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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, T3C!

We are Celebrating our 30th Anniversary all year long!

Special Anniversary Feature—Photo of the Month

To help celebrate, we are presenting "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)

January Photo of the Month

Coyote, submitted by Susan Gustin.
(taken on Hamblin Pond conservation land, Waquoit)

 

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

Mar 5...A Tempest in a Salt Pond: 2000 years of Hurricanes, Wildfires and Human Activity in Falmouth

Apr 2...Encounters with New England's Most Imperiled Wildlife

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

See all the details on our 2015 Speaker Series poster.

A Family Program...Live Turtles!
Saturday, February 28 at 3:00 pm
Gus Canty Community Center, Falmouth

        Admission: Adults...$3; Children...FREE!

We welcome Sean Kortis, Teacher-Naturalist with Mass Audubon who will showcase a live Snapping Turtle and Diamondback Terrapin. Come learn about turtle biology, threats to turtle populations and conservation measures that work to protect these fascinating animals and their habitats.

 

Annual Stewards' Meeting
Monday, March 2 at 7:00 pm
Gus Canty Community Center, Falmouth

This event will be a celebration of all the hard work volunteer stewards do for The 300 Committee. A brief presentation will feature some of the exciting projects the 300 Committee will be working on as part of our 30th anniversary celebrations. We will also highlight a few of the successful habitat restoration and wildlife projects from the past year. You don't have to be a Steward to attend...everyone is welcome!

MBL/WHOI Library Herbarium Visit & Tour
Thursday, March 19, 10 to noon

The Herbarium houses a huge variety of preserved plant specimens, the earliest of which date back to 1850. The majority of these have been collected in Falmouth. Led by botanist and T3C volunteer, Pam Polloni, this outing promises to be an exciting exploration of a wonderful local resource!

Kindly RSVP to T3C at 508-540-0876 or saveland@300committee.org. Directions will be provided when you register.

 

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.

February

March

April

May

Craig Gibson Photos for Sale!
Craig Gibson has generously offered for sale many of his bird photographs, 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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