About Us

The Truro Conservation Trust (TCT) is a leader in creating public-private land conservation partnerships that sustain Truro as a livable, vibrant community for current and future generations.

Our mission is to help preserve the rural character of the Town of Truro.  This mission is accomplished by acquiring undeveloped land through donation or purchase.

The TCT has 353 acres protected by ownership or conservation restriction.  That includes 185.13 acres of Upland and 168.29 acres of Wetland. The properties are held as Fee Simple Landholdings or Conservation Restrictions. Click here to learn more about our property holdings. 


Closed the deal on the “Twine Field” Property

The Trust closed on the Twine Field property during Christmas week this past December. See the Summer 2018 newsletter for details.  In June, we hosted donors, neighbors, and Truro residents to a celebration on the property.  See photo gallery for more pictures from the event.

Update on the “Twine Field” Property

Truro’s Twine Field property is a unique natural area that provides important environmental benefits and protects a diversity of plants and animals—many of which are vulnerable or seriously declining. The 10-acre property is an upland meadow, an increasingly rare habitat type in Massachusetts and on Cape Cod. The southern boundary of the property borders Pond Village Road and historic Pilgrim Pond. Please help the Truro Conservation Trust purchase this ecologically significant natural area. Click here for more information.

Conservation sought for Truro “twine fields” property

“the last open section of Truro’s twine fields is being considered for development. The town planning board is considering aspects of a 9-lot subdivision plan for the land.

Eastham developer Nate Nickerson has agreed, however, to give the Truro Conservation Trust and other concerned citizens until Jan. 1, 2018 to come up with money to buy the 10 acres at 25 and 25A Pond Road for what will likely be more than $1 million, Gaechter said Friday.”

Read the full article in the Cape Cod Times.

TCT Newsletters

Summer 2018 Twine Field Project Stewardship and Public Access
Winter 2017 Twine Field Fundraising
Summer 2017 Protecting Truro’s “Twine Field”
Winter 2016 Significant Collaborative Project
June 2016 Property Acquisitions and Land Protection
 Winter 2015 The Winter of Our Discontent
Winter 2014 Trust signs P&S Agreement for Meldahl Property
Sumer 2014 Osprey Update and Property Acquisitions
Winter 2013 Stewardship Report
Summer 2013 Recent Property Acquisitions
Winter 2012 Property Acquisitions and Conservation Restrictions in 2012
Summer 2012 30 Years Old and Still Growing!
Summer 2011 Osprey Pole, Trails and Benches, and Beach Plums… Not Just Your Grandama’s Jelly
Winter 2010 This Year’s Conservation Successes
Winter 2009 New Acquisitions
Summer 2009 Trails and Benches!
Winter 2008 Spotlight on a Trust Property… Dalsheimer and Moriarity Gifts
Summer 2008 Profile: Betsey Brown–Founding Trustee
Winter 2007 The Bounty of Generosity… the “Oriental Carpet”
Summer 2007 New Land for the Trust– and a New Level of Protection
Winter 2006 25th Anniversary News: Celebrating a New Property and a New Program
Summer 2006 Poor’s Hill: Promises Made, Promises Kept


Contact Us

Truro Conservation Trust
PO Box 327
North Truro, MA 02652

Tax deductible contributions are appreciated. Contributions can be mailed to our post office box in North Truro. To learn about other ways you can contribute to the Truro Conservation Trust such as gifting land, naming us in your will, donation of a Conservation Restriction click on Options for Landowners at the top of the screen.

Become a Member: We welcome new members. Please send us an email or write to us and join today.