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Saving the Cape: A History of Land Conservation on Cape Cod

October 19, 2023
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    Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 PM at Falmouth Art Center.

    Suggested donation of $5 to support Falmouth Art Center. View the exhibit and enjoy light refreshments at 6:30PM.

    In collaboration with The 300 Committee and the Falmouth Art Center exhibit “A Walk on the Wild Side: A Tour of Falmouth’s Conservation Areas through Fiber Art and Photography,” this presentation will provide on overview of themes driving efforts to preserve the Cape.

    From early philanthropic gifts and civic beauty efforts, to the powerful rise of land trusts and municipal programs beginning in earnest in the 1980s. Projected 21st century trends of undevelopment and ecorestoration will also be discussed.

    Mark Robinson has served as director of The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts since its founding in 1986.  He has assisted Cape towns and land trusts in preserving more than 15,000 acres of land as open space since then, including The 300 Committee Land Trust of Falmouth.  The Compact represents 32 local and regional nonprofit land trusts and watershed groups operating on Cape Cod.  Mark has served on the board of the Mass. Land Trust Coalition and has is regular  lecturer at the national conference of land trusts.

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    Falmouth Art Center

    137 Gifford Street, Falmouth, MA 02541