Wednesday, July 26, 2017


SCT News Flash – Upcoming Event – Save the Date

Each year at our annual meeting the Sandwich Conservation Trust invites a guest speaker to address conservation-related issues.  This year we will be having our annual meeting at 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 15 in the East Sandwich Grange Hall, 91 Old County Road, East Sandwich, MA.  We are very excited this year to welcome Peter Trull as our guest speaker.  Science Teacher, Author, Photographer, Wildlife Specialist,  Peter Trull has studied, researched, and taught about wildlife on Cape Cod for over thirty years. He has written five books on various subjects, including Eastern coyotes, humpback whales, and local birds.

Peter will be presenting “The Gray Curtain – The Impact of Seals, Sharks and Commercial Fishing along the Northeast Coast.

 This program will show, through discussion and vivid photographs, the relationship between commercial fishing, expanding Gray Seal populations and Great White Sharks along the beaches of Cape Cod and the northeast coast. This "Gray Curtain" has come about after geologic and environmental changes, as well as animal migrations and population increases.  Each has had an effect on the location and, though daily and seasonal changes are accepted as normal, there are great transformations taking place that may go unnoticed, some, unexplained. While fishermen and scientists don't always agree, both have played a role in these dynamic coastal changes. In the minds of many commercial fishermen, the Gray Seal has played a major part.  Now, a new charismatic, apex predator has entered the picture and has made its presence known: the Great White Shark. This lively and colorful program brings together and explains the main factors that have created the phenomenon of The Gray Curtain.

On behalf of the SCT Trustees, we hope you and yours will save the date and join us at the Annual Meeting of The Sandwich Conservation Trust, again – Sunday, October 15 in the East Sandwich Grange Hall.

More to follow as we get closer to the event.