Phone: 508.255.5716
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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 183
Eastham, MA 02642

Our Mission

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.

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ECF is a member of The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts which is a Cape wide organization serving the various land trusts across the region.

Diamondback Terrapin Update

Last year 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.

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Guided Walk: Henry Beston & The Outermost House

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and Eastham Conservation Foundation, join local historian and writer Don Wilding for this journey to “the earth and outer sea” of Henry Beston, author of the Cape Cod literary classic, “The Outermost House.”

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Native Nightlife Walks: 2019

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and Eastham Conservation Foundation, 12 th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and native Wampanoag/Nipmuc Marcus Hendricks will guide you on one of three walks exploring the cultural history and natural nightlife of Cape Cod.

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Recent Land Protected in Eastham

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.

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Sims Way Project a Success!

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.

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