National Arbor Day, 2022

It’s Arbor Day!

While most holidays celebrate something that has already happened and is worth remembering, Arbor Day represents a hope for the future. The simple act of planting a tree represents a belief that the tree will grow to provide us with clean air and water, cooling shade, habitat for wildlife, healthier communities, and endless natural beauty — all for a better tomorrow.

Join Orenda Wildlife Land Trust as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the tree planter’s holiday!

In observance, we invite you to join in on the events taking place in your community – plant a tree, support tree planting efforts, spend time in nature, or find your own way to celebrate.

Trees are needed now more than ever to slow climate change, improve wildlife habitat, strengthen our communities, and provide equitable access to green space.

Learn more about how to select, plant and care for trees that will thrive in your neighborhood, here!

About Orenda:

We are a volunteer-driven non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and protect open space for wildlife habitat, fresh air, and water quality in sanctuaries on Cape Cod and throughout Massachusetts. Working with the public, and in collaboration with other like-minded organizations and community partners, we are committed to achieving our mission through land acquisition, outreach and educational initiatives focused on the critical role that conservation plays in the future of our planet.

We’re Thinking and Acting Globally. We’re supporting the 30 x 30 movement, which addresses the devastating loss of nature across the globe. Together, we have a moral duty to support the commitment of likeminded organizations and individuals to protect at least 30% of the planet by 2030.

Why 30%? Scientists agree that to prevent a mass wildlife extinction crisis, support a growing global population, and address climate change, we must conserve at least 30% of the planet by 2030. Join us in this collective effort to protect our planet for future generations!

We’re Scaling our Impact Locally. Since the mid 1900’s, Cape Cod has lost approximately 40% of its open space to development, while residential areas have nearly quadrupled. This urban sprawl has destroyed our woodlands, threatened our water quality and natural resources, and fragmented wildlife habitat. Today the Cape is approximately 45% developed, 35% protected, with 20% remaining in the balance. Land conservation is the most effective tool we have in our plight to save the unique natural beauty of Cape Cod. But, we cant do it alone. We need your help to protect the land we love – right now, right here, in our own back yard!

Learn more about Orenda Wildlife Land Trust, and how you can support our mission, here!