We preserve and protect our natural environment

Happy Carnival Week Everyone!

Provincetown is an šŸŒ³Enchanted Forest šŸŒ³indeed! Our town boasts some of the most diverse flora and fauna on the eastern seaboard. Rare plants and animal species are allowed to flourish here because of the conservation protections we give them in the form of preserved wetlands, forests, and dunes.

So while you are toasting in your amazing costumes šŸ‘ , give a nod to the protected enchanted forests surrounding Provincetown that allow us to play in such a beautiful setting.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR LAND DONORS WHO HAVE HELPED PRESERVE AND PROTECT PROVINCETOWNā€™S NATURAL BEAUTY

JOHN AND JACQUELINE DILLON OF GERMANTOWN, MD FOR DONATING A PORTION OF THE ATLANTIC WHITE CEDAR SWAMP.

THE SILVA FAMILY IN MEMORY OF ROBERT F AND VERONICA SILVA: PAUL SILVA, STEPHEN SILVA, MARK SILVA, KAREN VAN DER MEER, DEB TROVATO, AND DAVID SILVA FOR DONATING A GREENWAY PARCEL ON THE OLD COLONY RECREATION PATH AT HOWLAND STREET.

THE MCCABE FAMILY FOR DONATING TWO WETLAND HABITAT AREAS AT SNAIL ROAD NEAR THE OLD COLONY RECREATION PATH.

If you are interested in donating a parcel or property to help protect Provincetown, please contact us at provincetownconservationtrust@gmail.com

The Provincetown Conservation Trust is a private, non-profit (501c3) organization, founded in 1981, dedicated to preserving the woods, wetlands, heathlands, dunes and forest of Provincetown, home to a great variety of native flora and fauna, some of it not found anywhere else. These natural habitats are an important Greenway, key links in the wildlife corridors of Cape Cod, and vital to the ecological health of the United States Eastern Seaboard generally. Our uplands provide habitats not found in the Provincelands section of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

our vision

Widespread residential development, in the form of new condominiums and subdivisions, has replaced much of Provincetown's natural lands. Yet the Provincetown Conservation Trust exists because so many people have the will and the desire to protect our dunes, forests, woods, bogs, marshes, thickets and swamps, and all the creatures that depend on them.

Natives, "washashores" and visitors alike understand that our beaches, our fish and our shellfish need clean upland buffers to protect them. Our fresh water sources need clean marshlands and swamplands to filter and preserve them. Our beachfront town needs woodlands and dunes to guard it against erosion.

Despite extensive development, Provincetown's natural beauty persists, attracting artists and writers, visitors and ecotourists from around the world, and ever calling home those who were born here.