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Happy Earth Day 2020

Source: N.A.S.A. Dear Friends of Orenda Wildlife Land Trust, We are in a time of great change. Our lives have been affected dramatically by this global pandemic. The changes have been difficult for all of us, and devastating to many. … Continue reading

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Thinking of you, your family, and friends in this unsettled time

ORENDA UPDATE “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” Rumi . Dear Friend of Orenda Wildlife … Continue reading

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Orenda Wildlife Land Trust looks to the future

The Barnstable Patriot Article By Barbara Clark Read the article here: https://www.barnstablepatriot.com/news/20200221/orenda-wildlife-land-trust-looks-to-future Brewster native Jeff Thibodeau has recently been named as the new executive director of the Orenda Wildlife Land Trust, whose offices are located on Route 6A in Barnstable. … Continue reading

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ORENDA WILDLIFE LAND TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

January 10, 2020 Contact: Orenda Wildlife Land Trust Inc. Jeff Thibodeau, Executive Director 4011 Main Street Barnstable, MA 02630 508-3362-4798 (land) 508-237-9000 (cell) jeffthibodeau@orendalandtrust.org Barnstable, MA, Cape Cod – The Orenda Wildlife Land Trust has chosen Jeff Thibodeau as its … Continue reading

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2019 Fall Newsletter

Bill Huss, A Face of Orenda’s Support and Conservation Vision For William “Bill” Huss, it’s the conservation of open space that will preserve our environment. A few years ago, Huss, who has homes in Wayland and Wellfleet, had asked Orenda … Continue reading

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Orenda Wildlife Land Trust receives grant to enhance habitat for wildlife

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2019 Baker-Polito Administration Awards Grants to Municipalities and Organizations for Wildlife Habitat Management BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $341,396 to individuals, municipalities and organizations across the state for projects to improve habitat for … Continue reading

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2019 Summer Newsletter

Orenda Springs into Summer at Community Events Orenda shares its mission to “preserve and protect open space for wildlife habitat, fresh air and water quality” by attending community events. We love this sort of engagement! Read more in the newsletter … Continue reading

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Cape Cod Wildlife Festival – 10th Annual

Join Us! For the 10th Annual Cape Cod Wildlife Festival Saturday September 7th, 2019 from 10am to 3pm Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary 345 Bone Hill Road Cummaquid, Mass Download a pdf poster here: Cape Cod Wildlife Festival 2019 (pdf)

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Gather on the Grasses

Cape Wildlife Center & Orenda Wildlife Land Trust to Host Gather on the Grasses (Cummaquid, Cape Cod, Mass.) – Bring your own picnic and blanket to spread on the ground for Gather on the Grasses, two informal and engaging lectures … Continue reading

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2019 Spring Newsletter

A Growing Landscape of Protected Acreage Every time Orenda adds open space to our portfolio it’s a win for our mission to preserve and protect open space for wildlife. In the last six months, over 30 acres was added to … Continue reading

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Plympton Woods Amazeen Family Donation

Plympton, 19 acres – 2019 In January, a freshly-recorded deed added 19 acres of woods to Orenda’s portfolio. The land was donated by the Amazeen Family. This valuable acquisition includes acreage at the head of the Jones River Brook in … Continue reading

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2018 Fall Newsletter

Every Precious Parcel In late summer, Orenda Wildlife Land Trust swapped land with the Barnstable Land Trust (BLT). We gave BLT ten acres next to their headquarters in West Barnstable. In return, BLT gifted Orenda the parcel next to Smiths … Continue reading

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0 Meadow Lane, West Barnstable

In late summer of 2018, Orenda Wildlife Land Trust exchanged land with the Barnstable Land Trust (BLT.) We gave BLT 4.52 acres next to their headquarters in West Barnstable. In return, BLT gifted Orenda this parcel measuring .69 acres next … Continue reading

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76 Cheoh Road, Cotuit

76 Cheoh Road, Cotuit, .5 acre – 2018 In July, a half-acre undeveloped lot was donated to Orenda by four neighbors in a Cotuit neighborhood. These folks banded together to purchase the lot that abuts a wetland. It looks like … Continue reading

