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.
Although 2021 was a good year for monarch butterflies in the Northeast, the Eastern population (east of the Rockies) continues to show a dramatic decline.
The ECF Marsh Cleanup project this year was held on April 16 -- a bit earlier than the official Earth Day but situated such that working folks could participate. We welcomed members of the Open Space Committee, aquaculturists and Nicole Paine, Shellfish Constable to...
National Seashore Walks with Andrea Higgins Again this year ECF is joining with Harwich Conservation Trust to explore some walks in the Cape Cod National Seashore. Bring your curiosity and sense of adventure to explore the Outer Beach Walk! These walks will be...
Learn about ECF’s Bird Box Monitoring Program. Volunteers are welcome.
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.
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.