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Private Organizations

Town of Truro: Private Organizations

National Environmental Education Development (NEED)
Truro Conservation Trust (The)

P.O. Box 896
Truro, MA 02666

PHONE: (508) 349-3475

FAX: (508) 349-3475


WWW: Not available.

CONTACT: Eleanor Moody, Director

HOURS: By appointment; Closed mid-June to mid-September.

The goals of the collaborative are to increase awareness and understanding of natural and human environments on Cape Cod and to provide an opportunity for students and teachers to experience a different learning format away from home. Provides residential environmental education program mainly for fifth grade students. Classes held on beaches, dunes, woods, swamps and ponds.

PUBLICATIONS: No publications

OTHER INFORMATION: Program costs $5,500/5 days (25 students max.). Includes food, room, program transportation, and services of 4 teacher/naturalists. Building is sometimes available for weekend rental groups: $1,000 (Friday, 5:00 p.m. - Sunday, 5:00 p.m.), sometimes less for small groups.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Classes at NEED include marine and pond life, salt marshes, cranberry bogs, white cedar swamp, birds, whales, Cape Cod geology, Cape Cod human history, cooperative activities, night programs.

KEYWORDS: Biology, Birds, Coastal Ponds, Educational Services For Children, Energy, Erosion, Marine Mammals, Natural History, Truro, Water Pollution, Water Resources, Wildlife, Salt Marshes

P.O. Box 327
N. Truro, MA 02652

PHONE: (508) 487-1190

FAX: (508) 487-4174



CONTACT: Fred Gaechter, Vice President/Treasurer

HOURS: No office hours.

A private nonprofit land trust accepting land donations and gifts to preserve open space land in the Town of Truro. The Trust owns and maintains 310 acres of conservation land. It currently protects about 1/3 of the wetlands within the Pamet River System. The Trust has received donations from over 750 persons and organizations. It receives annual support from 250-300 donations. The annual budget is approximately $20,000. A founding member of The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts, Inc.

PUBLICATIONS: Descriptive brochure. Periodic newsletters.

FEES: Annual membership, but no minimum required contribution.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: The Trust holds 310 acres of land divided about equally between buildable upland and unbuildable wetlands. It has been involved in several successful fundraising projects to purchase land, and, during 2005-2006, completed a $500,000 campaign to purchase (along with the Town of Truro) a 4-acre coastal heathland.

KEYWORDS: Conservation, Land Conservation, Land Trusts, Natural Habitats, Truro, Wetlands

Town Departments

Town of Truro: Town Departments

Conservation Commission
Board of Health

Town of Truro
Conservation Commission

Town Hall/P.O. Box 2030
Truro, MA 02666

PHONE: (508) 349-7004, Ext. 31

FAX: (508) 349-5508

E-MAIL: or


Deborah McCutcheon, Chairman
Pat Pajaron, Health/Conservation Agent

HOURS: 8:00-4:00, Monday-Friday

The conservation commission is made up of appointed volunteers , associates and consultants to administer and enforce the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act, administer local protection bylaws, manage open space land, develop open space plans, initiate other conservation programs, advise town agencies on resource protection, participate in agriculture preservation, acquire open space, and educate local citizens.

KEYWORDS: Aquaculture, Coastal Management And Planning, Coastal Ponds, Erosion, Natural Habitats, Ports And Harbors, Regulatory Enforcement And Information, Shellfisheries, Truro, Wetlands, Wildlife

Town of Truro
Board of Health

24 Town Hall Road
P.O. Box 2030
Truro, MA 02666

PHONE: (508) 349-7004, Ext. 32

FAX: (508) 349-5505



Dianne Eib, Chairman
Patricia Pajaron, Health Agent

- Agent: 8-4 Monday - Friday
- Board Mtg.: 4:00 p.m. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at Town Hall

The Board of Health enforces the Massachusetts General Laws, the state Sanitary Code, the state Environmental Code, and local health regulations. This includes but is not limited to the location, construction and repair of septic systems, hazardous material storage and disposal, solid waste disposal, bathing water quality, private water supplies, private wells, and non- community public water supplies. The board also regulates the use of pesticides/herbicides.

FEES: Septic system fee $100; Perc Test $50; Well Permit fee $25.

KEYWORDS: Health, Oil Spills, Public, Red Tide, Regulatory Enforcement And Information, Shellfisheries, Truro, Waste Disposal And Treatment, Water Quality, Water Pollution


Town of Truro: Schools

Truro Central School

Truro Central School (Public)
Route 6, Truro, MA 02666
(508) 487-1558
(508) 487-4289-FAX
Principal: Brian Davis
Librarian: Stacey Klimkosky
Science Dept. Coord.: Mary Hutchings

Last updated: January 14, 2015

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