August 16, 2008 Annual Meeting and Review

Mr. Seth Rolbein, Editor of The Cape Cod Voice, discusses the Cape Cod National Seashore.

View PowerPoint Presentation by President Denny O’Connell

The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts bestowed the 2007 Award for Excellence in Open Space Preservation to Robert Hankey, a resident of Wellfleet and one of the original founders of the Wellfleet Conservation Trust.

Robert’s fame in conservation circles is well known.  He served as President of the Wellfleet Conservation Trust from 1990 to 2003.  Under his guidance the WCT grew from a fledging non-profit to a major force for conservation in the Town.  He led the successful initiative to designate Wellfleet Harbor as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern, and his strong partnership with the Town Open Space Committee led to many of the Town’s conservation purchases.  His personal contacts with local private landowners led to dozens of land gifts to WCT and he has strongly supported and worked on behalf of regional cooperation on land conservation.

For over 30 years, Robert and his wife Eleanor Stefani have operated The Colony of Wellfleet, a retreat of cottages nestled on the slopes off Chequessett Neck Road designed by famed architect Nathaniel Saltonstall.

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