The 300 Committee
Land Trust

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Happy New Year, and

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, T3C!

We are celebrating our 30th Anniversary until April 2016!

 

Watch our fabulous video, produced by Falmouth's own Brian Switzer!

https://youtu.be/WrXGWvbZq5Q

and another fabulous video, produced by Outreach volunteer Alison Leschen!

"Nature: What's in it for Kids?"

 

Upcoming Events

Annual Gathering for Stewardship Volunteers!
Wednesday, January 27, 7 to 9:00 PM
Gus Canty Community Center
790 Main Street, Falmouth

Please join us for food, drinks and good company as we celebrate our stewardship volunteers and all they do to help keep Falmouth’s Conservation land healthy and attractive. Several brief presentations will be given on a variety of stewardship topics. 

 

A winter birding outing to add to your calendar:

Winter Waterfowl Safari
Saturday, January 30, 2016
10 am to noon 

Join T3C birding enthusiast Molly Cornell on an adventure to see the wintering ducks, mergansers, geese and swans that are feeding, and resting, in the saltwater inlets that lace the shore of Vineyard Sound. Participants will also look out into the Sound for loons, grebes, rafts of sea ducks and any other waterfowl that are out there.

Meet in the parking lot by the entrance to Falmouth Harbor on the Falmouth Yacht Club side (east side). The group will carpool from there to several birding hot spots, depending on where the water is open. No experience is necessary; beginningWinter Drakes birders are always welcome!

Be sure to dress for the weather, as it can be very brisk! Bring water and a snack, a windbreaker, and binoculars and/or telescope if you have them.

Directions: At the intersection of Main Street and Davis Straits in Falmouth (at Friendly's Restaurant) take Falmouth Heights Road (which becomes Grand Avenue) south to the water. Turn right, go past the yacht club and park alongside the harbor, across from the Tides Motel.

Questions? Please phone Molly Cornell, 508-540-7652

 

Drawing on Common Ground
Artwork by Falmouth High School AP &
Advanced Studio Art Students
On Display at FHS Student Art Gallery:
    January 26 - February 24
Artists' Reception: Wednesday, February 3
    2:30 to 5:30 pm

Everyone is welcome!

 

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

February 4: "Encounters with New England's Most Imperiled Wildlife," Todd McLeish, RI science writer

March 3: "Shell Shocked--The 2014 Sea Turtle Stranding Season & More," Bob Prescott, Mass Audobon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

April 7: "Habitat Management at Frances Crane Wildlife Mgmt. Area & Beyond," John Scanlon, MA Division of Fish & Wildlife

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


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:

www.shutterfly.com/pro/300Committee/craiggibson

 

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

 

30th Anniversary Membership Challenge
An ambitious goal for the year is to sign up 300 new members to expand support for our work to protect special places throughout Falmouth. A one-year anniversary rate -- at $30 -- is available for new memberships, and all new memberships will be matched by a group of loyal T3C supporters.

We are closing in on our goal of 300! If you aren't already a member, please consider joining us! If you are a member, why not give a gift membership to a friend or neighbor? You can help us broaden our reach and meet our anniversary milestone! Anyone can join by clicking the "DonateNow" button above, or by mailing us membership information and a check. Any questions? Call the office at 508-540-0876.

 

News

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:

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2934533


 

 

 

 

 

Highlights


Monthly Nature Calendars 

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.

December
January
February
March

 

The 300 Committee is a private, non-profit land trust dedicated to protecting and preserving natural lands for the citizens of Falmouth, Massachusetts. Founded by a small group of volunteers to commemorate the Town of Falmouth's 300th anniversary in 1986, The 300 Committee has helped permanently protect more than 2,300 acres throughout our community for conservation, recreation and water protection. Our important land preservation work is made possible by the support of our 1,200  annual members. If you are not already on our membership roster, we hope you will consider joining.




Walks in the Woods   A list, with short descriptions, of conservation areas in Falmouth that have trails and parking. We hope you enjoy these!

Conservation Lands accessible from the Shining Sea Bikeway An article printed in our Fall, 2009 newsletter, shortly after the opening of the bike path extension. For those eager to tackle a new adventure!
(see Bike Path map with open space parcels)

Read our recent newsletters...
Spring 2011
Fall 2011
Spring 2012
Fall 2012
Spring 2013
Fall 2013
Spring 2014
Fall 2014
Spring 2015
Fall 2015

Falmouth Road Race 2016
Sunday, August 21
The 300 Committee, for the 13th year, will be participating in the Falmouth Road Race Numbers for Nonprofits Program.
Get a guaranteed entry to the 2016 Road Race and support T3C at the same time!
2016 FRR T3C Registration Form



 



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