Bourne Conservation Trust

BCT Matching Grant to Build Endownment

matching endowment

Please download our Donation Form to give now and pledge for the future!




Extending the Community Fence at Spring Hill Farm

Community FenceSpring Hill Farm, a BCT property along County Road in Cataumet, provides a home for our resident goats, grazing for local horses, and areas to get-together for yard sales, an annual Easter egg hunt and other Village events. Over the past few years there has been an initiative to replace old wire fencing throughout the farm with a traditional split rail fence. This initiative has grown in stages, and now almost 25% of the old fence has been replaced, thanks to our many supporters who have purchased a section of fence along with a plaque with a tribute of their choice. You can dedicate the plaque in memory of, or in honor of, a family member, a special friend, a pet or whatever or whoever has special meaning for you.

To place your plaque on a section of fence, please download, complete and print our Community Fence Donation Form Send this form along with a $100 donation to the BCT, PO Box 203, Cataumet, MA 02534.

This spring, stop by the Farm (1079 County Road, Cataumet), give the goats a treat, say hello to the horses, walk our community fence line and read the plaques. It will remind you of the special community in which we all live.




The Wildlife Among Us!

Wildlife sightings

In our most recent newsletter (page 3 of #51), we challenged our readers to make a list of wildlife spotted on Cape Cod. A few species have already been reported for our Wildlife List as of February 1, 2018.

Birds: Blue Jay, Bufflehead, Cardinal, Chickadee, Bald Eagle, Gold Finch, House Finch, Red Tail Hawk, Sharp Shinned Hawk, Great Blue Heron, Mallards, Mourning Dove, Nuthatch, Song Sparrow, Tuffed Titmouse, Wild Turkeys, Red-headed Woodpecker, Canada Geese, Swans, Red-wing Blackbirds.

Other Wildlife: Ants, Coyote, Fox, Mouse, Opossum, Black Squirrel, Gray Squirrel, Winter Moths and Raccoon.

We hope you will add to the list by emailing your wildlife sightings to: bct.trails@gmail.com.

Find out more about our Wildlife in Newsletter 51




Get a PDF of our last BCT NEWSLETTER, or request a hard copy that we will mail to you!

Our 2016 edition BCT Trail Guides are now available at Town Hall, Parker's Boat Yard, the Bourne Library, Ballentine's Boat Shop or by requesting one (bct.trails@gmail.com or call 508-563-2884) or visit BCT TRAILS page on this web site.

Trail Meisters
More Thanks Along the Trails

There are updated signs and trail maps at Little Bay, thanks to our Trail Meisters.

The BCT has assembled a great team of Trail Meisters who oversee the care and maintenance of our trails. And as you know there are many trails. Like the rest of us, the Trail Meisters cannot be in all places at all times and cannot know what has happened on all the trails. That's where many of you come in. Thanks go out to our trail and dog walkers who notify us of problems (broken branches; downed trees, etc.); pick up and dispose of trash; carry clippers to trim new growth; and provide support to the Trail Meisters.

As always, special thanks go to our Trail Meisters: Dick Boyden, Bill Dibella, Jay Fisher, George Gillis, Don Mears, Rick Rheinhardt, Carl Wirsen, Joe Hurley, and John Woodley. The BCT would not be the same without you!

To report blow downs or other problems along the trails, please email the BCT: bct.trails@gmail.com or call 508-563-2884







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The Bourne Conservation Trust is a private nonprofit land trust with a primary objective of acquiring land and leaving it in its natural state to: protect habitats, provide groundwater recharge, preserve rural ambience, and make it available for recreational and educational purposes. The BCT owns and maintains over 200 acres of open space. Miles of walking trails thread their way through these protected woods and waterfront areas.

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Bourne Conservation Trust

PO Box 203 ~ Cataumet, MA 02534-0203
Phone: (508) 563-2884
Fax: 508-564-5412
Email: info@bourneconservationtrust.org
Alternate email: bct.trails@gmail.com

Note: The BCT is tax exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Within IRS guidelines, contributions may be tax deductible from your taxable income. Please consult your tax advisor for more information. The BCT Tax ID Number (TIN) is: 04-2767827.





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