The Eastham Conservation Foundation (ECF) was founded in 1978 as a volunteer, non-profit membership organization to help protect and enhance Eastham’s natural environment for the benefit of the community. ECF has protected more than 300 acres in Eastham through deeded gifts, land purchases, and private conservation restrictions.
ECF collaborates with the Town, as well as other Cape Cod land trusts and non-profit organizations, to preserve Eastham’s precious natural areas and scenic vistas. We work with partners to acquire undeveloped lands, to manage them in their natural condition, to protect wildlife habitat, and to educate the public about the importance of preserving a healthy environment in Eastham—now, and for future generations.
The Eastham Conservation Foundation is a private land trust created in 1978 to protect land in Eastham and to assist the town in its conservation efforts.
Learn about ECF’s Bird Box Monitoring Program. Volunteers are welcome.
It is quite uncertain how many monarchs will migrate to the Northeast this year. But it is important to be ready for them with plantings of marsh milkweed and butterfly weed, as well as other native flowering plants for the nectar and reproduction.
The year before last was a terrible road kill year for Eastham’s diamondback terrapins. The new Habitat Improvement Program (HIP) has made a huge difference for the terrapins.
Thanks to conservation-minded owners (who qualified for and received a valuable State of MA conservation land credit, as well as tax deductions), individual donors and several grant organizations, ECF closed on this wonderful land in January 2019, which will now be protected forever from development.
The Eastham Conservation Foundation is proud to announce that on January 31 it finalized the purchase of the 1.6-acre property on Sims Way, Eastham that borders the upper reaches of Rock Harbor salt marsh just off Dyer Prince Road.