The 300 Committee
T3C had a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
We have officially completed the celebration of our 30th Anniversary, and extend enormous thanks to all our members, friends and supporters, who helped us reach this wonderful milestone.
We are thrilled to report that we achieved our ambitious 30th anniversary goal of 300 new members!
We look forward to 30 more productive years of continuing our work to protect open space in Falmouth for everyone to enjoy...now and forever.
Watch this fascinating new video on the Breivogel Ponds restoration project produced by outreach volunteer Alison Leschen!
Breivogel Vernal Pools Video
And our fabulous 30th anniversary video, produced by Falmouth's own Brian Switzer!
T3C: 30 Years of Land Preservation for Falmouth
And yet another superb video, again produced by Alison Leschen!
"Nature: What's in it for Kids?"
Finally, here is a video about our Whales in Your Backyard event, held on April 9 at the Gus Canty Community Center
Whales in Your Backyard!
A joint program of T3C and NOAA
Northern Moraine Trail Update
A short portion of the Moraine Trail has been rerouted north of Thomas B. Landers Road. Please note the new access point to the east of the old route and we hope you will continue to enjoy this great trail!
For a larger view... Moraine Trail Reroute.pdf
Winter & Spring Speaker Series
presented by T3C & Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries
Talks held at 7:00 pm the first Thursday of February, March, April & May
at the Falmouth Historical Society's Cultural Center
May 5: "The Bats Among Us," Luanne Johnson, director of BiodiversityWorks on Martha's Vineyard
see complete descriptions of these exciting talks on our Speaker Series poster
End-to-end Moraine Trail Hike
Sunday, May 15 (rain date: May 22)
Partnering with the Buzzards Bay Coalition, T3C volunteers will lead the way along Falmouth's longest trail. The Moraine Trail is about nine miles long and follows the hilly and forested terrain of the Buzzards Bay Moraine. This hike will cover the entire trail and will take about 4.5 to 5 hours, including a BYO picnic lunch along the way. Difficulty level: moderate.
Meet at Goodwill Park in Falmouth at 9:30 AM.
(Entering from Gifford Street, go 0.3 miles to the parking lot on the right.) Once everyone is assembled, we will carpool to the start of the hike at Route 151, just east of Route 28 (highway).
- 9:30 Meet at Goodwill Park
- 9:45 Carpool to start of hike
10:00 Begin hiking south
- 2:30-3:00 Finish at Goodwill Park
Bring plenty of water and lunch.
If it is raining or the weather forecast calls for rain, the hike will be rescheduled to Sunday, May 22.
We look forward to seeing you out on the trail!
Kindly RSVP using the link below so we can get an idea of how many hikers there will be!
RSVP for Moraine Trail Hike
Nature Walk at Breivogel Ponds Conservation Area
Wednesday, May 18, 10 am to noon
Join Alex Lancaster and Marcy Klattenberg as they showcase plants in springtime that are opening their buds and putting forth new growth.
- Walk along the old sand pit/new vernal pool area;
- Hike the path through the oak and pine woodlands;
- Sit by the ponds as your reward for time well spent!
Meet in the parking area at the entrance to the Town's Leaf/Compost Facility on the east side of Blacksmith Shop Road (about 1 mile north of Falmouth High School).
Rain will cancel.
If you have questions or need more info, please call
Alex Lancaster: 508-540-4619
Pedal to Parcels...A Bicycling Adventure
Sunday June 5, 9:30 to noon
Grab your bike, your helmet and plenty of water for this exciting group ride. We will visit and learn a bit about 14 parcels of protected open space in approximately 14 miles!
The bike tour will begin and end at the Chapoquoit Beach parking lot in West Falmouth. Fun and educational, with a poker game(!) and refreshments at the finish, this cycling event has become an annual T3C activity. We break into groups of about 8 riders and focus on safety and fun. (This is not a race.)
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org; we hope to get a head count ahead of time so we have enough "leaders" and "sweeps."
Fingers crossed the weather is good; we have not scheduled a rain date.
Hope you will join us on your bike!
Craig Gibson Photos for Sale!
(NEW PHOTOS AVAILABLE!)
Craig Gibson has generously offered for sale many of his bird photographs, (now including all those that appeared in the Falmouth Enterprise through 2014, and all those in the Birder's Corner 2013 video below) with the proceeds to benefit The 300 Committee. To see the albums and to order prints through Shutterfly.com, please visit:
Take a Look at this Video!
Created by Bird Photographer Craig Gibson
Birder's Corner 2013 Year in Review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwhRLigp3fU
Teaticket Park Business Partner Program
Local businesses have supported the creation of Teaticket Park! More...
A Year of Falmouth Birds by Craig Gibson
AVAILABLE FOR SALE!
To purchase your copy, please visit:
The links below highlight what to look for outdoors in Falmouth each month — birds, wildlife, plants, flowers and more. These pages can be printed and posted on your bulletin board or refrigerator, and each month features a fabulous bird photograph by Craig Gibson. We hope you will take a look and see what Nature has in store as the season unfolds.