Saturday, October 26, 2013

Photos from the SCT 2013 Annual Meeting

SCT president, John Cullity, discussing accomplishments and goals of the trust.

Sarah presenting the treasury report.

John presenting Eric Johnson (Eastern Mountain Sports) with the 2013 Volunteer of the Year award.

Eric and John

Speaker, Tom Stone, presenting a talk, "Storms, Sea Level Rise, and Erosion."

Tom and John

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Take a Hike – Sandy Neck in Autumn

Last April the Sandwich Conservation Trust led its first walk at Sandy Neck – “our” Sandy Neck, the 27 acres purchased by Sandwich in 1972.  This coming Sunday, October 13, 2013, at 2 PM I will lead a walk there again, taking advantage of the easier parking situation as well as the autumnal ambiance.  Due to the fragility of the vegetation and other factors, this walk can accommodate only 20 hikers.  It is first come first served – call me or leave a message at (508) 888-7629.  I will acknowledge your messages as soon as possible.

In some areas there is a well-defined path, in some there isn’t.  I admit I got a bit lost last April.  “Just doing some scouting!” I explained to the group. The beach sand is a great place to find animal tracks, and we should see some wildflowers, and a natural cranberry bog or two. 
We will gather at the main parking lot near the beach and follow a paved path to the gatehouse, then, enter the preserve.  We will return along the beach. The walk will take an hour or so (depending on how much I talk), and will be cancelled if it is raining. No dogs on this walk, please.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Today at 2 p.m.

TODAY at 2 p.m.
Sandwich Conservation Trust Annual Meeting
E. Sandwich Grange Hall, 91 Old County Rd., E. Sandwich

2:30 p.m.
Tom Stone will provide an educational and informative presentation on Storms, Sea Level Rise, and Erosion.

Tom Stone recently retired from the Woods Hole Research Center. He is an environmental geologist who has specialized in using remote-sensing technology to map vegetation and to determine rates of land use change. The results of this work assist in the determination of biotic contributions to the global climate change problem and provide information for land use planning. Before joining the Center, Mr. Stone held a research position in remote sensing at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole.

This topic should be of particular interest to Cape Codders given the dramatic erosion problems of 2012. The program is open to the public for free, but the SCT will gratefully accept donations to help pay expenses.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

If you didn't get to Eastern Mountain Sports yesterday, make sure to make it a priority today. Members of an outdoor organization (like the SCT) will receive 25% off EMS products and 20% off others. If you do not belong to an outdoor organization already, why don't you join ours and take advantage of the discount?