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Private Organizations

Town of Sandwich: Private Organizations

Sandwich Conservation Trust
Thornton W. Burgess Society
YMCA Camp Burgess & Hayward Outdoor Education & Conferencing Center


SANDWICH CONSERVATION TRUST
P.O. Box 531
E. Sandwich, MA 02537

PHONE: (508) 888-7629

FAX: Not available.

E-MAIL: jnc@capecod.net

WWW: www.sandwichconservationtrust.org

CONTACT: John Cullity

HOURS: No office hours.

A private nonprofit land trust accepting land donations and gifts to preserve open space land in the Town of Sandwich. Owns and maintains 86 acres of conservation land and holds conservation easements on an additional 129 acres. A member of The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts.

PUBLICATIONS: Annual Newsletter

OTHER INFORMATION: Annual membership $15 and up.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Occasional guided walks; public informational meetings on land conservation.

KEYWORDS: Land Conservation, Land Trusts, Sandwich


THORNTON W. BURGESS SOCIETY
6 Discovery Hill Road
E. Sandwich, MA 02537

PHONE: (508) 888-6870

FAX: (508) 888-1919

E-MAIL: tburgess@capecod.net

WWW: http://www.thorntonburgess.org

CONTACTS:
Joan DiPersio, Public Relations Coordinator
Mary Beers, Director of Education
Gene A. Schott, Executive Director

HOURS: 10-4 M-Sa, 1-4 Su. Ap-De.; 10-4 Tu-Sa. Ja-Ap

A nonprofit educational organization working to inspire reverence for wildlife and concern for the natural environment, primarily through school and public programs. Involved with some conservation and research projects. The Conservation Action Team (CAT Team) is a group of 7-12th graders working on conservation projects through the Green Briar Nature Center. Operates the Thornton W. Burgess Museum in Sandwich and the Green Briar Nature Center in East Sandwich. The Society also manages the 133 acre East Sandwich Game Farm under a lease agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.

PUBLICATIONS: "Briar Patch Observer" (1/year, free to members)

FEES: Admission to museum by donation. Annual membership: $25 Individual, $35 Family. Conservation Action Team free.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Provides courses, programs, lectures, slide programs, tours, exhibits, and publications. Also workshops, outreach, a resource library, and internships. Children's natural history classes. Conservation Action Team for 7-12th graders.

KEYWORDS: Aquariums and Museums, Conservation, Educational Services For General Public, Educational Services For Children, Educational Services For Young Adults, Natural History, Sandwich, Tourism, Wildlife


YMCA CAMP BURGESS & HAYWARD
OUTDOOR EDUCATION & CONFERENCING CENTER

75 Stowe Road
Sandwich, MA 02563

PHONE: (508) 428-2571, Ext. 105

FAX: (508) 420-3545

E-MAIL: joeokeefe@ssymca.org

WWW: http://www.ssymca.org/camps/

CONTACT: Joe O'Keefe, Groups & Conferencing Director

HOURS: Office - 8:30-4:30. Site - open year round, 7 days/week for registered groups.

A nonprofit organization located on 420 acres provides year-round experiences in environmental education and arts for K-12, college students, and adults. The site's natural areas include freshwater ponds, swamps, upland fields and forests. Programs can be developed to meet the specific needs of groups. A member of the Network for Environmental Science Education in Southeastern Massachusetts.

PUBLICATIONS: Curriculum guide and trip planning packet.

OTHER INFORMATION: Please call for prices on our Educational programs, Leadership and Teambuilding activities, and Facility rental.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Environmental Education, Leadership and Teambuilding, Low and High Ropes course, Climbing Wall

KEYWORDS: Education



Town Departments

Town of Sandwich: Town Departments

Conservation Commission
Health Board
Natural Resources Department


Town of Sandwich
Conservation Commission

16 Jan Sebastian Drive
Sandwich, MA 02563

PHONE: (508) 888-4200

FAX: (508) 833-0018

E-MAIL: dnickerson@townofsandwich.net

WWW: http://www.sandwichmass.org/

CONTACTS:
Jeff Wilgis, Chairman
Dianne Nickerson, Clerk

HOURS: 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday

The Conservation Commission is a volunteer board comprised of seven (7) full and three (3) alternate/associate members. The Commission is responsible through a review and permit process for administering and enforcing the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and developing, administering and enforcing the Town of Sandwich Wetlands Bylaw, and its regulations within the Town. The Board receives support from full time staff of a Conservation Officer and clerk. The Commission is also responsible for managing 1,500+ acres of conservation land, initiating conservation programs, acquiring additional lands, procuring conservation and agricultural restrictions, advising town agencies on resource protection, and educating local citizens. It is presently developing a slide program informing the citizenry about the importance of wetlands protection and Sandwich's conservation lands. The Commission meets bi-monthly (first and third Wednesdays) to conduct regulatory business and one additional night to conduct other business.

