Trust Trying to Preserve Habitat On Harwich Pond

HARWICH – As development continues to decrease the size of the Cape’s wild areas, or eliminates them altogether, it is urgent that those remaining be preserved.

The Harwich Conservation Trust is trying to do just that to a 15 acre area with 1000 feet of shoreline on Cornelius Pond. The body of water is also known as Eldridge Pond.

Protecting the space will make sure that its scenic beauty, historical feel, habitat diversity and water quality will remain in perpetuity.

This coastal plain pond, and others like it, are some of the most vulnerable in the Northeast. A variety of species, including rare animals and plants, depend on these types of habitats which were formed approximately 18,000 years ago.

The cost is $850,000, with matching funds of $425,000 being offered by an anonymous donor.

More information is available at their website,, or by calling 508-432-3997.

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