Open Space Survey

The Town of Wellfleet is in the process of updating its Open Space and Recreation Five-Year Plan and needs your input.

WCT supports the Wellfleet Open Space Committee in getting wide distribution of the new survey. It takes about 10 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous.

The open space survey will identify needs and concerns of the community regarding open space and recreation resources. Having an approved OSR Plan is required to qualify for State reimbursement programs, which offset acquisition costs so that these important community assets can be protected in perpetuity.

You can help:

  1. Take the survey by February 13, 2023.
  2. Ask others in your household to complete it.
  3. Send it to neighbors, friends, renters, regular summer visitors, contractors/handy-people, etc. – anyone who might not be on one of the “official” Town lists.

If you’ve already responded to the survey, please pass it on to someone else who might be interested in Wellfleet’s future.

Wellfleet Conservation Trust Annual Meeting via Zoom *UPDATED*

Our previous post and email notification failed to include the meeting date and time.

When: Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 5-6 pm, Eastern time

Please pre-register at We will give you the Zoom connection details via email.

Please join us for a focused Annual Meeting on your Wellfleet Conservation Trust. Due to pandemic concerns, we have not been able to meet in person since our August 2019 Annual Meeting, but we have some statutory requirements, so we hope you can join us via Zoom. There will be a brief review of recent activities, a video presentation of our new Herring River Overlook site, and election of Trustees for terms ending in 2023 and 2024.

We miss meeting in person but plan for a regular, in-person annual meeting in the summer of 2022.

WCT 14th Annual Walk (2021) Cancelled

After much consideration in regards to the latest Wellfleet Board of Health Covid requirements and recommended guidelines, the Wellfleet Conservation Trust has decided to cancel our annual guided walk scheduled for 11 September.

Normally the walk has involved over 75 people. The Health Board recommends that all people not from the same household should maintain six feet of distancing and when closer, masks should be worn, even outside and regardless of vaccination status. Trying to keep six feet physical distancing and masking among our normal numbers would be extremely difficult and would eliminate the group discussions and socializing that walkers have enjoyed in the past.

The walk we planned this year will still be there next year when we will try again. We support the Board of Health in their concern for keeping Wellfleet a safe healthy community.

Good wishes for good health.

Wellfleet Conservation Trust 2021 Annual Meeting Postponed

The Wellfleet Conservation Trust (WCT) has reluctantly decided to postpone its in-person Annual Meeting which was scheduled for Wednesday August 18, 2021. This decision was stimulated by the Wellfleet’s Board of Health issuance of further COVID-protection procedures associated with the current level and trends of COVID in our community. 

WCT Trustees were looking forward to interacting with our members and explaining the progress we have made in the past couple of years. We will be attempting to reschedule the in-person meeting in the Fall, but in recognition of the end of the summer season, we will likely set up a dual in-person and virtual meeting.  We feel it is beneficial to hold some sort of Annual Meeting as we have not been able to do so since our last Annual Meeting was held on August 17, 2019. The purposes of an Annual Meeting are to elect members to a Board of Trustees and to provide our members with updates on our activities and financial position.

We will be announcing the date and location of the rescheduled meeting on our website and on our Facebook page. We will be providing written notice to our members.

Thank you for your understanding. We will continue our mission to protect open space and habitat for the benefit of all current and future generations of people, fauna and flora.


Dennis O’Connell, President