April 21st Trash Cleanup!

Hello Friends of APCC and Chatham Conservation Foundation,

Welcome to spring! (I think?)

To celebrate Earth Day, CCF will be hosting its first annual Earth Day Trash Bash. This will dovetail with the Association to Preserve Cape Cod’s film screening in the morningof “Love Thy Nature” at the Chatham Orpheum. Catch the movie, grab lunch, and then help pick up litter on our conservation lands. This is an exciting opportunity to connect with fellow conservation enthusiasts and to celebrate the beautiful land we love.

Picking up trash is a great way to enjoy the outdoors while protecting the environment. What a way to celebrate Earth Day!

When: Saturday, April 21st, @ 1:30pm.

Where: Beginning at the Mayo House (540 Main Street, Chatham). Park along Main Street or at the Town parking lot across the street.

What: Meet and greet before heading out to make Chatham a cleaner, greener place.

Chatham Conservation Foundation will be supplying the trash bags (separately for trash and recycling) and light refreshments. We will have locations for cleanup at several of our land parcels across Chatham. Volunteers are responsible for taking the garbage to the Transfer Facility (unless the item is too large or too dangerous).

Please bring your own gloves, pickers, and whatever else you need to be comfortable.

To RSVP, Click Here (link to Google Form). Locations will also be given at the Mayo House.

Hope to see you there,

Matt Cannon

Executive Director/ Land Steward

Film screening at Chatham orpheum on march 31 at 10:00am

Please mark your calendars for an educational film screening on March 31st. The Chatham Conservation Foundation, Inc. (CCF) and Sustainable Practices Ltd. will be co-sponsoring the film Tapped at the Chatham Orpheum Theater on Saturday, March 31st at 10:00am. The film examines plastic bottles, human health, and the environment.

To view the promotional poster, please click here.

To view the trailer for Tapped, please click here.

 Matt Cannon addresses the membership at the Annual Meeting (photo by M. Barnes)

Matt Cannon addresses the membership at the Annual Meeting (photo by M. Barnes)

CCF Hires first Full time Executive Director/ Land Steward

CCF is pleased to announce the hiring of our first full time employee.  Our current land steward Matt Cannon will start work as our first Executive Director on August 8, becoming a full time employee in mid September.  Until that time you can still find Matt working with HCT one or two days per week as he completes projects he began there. “HCT is proud of Matt Cannon for his outstanding work with us and for his aspirations to lead the Chatham Conservation Foundation (CCF) as its first executive director. Several years ago, he started as an AmeriCorps member with HCT and then over time rose to Director of Land Stewardship for both HCT and CCF, demonstrating a productive cross-border partnership between the two land trusts. We look forward to collaborating with Matt in his new role at CCF as both land trusts continue to cooperate on land preservation projects that protect shared natural resources,” said Michael Lach, HCT executive director.

This position was able to be created thanks to a generous grant from Tim and Lynne Weller. 



Jack Clarke

Jack Clarke of Mass Audubon was the featured speaker at the 2017 Annual Meeting. Thanks to Chatham Bars Inn for providing the Boat House for our event.

Photo by Matt Barnes