise of West Barnstable resident Dr. Peter Crosson, who has been birding on Cape Cod and beyond for 20…

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2024 Diamondback Terrapin Protection Program

Join Our Turtle Protection Team! Orenda Wildlife Land Trust is seeking your help protecting Diamondback Terrapins at our “Turtle Garden” located on one of our sanctuaries in West Barnstable, where they have been nesting in large numbers for years. Terrapins are listed as “threatened” in Massachusetts due to various factors including over-harvesting in the 19th…

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2024 Terrapin Adoption Program

With your 2024 adoption, you will receive: – A personalized adoption certificate– Educational materials– OWLT sticker– OWLT reusable bag

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AmeriCorps Service Day Project: Diamondback Terrapin Habitat Expansion

This week, we were joined by service members from AmeriCorps Cape Cod at our Margaret Wyman “Turtle Garden” sanctuary in West Barnstable, in preparation for the 2024 Diamondback Terrapin nesting season! This effort was part of a long-awaited meadow restoration and habitat expansion for the Diamondback Terrapins that call our sanctuary “home.” The Wyman Sanctuary…

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We are Hiring, Join our Team!

Orenda is seeking a part-time year-round Land Steward! Learn more and apply here: Land Steward Opportunity Description & Application Requirements Interested candidates should contact Meghan Douglas Hill.

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Join our Team as a Summer Intern!

Orenda is seeking a summer intern! If you are a Cape Cod student interested in gaining experience in environmental conservation, our internship may be a fit for you! This position is part time and will last 8-10 weeks. Interns will work alongside our Stewardship and Terrapin Protection teams and have the opportunity to learn about…

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Join us Saturday, October 12 for our Gardening For Wildlife Gala!

Join us for our Second Annual Gardening For Wildlife Gala! Saturday, October 12, 2024, 5:00-8:00 PM at the Wequaquet Lake Yacht Club, Centerville, MA This annual event serves as the signature fundraiser for Orenda Wildlife Land Trust, and will feature an evening full of informative programming, food, fun and networking opportunities – all overlooking sparkling Wequaquet…

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Save the Date: 2024 Gardening For Wildlife Gala!

MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION COMING SOON! Save the Date: Saturday, October 12, 2024 at the Wequaquet Lake Yacht Club, Centerville, MA This annual event serves as the signature fundraiser for Orenda Wildlife Land Trust, and will feature an evening full of informative programming, food, fun and networking opportunities – all overlooking sparkling Wequaquet Lake! Attendees can…

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First Day Hikes 2024: A New Year’s Tradition!

We were so fortunate to kick off 2024 with two incredible groups of outdoor enthusiasts for what has become our favorite tradition of the new year – #FirstDayHikesCapeCod! Gathering at our “Turtle Garden” sanctuary in West Barnstable, we discussed the conservation efforts we have underway to protect the threatened Diamondback Terrapin population, as we traced…

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2023 Impact at a Glance

Dear Friends of Orenda,  We wanted to take a moment to reflect on 2023 as we prepare to ring in the new year. It’s been an incredibly productive year, and we’re proud of what we have accomplished with your support. The energy across our growing community of conservationists has been invigorating and has reminded us…

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