SPABS Annual Meeting at Bourne Farm Annual Meeting!
Thursday, June 4, 2015
5:30pm at Bourne Farm
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SPABA Nature Explorations Outdoor Discoveries at Bourne Farm
Share the wonders of the outdoors! Children ages
4 and up. Registration required.
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SPABS Pumpkin Day at Bourne Farm Pumpkin Day at Bourne Farm
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Pick your own pumpkins, pony rides, hayrides, facepainting, bounce house, petting zoo, crafts and characters.

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Our Mission

Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries, Inc. is a non-profit privately administered corporation dedicated to conserving the natural resources of The Town of Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Our Challenge

The challenge for Salt Pond is to increase our membership base in order to do more to preserve, protect and purchase the beautiful land within the Town of Falmouth, on Cape Cod.

The 300 Committee Land Trust’s
2015 Speaker Series

Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries

Partnering with Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries

Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries

The talks are free and open to the public. Please join us!
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Adult Speaker Series Deer Ticks Thurs., February 5, 2015 at 7pm
Deer Ticks: One Bite Can Change Your Life...Mike O'Connor
Speaker: Larry Dapsis, the Deer Tick Coordinator and Entomologist with the Cape Cod Cooperative
Location: Falmouth Historical Society Education Center at Hallett Barn

Lyme Disease is the most prevalent infectious disease in Massachusetts and is today considered to be a public health crisis. In addition to Lyme, deer ticks can carry the pathogens that cause Babesiosis and Anaplasmosis, both of which can be very serious and are on the increase. Presenter Larry Dapsis is the Deer Tick Coordinator and Entomologist with the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, and is a member of the Barnstable County Task Force on Lyme and other Tick-Borne Diseases. In his talk, Larry will review the basic life cycle and ecology of deer ticks, discuss incidence rates and distribution of tick-borne illnesses and describe a database under development on the infection rates of ticks. His key message: Tick-borne illnesses are preventable! Come learn more about how to… Protect Yourself, Protect Your Yard and Protect Your Pet…and bring your tick questions!
Adult Speaker Series Tempest in a Salt Pond Thurs., March 5, 2015 ay 7pm
A Tempest in a Salt Pond: 2000 Years of Hurricanes, Wildfires and Human Activity in Falmouth
Speaker: Dr. Jeff Donnelly, a geologist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Location: Falmouth Historical Society Education Center at Hallett Barn

Dr. Donnelly studies how climate variability changes tropical cyclone activity, alters sea levels and affects water availability. In addition, his research seeks to understand the impact of a changing climate on terrestrial and coastal landforms and ecosystems. Through the examination of a 2,000-year record of sediment preserved at the bottom of Salt Pond in Falmouth, Jeff and his team have found evidence of many large-scale storms making landfall. Jeff’s presentation will highlight what the sediment and pollen data collected from this great pond tells us about past climate change, sea-level rise and hurricane strikes, and what these findings may mean for Falmouth’s future.
Adult Speaker Series Imperiled Wildlife Thurs., April 2, 2015 at 7pm
Encounters with New England’s Most Imperiled Wildlife
Speaker: Todd McLeish, a Rhode Island-based science writer
Location: Falmouth Historical Society Education Center at Hallett Barn

Mr. McLeish has been writing about wildlife and environmental issues for more than 25 years. In more than 100 magazine articles, he has highlighted numerous threatened species, profiled biologists and wildlife artists and described encounters with a wide variety of animals. In this talk, he will introduce the remarkable lives of the rarest and most endangered wildlife in New England, from birds and beetles to whales and plants. Join him on an entertaining first-person journey as he tracks basking sharks, collects biopsy samples from humpback whales, investigates the nesting burrows of elusive seabirds and observes the metamorphosis of rare dragonflies. His talk is based on two books he has authored about imperiled species. These will be available for purchase and signing following his presentation.

Adult Speaker Series Wastewater and Water Quality on Cape Cod

Thurs., May 7, 2015 at 7pm
There is What in Your Coffee? (Wastewater & Water Quality on Cape Cod)
Speaker: Ed DeWitt, Executive Director of APCC
Location: Falmouth Historical Society Education Center at Hallett Barn

The Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC) is a non-profit environmental organization whose mission is to promote actions, policies and programs that foster the preservation of the Cape’s natural resources. APCC focuses its efforts on the conservation of Cape Cod’s natural heritage, protection of water resources, promotion of managed growth and achievement of an environmental ethic. In pursuing these goals for the last 46 years, APCC has emerged as one of the Cape’s environmental leaders and a stalwart defender of our precious natural resources and beauty. Ed DeWitt, Executive Director of APCC, will present a film that discusses Cape Cod’s sole source aquifer. All of our water comes from rain percolating in and out of our groundwater during its journey to the ocean. Everything we flush, treat our lawns with or drip onto our roads and highways ends up in our aquifer. Think about this…What’s in your coffee?


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Salt Pond Bird Area Sanctuaries
PO Box 535 • West Falmouth, Massachusetts 02574
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