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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

 

Upcoming Events

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)
9:30 am

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).

Approximate schedule:
- 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 lhelfrich@300committee.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:

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

 

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.

March

April

May

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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