Please Help Us Save 15 Acres on Cornelius Pond
With your help, the Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) has an opportunity to preserve approximately 15 acres to protect the historical feel, scenic splendor, water quality, and wildlife habitat diversity along more than 1,000 feet of shoreline on Cornelius Pond.
Cornelius Pond is called a “coastal plain pond,” and coastal plain ponds represent some of the most vulnerable natural areas of the Northeast. Created by the receding glacier that left massive melting blocks of ice in the coastal meltwater plain of Cape Cod about 18,000 years ago, these special ponds since filled with groundwater and support a variety of species, including rare plants and animals.
The total project cost to preserve this beautiful landscape and help protect pond water quality is $850,000. To jumpstart the fundraising, an anonymous donor has issued a challenge gift of $425,000. In response to the challenge, we need to raise matching funds of $425,000 and we now have until January 31, 2019 to do so. We invite you to make a land-saving difference by donating today toward the matching fund goal. As always, thank you for your generous support!