Wellfleet Conservation Trust



WCT Acquires Drummer Cove "Link Lot"


The Wellfleet Conservation Trust completed its acquisition of the Drummer Cove ‘Link Lot’ in South Wellfleet with funds secured from a successful fundraising campaign marked by overwhelming community support and initiative. The lot, located on the northwest shoreline of Drummer’s Cove, restores an historic trail system to the public and supplements other walking trails in the Blackfish Creek - Fox Island Marsh Conservation Area.


Click here to read more.

Clich here to view the trail map and trail brochure.



COMPACT's 30th Anniversary


The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this month.  Under the leadership of Executive Director Mark Robinson, the COMPACT has provided invaluable service to conservation trusts thouughout the Cape and beyond, to include extraordinary service in assisting the Wellfleet Conservation Trust fulfill its' mission. 


Click here to read about the COMPACT's accmplishments.


Tales & Trails: Nature Walks for Young Explorers


Wellfleet Conservation Trust has been sponsoring Tales & Trails: Nature Walks for Young Explorers, a new program of after-school walks through some of Wellfleet’s conservation areas. The walks are being led by Heidi Clemmer, author of a new series of nature books for children. The program will expose kids and families to the beauty of Wellfleet’s conservation lands while teaching them about the habitats and wildlife of the outer Cape. Each of the walks will focus on a different eco-system and will be paired with one of the books in her series.


The first three walks this spring have been very popular and highly successful.  The program schedule includes cedar swamps in September, tidal flats in October and dunes in November.


Click here for more information. 














The mission of the Wellfleet Conservation Trust is to conserve land in perpetuity for enjoyment by current and future generations.

Thank you for your membership renewals and contributions that allow us to fulfill our mission. Your tax-deductible support is essential for our success in being able to acquire and maintain properties that are important in maintaining the quality of life in our community.  

You may renew your membership or make a contribution by clicking on the Network for Good button on the header of each page of this website.  Of course, contributions by mail continue to be welcome. 



Do you pruchase books and other items from Amazon?  


The Wellfleet Conservation Trust is registered with Amazon so that a portion of your purchases becomes a donation to us. So if you are going to purchase, why not make it so your WCT receives a contribution from Amazon.


To do this, instead of your regular bookmarked Amazon page use https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2559199 . All your regular sign in information (name and password) should work and you will get the regular Amazon pricing and the Trust will receive a contribution.  A win-win situation.   Thank you.




State Income Tax Credit for Land Conservation

Starting late in 2011, for the first time ever, landowners who engage in conservation transactions with non-profit land trusts, towns or agencies can be eligible for a powerful new tax advantage—a refundable State income tax credit worth up to $75,000.  This should be exciting news for landowners.  While there have always been income tax deductions available for land gifts on a donor’s federal returns, there have never been any incentives on the State tax side.  Now there are both.

You do not need to reside in Massachusetts or even pay taxes here; so long as you own the land, and the land qualifies, you qualify.  Contact The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts at 508-362-2565 or click here for more information.


Land Trusts and the Cape Cod National Seashore

The principles and techniques of land conservation are the same as those used throughout the Town, but we must admit that the Park is a very special place.


The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trust has produced an 11-minute video describing the partnership between private landowners and the National Park Service to create the Cape Cod National Seashore, emerging threats and the work of non-profit land trusts to save land in the National Seashore.   It is an excellent video and cites several examples of positive partnerships here in Wellfleet.   Click here to go to the Documents Page and view the video.


In addition, The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts just published a booklet titled "To Live Lightly on the Land - A guide to private land protection in the Cape Cod National Seashore". 


To learn more about the Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Tursts and view a copy of the guide click here.


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