PUBLICATIONS: Publications available: "Sandwich - A Guide to the Wetland Protection Act," "Town of Sandwich Conservation and Recreation Land - Trail Map," and information booklet "Sea Lavender."
KEYWORDS: Birds, Coastal Management And Planning, Coastal Ponds, Coastal Recreation, Conservation, Erosion, Land Conservation, Natural Habitats, Regulatory Enforcement And Information, Wetlands, Wildlife, Wetlands Protection, Land Acquisition


Town of Sandwich
Health Board

16 Jan Sebastian Drive
Sandwich, MA 02563

PHONE: (508) 888-4200

FAX: (508) 833-0018

E-MAIL: dmason@townofsandwich.net

WWW: http://www.sandwichmass.org/

CONTACTS: David B. Mason, Health Agent, RS, CHO

HOURS: 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday

The Board of Health enforces the Massachusetts General Laws, the state Sanitary and Environmental Codes, and local health regulations. This includes 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: Coastal Management and Planning, Coastal Ponds, Educational Services For General Public, Lobster Fisheries, Military, Regulatory Enforcement And Information, Sandwich, Seafood, Shellfisheries, Waste Disposal and Treatment, Water Quality, Water Pollution, Water Resources, Water Quality, Water Pollution, Water Resources


Town of Sandwich
Natural Resources Department

16 Jan Sebastian Drive
Sandwich, MA 02563

PHONE: (508) 833-8054

FAX: (508) 833-0018

E-MAIL: naturalresources@townofsandwich.net

WWW: http://www.sandwichmass.org/

CONTACTS: Mark S. Galkowski, Natural Resources Officer

HOURS: 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday

The Natural Resources Department administers the daily workload of the Conservation Commission and the Land Bank Committee. The Department is entrusted with developing and implementing the town's conservation land management strategies, including wildlife habitat diversification; enforcing the Wetlands Protection Act, Town Wetlands Bylaw, their regulations and orders; shellfish management; enforcing other environmental laws and regulations, including shellfishing, fishing, hunting, trapping, illegal dumping, recreational vehicle operation, and land use; and oil and hazardous waste spill response.

PUBLICATIONS: Publications available: "Sandwich - A Guide to the Wetland Protection Act," "Town of Sandwich Conservation and Recreation Land - Trail Map," and information booklets "Sea Lavender" and "Shellfishing on Cape Cod."

KEYWORDS: Birds, Cape Cod Canal, Coastal Management And Planning, Coastal Ponds, Coastal Recreation, Conservation, Erosion, Land Conservation, Marine Mammals, Natural Habitats, Oil Spills, Recreational Fisheries, Regulatory Enforcement And Information, Sandwich, Shellfisheries, Sportfishing, Water Quality, Water Resources, Wetlands, Wildlife, Natural Resources, Land Bank, Land Acquisition



Schools

Town of Sandwich: Schools

Forestdale School
Henry T. Wing Elementary School
Oak Ridge School
Riverview School
Sandwich High School


Forestdale School (Public)
151 Route 130, Forestdale, MA 02644
(508) 477-6600
FAX: Not available.
E-MAIL: Not available.
WWW: http://www.sandwich.k12.ma.us/forestdale/index.htm
Principal: Douglas Jenkins
Librarian: Augusta Lynch
Science Dept. Coord.:

Henry T. Wing Elementary School (Public)
33 Water Street, Rt. 130, Sandwich, MA 02563
(508) 888-1343
(508) 888-1082-FAX
E-MAIL: htw_lib@sandwich.k12.ma.us
WWW: http://www.sandwich.k12.ma.us/wing/index.html
Principal: Matthew Bridges
Librarian: Janet Vallee
Science Dept. Coord.:

Oak Ridge School (Public)
260 Quaker Meeting House Road, East Sandwich, MA 02537
(508) 833-0111
(508) 888-0911-FAX
E-MAIL: crobb@sandwich.k12.ma.us
WWW: http://www.sandwich.k12.ma.us/oakridge/index.htm
Principal (interim): Jeffrey Dees
Librarian: Cheryl Robb Quinn
Science Dept. Coord.:

Riverview School Inc. (Private-Residential-LD Program)
551 Route 6A, East Sandwich, MA 02537
(508) 888-0489
(508) 888-7001-FAX
E-MAIL: admissions@riverviewschool.org
WWW: http://www.riverviewschool.org/
Head of School: Maureen B. Brenner

Sandwich High School (Public)
365 Quaker Meeting House Road, East Sandwich, MA 02537
(508) 888-4900
(508) 833-8375-FAX
E-MAIL: library@sandwich.k12.ma.us
WWW: http://www.sandwich.k12.ma.us/shs/index.htm
Principal: Ellin Booras
Librarian: Deborah O'Brien
Science Dept. Coord.: Gil Newton




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