The 300 Committee
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include information on where photos were taken! (Limit: 10 per photographer per month)
March Photo of the Month
The Punch Bowl pond in Beebe Woods, frozen and snow covered. A great expanse for an early March snowshoe adventure!
(submitted by Susan Gardner)
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
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. 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! You can do this by clicking the "DonateNow" button above, or by mailing us membership information and a check. Any questions? Call the office at 508-540-0876.
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
TBD...Encounters with New England's Most Imperiled Wildlife (will be rescheduled for 2016)
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.
Ice Cream Social to Celebrate the Opening of Shivericks Pond Pathway
Friday, May 1 (raindate...May 2)
3 - 4:00 PM
Please join Bank of America and T3C for a fun and festive gathering to celebrate T3C's newest acquisition, the 0.67-acre parcel on Falmouth's Shivericks Pond. This land, acquired from Bank of America, is now permanently protected for conservation, passive recreation and public access.
Ice cream will be provided by Ben & Bill's Chocolate Emporium, Main Street, Falmouth.
The Shivericks Pond Pathway parcel is on Katharine Lee Bates Road, bordering the Lawrence School field and behind the Bank of America office at 84 Main Street and the Falmouth Post Office
End-to-end Moraine Trail Hike
Saturday, May 2
9:30 AM to 2:30 - 3 PM
Falmouth’s longest trail, the Moraine Trail is about nine miles long and follows the hilly and forested terrain of the Buzzards Bay Moraine. The hike is of moderate difficulty and will take about 5 hours, including a stop for lunch.
Meet at Goodwill Park in Falmouth at 9:30 AM, entering from Gifford St., and going 0.3 miles to the parking lot on the right. At 9:45, we will carpool to the start of the hike off of Rt. 151, just east of Rt. 28.
Links to Google Maps showing these approximate locations:
Bring plenty of water and lunch. The group will stop about midway for a quick picnic. If it is raining, or if inclement weather is expected, the hike will be canceled. For additional information call John Gould at 508-540-5779.
We look forward to seeing you out on the trail!
New Walk Series!
Identifying Plants throughout the Year
at Sea Farms Marsh
Wednesdays, April 15, June 17, September 16, October 14 & December 2
10:30 to noon
How does a tree's bark, buds, leaves help with identification? how about the understory? What's evergreen and what's not? What color bberries go with what plant? What are MAD VIBS? Who are Alice and Freddie?!?
Let's figure this all our together. Join Alex Lancaster (508-540-4619) in identifying vegetation in this area and returning again and again to watch the growth and change that takes place.
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:
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.
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: