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Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project
Learn more about mosquitos with us in this fascinating informal presentation by Gabrielle Sakolsky, Entomologist & Superintendent of the Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project! Here Gabrielle agreed to give an intro to Mosquito Control in a virtual presentation to the Stewardship Coordinators for land trusts on Cape.
Wildlands and Woodlands: Community-scale Forests in the Fight against Climate Change
David Foster, Harvard Professor and former Director of the Harvard Forest, and Zoe Cardon, Senior Scientist the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, MA discuss the importance of community-scale forest in the fight against climate change. Forest preservation can happen at many scales, from National Parks to our own backyards, but often overlooked are the relatively large blocks of land preserved by land trusts, towns, and other organizations. Alone and together, these forests provide habitat, respite for people, and – so importantly now – carbon uptake and storage. This video was part of the Falmouth Forum, presented jointly by the MBL and The 300 Committee Land Trust of Falmouth on April 30, 2021.
The Cape Cod Osprey Project: Voyeuristic Citizen Science
The return of the osprey is one of the greatest conservation stories of the last 30 years. Mark Faherty*, Science Coordinator at Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, will shares insights on the resurgence of the osprey population on the Cape.
Owls of New England
T3C and volunteer Mike Tucker conduct an illustrated Zoom presentation on these beautiful and mysterious creatures. Mike Tucker’s involvement in the world of birds began over 40 years ago with his first pair of binoculars. For the past 30 years, his career and volunteer experience has included a wide range of field biology and education. Mike continues to share his passion about birds through birdwatching trips, talks and workshops.
Coonamessett River Restoration: Phase 2 Construction, February 2020
In this video, a drone flies over the Coonamessett River north of John Parker Road to showcase the progression of the river restoration project. The 300 Committee is supporting the Town of Falmouth in this amazing project to restore native wetland habitat for dozens of fish and animal species. A river walkway, the Coonamessett Greenway Heritage Trail (CGHT), is being created to provide public access through more than 280 acres of permanently protected open space along the entire river.
Restoring a River: Bringing back the Coonamessett
The Coonamessett River in East Falmouth, MA has long been altered by humans, first with mills, and then with cranberry farming. This drastically depleted the historic herring run, from millions of fish per year to around 20-30,000. There are now plans to restore this river by removing the blockages and sand, re-channeling the river, adding woody debris, and allowing the natural wetland seedbank to bring back a healthy wetland ecosystem. This will benefit not only the herring and other fish like Eastern Brook Trout, but also other wetland species such as river otters, turtles and many birds. A corridor of conservation land will provide trail access along the entire river, and kiosks explaining the natural and human history are planned along the way.
Tony Andrews Farm
April 2017 Town Meeting voted unanimously to have the Town of Falmouth and The 300 Committee are embarking on a collaboration to permanently protect the landmark Tony Andrews Farm and associated lands along the Coonamessett River in East Falmouth, a total of more than 46 acres. The goals of the project are to protect all the land in perpetuity, keeping the Farm parcels as working agricultural lands and preserving the waterfront lands for conservation, passive recreation, water quality and habitat. We hope you will support this great project!
Herring tagging on the Coonamessett River
The 300 Committee owns a number of parcels along the Coonamessett River corridor, and is in the process of acquiring more. One reason is to protect this historically important herring run, which has been decimated by pollution, dams and other impediments. Learn about the herring tagging program that is providing information that will help with restoration efforts.
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