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Celebrating 30 Years in 2015!

Upcoming Events

Holiday Open House

Join The 300 Committee for some holiday cheer!

WHEN: Thursday, December 18th,
4 to 6 pm

WHERE: at our offices, 157 Locust Street, Falmouth

We hope to see you!

 

Then, in January, venture out with us!

First Day Walk
(on the second day of the new year…)

Help launch 2015 and The 300 Committee’s 30th Anniversary year with a winter walk on some of the lesser-known trails in Beebe Woods.

Friday, January 2nd
11 am – 1 pm

Meet at the end of Ter Heun Drive, about 1.2 miles from the intersection with Palmer Ave./Route 28. 

Dress for the weather and please leave dogs at home. Driving rain, sleet or snow will cancel.

 

Winter Wednesday Walks
Time:  12:30 – 2 pm
Location:  see details below

Come out for some fresh air and a good walk on our beautiful & interesting conservation lands!  Winter is an especially good time to see vistas that are obscured by foliage during other seasons. All walks are easy-paced and on well-cleared paths.  

Driving rain or snow cancels. Please leave dogs at home. 

Any questions? Please call the walk leaders ahead of time: Alex Lancaster  508-540-4619,
Molly Cornell  508-540-7652. 

January 14    Salt Pond Area
On Vineyard Sound between Salt Pond and the Shining Sea Bikeway lie 35 acres of coastal shrub with trails bordering on Salt Pond. A highlight will be good views of wintering ducks and mergansers.
Directions:  Park in the lot where Elm Road crosses the bike path (just north of the Surf Drive/Elm Road intersection).

January 21     Quashnet River Area
We will take the old bog road that makes a fine walking trail along the Quashnet River. Abandoned sluiceways on the river corridor indicate a past history of mills and, more recently, cranberry cultivation. 
Directions:  Enter at Martin Road, just west of Route 28 near the Falmouth/Mashpee town line.

January 28     Peterson Farm
Enjoy the diversity of open fields, oak and pine woods, and a view of Miles Pond (also called Ice House Pond). 
Directions: enter off the Woods Hole Road at McCallum Drive (0.8 miles west of the Locust Street bike path crossing). Take the steep driveway immediately to your right and park by the shed.

 

Winter Waterfowl Safari
Saturday, January 31, 2015
10am to noon

Join T3C birding enthusiast Molly Cornell on an adventure to see the wintering ducks, mergansers, geese and swans that are feeding -- and resting -- in the saltwater inlets that lace the shore of Vineyard Sound. Participants will also check out the Sound for loons, grebes, rafts of sea ducks and any other waterfowl that are out there!

Meet at the parking lot at the entrance to Falmouth Harbor on the east side (near Falmouth Yacht Club). The group will carpool from there to several birding hot spots, depending on where the water is open. No experience is necessary...beginning birders are welcome!

Be sure to dress for the weather, as it can be quite brisk! Bring water and a snack, a windbreaker and binoculars and/or 'scope if you have them. Driving rain, sleet or snow will cancel. Questions? Please phone Molly Cornell at 508-540-7652.

Directions: From the intersection of Main Street and Davis Straits in Falmouth (@ Friendly's Restaurant) take Falmouth Heights Road (which becomes Grand Avenue) south to the water. Turn right, go past the yacht club, and park along the harbor (across from the motel.)

 

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.

December

January

February

 

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 to 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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