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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, T3C!

We are celebrating our 30th Anniversary all year long!

Special Anniversary Feature—Photo of the Month

Submit your best photos taken on Falmouth's many, varied and beautiful conservation lands.

Each month, we will choose our favorite and feature it on our website and Facebook page.

Send photos to saveland@300committee.org

Please include information on where photos were taken! (Limit: 10 per photographer per month)

February Photo of the Month

 

 

 

Feasting mature bald eagle won't share with its younger counterpart!  submitted by Alex Lancaster.
(taken from the Margaret Doutt Preserve, Waquoit, looking across the Moonakis River)

 

Another Cool Anniversary Project...T3C Video!

Hey fellow enjoyers of conservation land: we want to know — well, actually see and hear — how you enjoy it. To help highlight our 30th anniversary year, we will be making a video that celebrates all the great things about conservation land. We'd love to include footage of you doing what you love out there x-c skiing, snowshoeing, running, walking your dog, fishing, picnicking, letter boxing, swimming, kids playing, mountain biking, bird watching, mushroom hunting you get the idea.

If you're in a walking or running group, get the whole gang! Get a friend to film you (or you film them!) doing what you love (on your smartphone, GoPro, etc.) and submit a short (<20 seconds) video to us. We'd love it if you want to say something in there like, "Happy Anniversary, 300 Committee! Thanks for this!" or "We love what you do for us!"

We'll see what we get, and who knows, you could end up in our video! We'll keep accepting these well in to the spring and probably summer, so we can get a wide range of activities. Don't worry if they aren't perfect - we can edit them.

Please submit them to our Dropbox:

Upload Files through dbinbox.com

Upcoming Events

We hope you will join us for our Annual Speaker Series

Beginning in early February, and continuing once a month into May, T3C and Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries join forces again to bring you a series of exciting and informative talks on a range of environmental topics. This year's lineup of talks includes presentations on deer ticks, evidence of climate change in Falmouth's Salt Pond, endangered wildlife in New England and water quality on the Cape.

Presentations will be held Thursday evenings at 7:00 at the Falmouth Historical Society's Cultural Center (aka the Hallett Barn). They are a great way to get out during a few winter and early spring evenings. We are sure you will learn something new!

Feb 5...Deer Ticks: One Bite Can Change Your Life

Apr 2...Encounters with New England's Most Imperiled Wildlife
Apr 9... (rescheduled from March 5 due to snow)...
A Tempest in a Salt Pond: 2000 years of Hurricanes, Wildfires and Human Activity in Falmouth

May 7...There is What in Your Coffee? (Wastewater & Water Quality on Cape Cod)

See all the details on our 2015 Speaker Series poster.

 

Family Event... 
Whales in Your Backyard!
Saturday, March 28, 1-3:00 pm
Gus Canty Recreation Center

Free Family Program for ages 4-12 and their families. Drop in for one activity or stay as long as you like and try everything:

Eat Like a Whale! 

Try on a Blubber Glove! 

Tour a 40-foot Right Whale! 

Identify Whale Sounds!

See How You "Measure Up" to a Whale!

Learn How You Can Help Protect Whales!

Lesa Cline-Ransome, author of "Whale Trails: Before and Now" will be at the event to sign books and read to the group. Eight Cousins bookstore will sell the books at the event.

This event is sponsored by T3C and offered by NOAA/Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and NOAA/Northeast Fisheries Science Center.  

 

Woodcock Walks...STAY TUNED!
date & location will change due to impassable road at Crane Wildlife Management Area

With the arrival of "spring" comes the annual ritual of observing the courtship display of the American Woodcock — an experience not to be missed! At dusk, these reclusive woodland birds make their way out of the woods to an open field. The males strut, call and launch themselves into the air in a wide, spiraling flight from which they whirr, twitter and zigzag back to earth. With luck a male will win a female's attention.

Meet at 7:00 pm at ---------------

Bring a flashlight and binoculars, if you have them. Dress very warmly! Drizzle or driving rain will cancel the outing. Leader: Molly Cornell...508-540-7652.


News

Teaticket Park Business Partner Program

Local businesses are supporting the creation of Teaticket Park! More...

 

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


A Year of Falmouth Birds
by Craig Gibson

NOW 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

Craig Gibson Photos for Sale!
Craig Gibson has generously offered for sale many of his bird photographs, (including all those in the 2013 Birder's Corner 2013 video above) with all of the proceeds benefiting The 300 Committee. To see the album and to order prints through Shutterfly.com, please visit:

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

 

The 300 Committee is a private, non-profit land trust dedicated to protecting and preserving open space 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 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

Falmouth Road Race 2015
It's never too early to secure your number!
The 300 Committee, for the 12th year, will be participating in the Falmouth Road Race Numbers for Nonprofits Program.
Get a guaranteed entry to the 2015 Road Race and support T3C at the same time!
2015 FRR T3C Registration Form






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