Town of Harwich: Private Organizations
HARWICH CONSERVATION TRUST
P.O. Box 101
South Harwich, MA 02661
FAX: (508) 432-1311
HOURS: 9-5, Monday-Friday. Call for appointment to discuss or call to receive information about land conservation options (also available on website).
A private nonprofit land trust accepting land donations and monetary gifts as well as purchasing lands and holding conservation restrictions to preserve open space throughout the Town of Harwich. Approximately 300 acres have been protected since the Trust's founding in 1988. The Trust is a member of The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts, Inc. (www.compact.cape.com/).
PUBLICATIONS: Newsletter (quarterly).
FEES: Annual Memberships $25 and up. Membership by land donation available.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Ongoing free educational presentations and guided field walks, please see website for latest schedule.
KEYWORDS: Conservation, Harwich, Land Conservation, Land Trusts, Wetlands, Wildlife
LONG POND WATERSHED ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 1373
East Harwich, MA 02645
PHONE: Not available.
FAX: Not available.
CONTACTS (for Year 2003-2004:
HOURS: No office hours. E-mail for information.
Organized in 1996, the Association is comprised of persons with an interest in the long-term protection of Long Pond, the largest great pond on Cape Cod, covering over 740 acres and split between the Towns of Brewster and Harwich. The Association strives to educate its members and the general public on issues that relate to water quality.
Organization is pursuing funds for treatment of the pond to eliminate algae blooms. Funds have been appropriated by the Towns of Harwich and Brewster. Additional funds being pursued from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
FEES: Annual membership, $25.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Biannual meetings, educational workshops.
KEYWORDS: Harwich, Brewster, Pesticides, Water Quality, Environment
Town of Harwich: Town Departments
Town of Harwich
Town Hall, 732 Main Street
Harwich, MA 02645
PHONE: (508) 430-7538
FAX: (508) 430-4703
CONTACTS: John chatham
HOURS: 8:30-4:00 Monday-Tuesday
The conservation commission is made up of seven appointed volunteers to acquire open space, 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 and educate local citizens. The Commission sponsors an annual free distribution of evergreen seedlings to Harwich residents. Publications available include "Town of Harwich Conservation Restriction Program (available at Town Hall)," "Goals and Objectives, Harwich Conservation Commission, 1991" (available on request).
KEYWORDS: Acid Rain, Agriculture, Aquaculture, Coastal Management And Planning, Coastal Ponds, Coastal Recreation, Conservation, Educational Services For General Public, Erosion, Harwich, Land Conservation, Land Trusts, Natural Habitats, Oil Spills, Ports And Harbors, Public, Red Tide, Regulatory Enforcement And Information, Safety Standards, Seafood, Shellfisheries, Water Quality, Water Resources, Wetlands, Wildlife
Town of Harwich
Dept. of Natural Resources/Harbormaster
P.O. Box 207
Harwichport, MA 02646
PHONE: (508) 430-7532
FAX: (508) 430-7535
HOURS: 24 hours/7 days (summer)
The Department of Natural Resources enforces the rules and regulations of fishing, shellfishing, and Wetlands Protection Act in the Town. The Department deals with marshland, docks, illegal dumping, and wildlife management programs. The Department has a harbor patrol. Department operates a shellfish laboratory at Wychmere Harbor raising quahog seed using an upweller system. Involved with Herring Run management, "Coast Sweep" efforts, and a phytoplankton monitoring program station. Manages the Harwich Water Quality Task Force. Also responsible for operation of Saquatucket Municipal Marina and Wychmere Town Fishing Pier. Member of the American Littoral Society.
KEYWORDS: Coastal Management And Planning, Coastal Ponds, Coastal Recreation, Commercial Fisheries, Conservation, Harwich, Natural Habitats, Ports And Harbors, Recreational Fisheries, Regulatory Enforcement And Information, Shellfisheries, Water Quality, Water Pollution, Water Resources, Wetlands, Wildlife
Town of Harwich
732 Main Street
Harwich, MA 02645
PHONE: (508) 430-7509
FAX: (508) 432-5039
CONTACTS: Paula J. Champagne, Health Director
HOURS: 8:30-4:00 Monday-Friday
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 regulates the use of pesticides/herbicides.
KEYWORDS: Educational Services For General Public, Harwich, Health, Regulatory Enforcement And Information, Water Quality, Water Pollution, Wetlands
Town of Harwich: Schools
Cape Cod Regional Technical High School (Public)
Pleasant Lake Avenue, Rt. 124, Harwich, MA 02645
WWW: Not available
Principal: William Fisher
Librarian: Joseph Daigle
Science Dept. Coord.: Steve Berrick
Harwich Elementary School (Public)
Harwich High School (Public)
Harwich Middle School (Public)
Holy Trinity School (Diocesan)
Woods Hole Sea Grant 193 Oyster Pond Road, MS#2, Woods Hole, MA 02543 (508) 289-2665 email@example.com