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Upcoming Events

End-to-end Moraine Trail Hike
Saturday, April 19

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 Street, 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.
Bring plenty of water and lunch. If it is raining, or if inclement weather is expected, the hike will be cancelled; the following day is Easter Sunday. For additional information call the T3C office at 508-540-0876 or hike leader, John Gould, at 508-540-5779.
We look forward to seeing you out on the trail!



Wednesday Walks, Spring 2014
12:30 to 2 PM on most Wednesdays
“Wednesday Walks” are intended to take in the natural history of each area that we visit. The walks are led at an easy pace and stop often to observe plants, wildlife (including birds), geological features and other things of interest. Some locations may be new, others are old favorites. The 300 Committee welcomes you to come out to explore and discover some of the wonderful open spaces that Falmouth has to offer.

Call the leader ahead of time if you have any questions (no need to register): Molly Cornell 508-540-7652

April 2    Black Beach Area
Meet behind the West Falmouth Post Office
(Rte 28A and Brick Kiln Rd)

April 9     no walk scheduled

April 16   Quashnet River corridor
Meet at the trailhead on Martin Rd
(off Rte 28 near Mashpee town line)

April 23   Flax Pond & Lower Cranberry Bogs
Meet at bog parking lot opposite Flax Pond Rd.
(off John Parker Rd)

April 30   River Bend Conservation Area                Located on Sandwich Rd, north of Turner Rd intersection

May 7     Peterson Farm
Entrance at McCallum Drive (off Woods Hole Road)

May 14    no walk scheduled

May 21    Roskovics Parcel
Take Trickett Street, off Rte 28A in West Falmouth
just south of the rotary

May 28    Long Pond north end
Meet at the Gifford Street parking lot off Goodwill Park


2014 Winter & Spring Speaker Series
presented jointly by The 300 Committee and
Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries, Inc.

We hope you will join us for the final talk in our series of five, held at the Falmouth Historical Society's Hallett Barn:

Thursday, May 8, 7 PM

Timothy Boland:
   The Polly Hill Arboretum -- "Faith in a Seed"

See detailed descriptions of all the exciting talks...
Speaker Series 2014 Poster

 

Lecture: New FEAMA Flood Maps, Sea-Level Rise, Sandy-type Storms: Why Should Falmouth Care?

Presented by Jeff Williams, Scientist Emeritus at USGS and former T3C board member

Thursday, May 15, 7:30 PM
Morse Pond School Auditorium

sponsored by T3C and the Falmouth Water Stewards (formerly FACES), this talk is free and open to the public.

 

Family Passport Walk
Matt Souza Conservation Area
off Hatchville Road, Hatchville
Saturday, May 17

 

Pedal to Parcels Along the Shining Sea Bikeway
Saturday, May 31

Come explore the beautiful conservation lands accessible from the bike path! Wing Pond Woods, Bourne Farm, Cardoza Farm, Long Pond, Beebe Woods, Salt Pond...from north to south, nearly 1,800 acresalong this linear park are permanently protected. T3C representatives will be at three points along the 10.7-mile stretch: at the northern terminus, off Route 151; at the parking area near West Falmouth Harbor; and at Bud's Stop, just south of the Falmouth bus depot.

 

Trail Crew

Volunteers from T3C’s trail crew cleared miles of trails on conservation lands throughout Falmouth this winter.  The trail work focused on the following properties: Hanson-Powell Parcel, Donald Whelden Preserve, Dupee Parcel, Moraine Trail, Beebe Woods, and Peterson Farm.  Winter trail work has wrapped up for the year.  If you are interested in joining the trail crew next year, or would like to find out more about other stewardship opportunities, please contact aetkind@300committee.org.

 

Falmouth Road Race 2014

Get an entry number for the New Balance Falmouth Road Race and support The 300 Committee Land Trust! For the eleventh consecutive year, The 300 Committee is participating in the Falmouth Road Race Numbers-for-Nonprofits program. This year, we have 10 guaranteed numbers for the 7.1-mile run along the Falmouth shoreline for runners who commit to raise A minimum of $750 to support T3C’s land protection efforts here in our community. 

The 42nd annual Falmouth Road Race will be held on Sunday, August 17, 2014. If you are interested in participating, download the registration form below, print it, compete it and mail it to us. If you have questions, please contact us by phone: (508) 540-0876 or email: lhelfrich@300committee.org. The pledge form is available, too, for you to keep track of those who will be sponsoring you in the race. 

As soon as we receive your registration form and $100 deposit, we will provide you with an official Falmouth Road Race code. This code will enable you to register on-line, which streamlines the registration process with the bulk of the runners. Please let us know if you have any questions or run into any problems.

Thank you in advance for your interest in supporting our mission to save natural lands in Falmouth. Happy training!

Registration Form, FRR 2014

Pledge Form, FRR 2014

 

We will be posting details of more walks, talks & other events...stay tuned!

 

THANK YOU to everyone who has helped make Teaticket Park a reality! The pathways are open, the benches and bike racks are installed. We hope you will come enjoy this new community open space park...everyone is welcome!

 

News

Teaticket Park Business Partner Program

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

 

Important Tax Information for our Members and Friends:

Read more about the IRA Charitable Rollover

 

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, 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

 

Falmouth is a Preserve America Community!

Falmouth is the first town on Cape Cod to receive this prestigious designation. Read more...

                          

 

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 (pdf document). A list, with short descriptions, of conservation areas in Falmouth that have trails and parking. We hope you enjoy these!

Conservation Lands accessible by the Shining Sea Bikeway (.pdf document) 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 edition (.pdf document)
Fall 2011 edition (.pdf document)
Spring 2012 edition (.pdf document)
Fall 2012 edition (.pdf document)
Spring 2013 edition (.pdf document)
Fall 2013 edition (.pdf document)