we are local and regional volunteers
As a member of the Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts, the Provincetown Conservation Trust provides advice and information to anyone who wishes to give the gift of land in Provincetown for conservation.
Dedicated locals work year round with volunteers from such organizations as Americorps Cape Cod and The Trustees of the Reservation on management and restoration of the properties for which we're responsible.
Our Stewardship Program invites year-rounders and summer residents to monitor the health of the specific sites and to keep track of wildlife.
We are strictly volunteers! We rely on public support.
DONATIONS from members and others, local fundraising initiatives and grants from public and private foundations PROVIDE THE TRUST WITH THE MEANS TO OPERATE.
WE work with the town of provincetown
The Trust, a non-profit 501c3 organization, is not a Provincetown committee or government body, but it does often work closely with the Town of Provincetown, through such entities as the Conservation Commission and the Open Space Committee, to preserve our beautiful environment, to protect it for future generations from excessive development, and to expand accessibility to our natural beauty for all our residents and visitors. The Trust holds the conservation restriction for many of Provincetown's Open Spaces acquired with Land Bank funds and grants. The "Places to Visit" tab on this site describes some of our most beautiful parks and natural areas not in the National Seashore.
WE support eco-arts
The Provincetown Conservation Trust has dedicated volunteer resources to working with local, national and international artists and art organizations in the celebration of the unique and fragile ecosystem we are so fortunate to inhabit. This celebration has been highlighted for the past five years by a springtime Eco-Arts Festival, "Appearances," with Trust co-management. This year the Festival is continuing under a different organizational framework.
Celine Gandolfo - President
Sherry Dranch - Acting Treasurer, Corks for Trees, Website
Pamela Foss - Stewardship
Jim McCullen - Stewardship Director
Dennis Minsky - Biologist
Eleanor Schuster - Website, Social Media
Our Trustees are Provincetown legal residents, nonresident local homeowners or business owners, and/or nonresident former Trustees.