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2018 Summer Newsletter

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2017 Newsletter

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West Barnstable Russo Family Donation

West Barnstable, Russo Family donation, 5 acres – 2018 Along 6A in West Barnstable there’s a five-acre plot that was donated to Orenda by the Russo Family. What a special area this is: a mix of wooded uplands with a … Continue reading

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Margaret Wyman Sanctuary

West Barnstable 3.43 acres – 2017 Margaret Wyman Sanctuary is 3.43 acres of woodland and open sunny areas that the endangered Terrapin turtles have favored for many years. This parcel is next to our Smith’s Dock property and across the … Continue reading

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2016 Spring Newsletter

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Spring 2016 Newsletter is now available on line

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Orenda’s board members attend the Compact’s Southeastern Massachusetts Convocation of Land Trusts

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Fall 2013 Newsletter available on Line

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Summer 2013 Newsletter available on-line!

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Orenda begins Habitat Management Program for New England Cottontail in Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge

Work began on our Carl Monge Sanctuary and Makepeace Mercy Lowe Sanctuary the week of February 20th. The Orenda Wildlife Land Trust,Inc., Town of Mashpee, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & … Continue reading

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Brick Factory Sanctuary

West Barnstable Brick Company 6.97 acres – 2013 Orenda received the West Barnstable Brick Company site in March 2013 from the Pogorelc Family. This iconic firm closed in 1932. Walking trails now exist along the same route of former cart … Continue reading

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2012 Fall Newsletter available on-line now -see enewsletters!

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Carver Island of Shallow Pond purchased and now dedicated to David Simser

With generous support from the David H. Simser estate and grants from the Cape Cod Five Foundation, the Charles H. Thomsen Land fund and also support from our members and the Compact of Cape Cod Trusts Orenda was able to … Continue reading

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Orenda Wildlife Land Trust participates in the 3rd Annual Cape Cod Wildlife Festival

Held once again at the picturesque Long Pasture Center of the Mass Audubon Society in Cummaquid.   Orenda Wildlife Land Trust  joined fifteen exhibitors comprising of local land and ocean trusts, natural welfare groups such as IFAW, Whale and Dolphin Adoption Society, … Continue reading

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Witch Pond Sanctuary

Witch Pond Sanctuary, 27 Acres, New Seabury – 2012 The Witch Pond Sanctuary measures 27 acres in New Seabury, and are predominately wetlands including an old cranberry bog and two ponds. This property became available to us via the New … Continue reading

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2012 Spring/Summer Newsletter available for viewing!

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Orenda aids Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge Partners for study of New England Cottontail

Although much of its habitat has been lost, there are still wild and preserved places on Cape Cod that provide the environment so badly needed by the New England Cottontail ; One of these places in the Mashpee National Wildlife … Continue reading

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Our fall newsletter is available for viewing

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Tom and Georgia French Family Sanctuary Dedication in Middlefield, Massachusetts

Was held on Saturday September 11th and it was a picture perfect day in the western Massachusetts town of Middlefield.  Jan Dicey (daughter of Tom and Georgia French) and her husband Doug organized this event for numerous friends and members of the … Continue reading

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Thank you to our generous members and supporters!

Patron Melinda Hall and Larry Pratt Richard Mark and Maura Harway Richard and Hila Lyman Nancy B. Soulette Benefactor Barbara and Charles Birdsey Kenneth Burnes Lauren Clough Photography Elizabeth Lewis Farley Lewis Cynthia Maxim Megan Newman Elizabeth Nilsson Douglas Roberson … Continue reading

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Orenda Wildlife Land Trust Acquires 13.7 Acres in Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge!

The Orenda Wildlife Land Trust, a regional land-preservation organization with holdings on Cape Cod and western Massachusetts, has just completed the purchase of 14 acres of near-pristine pine barrens in Mashpee. These globally-rare woodlands contain multiple “micro” wildlife habitats critical to the survival of … Continue reading

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