Conserve and Protect

the natural environment and ecological systems of Oyster Pond

Oyster Pond Environmental Trust

Welcome to the OPET web site! OPET was formed to conserve and protect the natural environment and ecological systems of Oyster Pond. Please enjoy exploring our web site.

Learn about Oyster Pond and our Conservation LandsVisit our beautiful properties. Watch animal videos from our wildlife cameras.

If you live in the Oyster Pond watershed, it is important to keep up with the Town’s plans for removing the excess nitrogen from the pond to improve its ecological health.  Find copies of the Town’s plans, the latest news and additional information about the proposed use of Alternative Innovative and Alternative septic systems.

Did you know that Oyster Pond is one of the most studied ponds for its size?  This is partly due to our proximity to several major science institutions who find our pond convenient for studying scientific processes.

Also learn about our projects to protect and conserve all aspects of the pond and its surrounding lands including our monitoring of the river herring population, removal of invasive plants from the pond’s shoreline and maintaining the exchange between the ocean and the pond.

We welcome new members!

Membership entitles you to attend Board Meetings once a month, attend and vote at the Annual Meeting, and to receive The Watershed, OPET’s seasonal newsletter. You do not have to live in the area to be a member.

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Job Opportunity – Oyster Pond Environmental Trust

Oyster Pond Environmental Trust (OPET), a Falmouth MA non-profit environmental organization dedicated to protecting the health of Oyster Pond and its watershed, is seeking an administrator with a wide range of skills to assist our Board of Directors. Applicants need to possess strong communication skills in written, print and social media; property stewardship; membership outreach; and implementing all Board related activities. This is a part-time position requiring flexibility in hours working from a home office.

A full job description can be found here. All inquiries should include a letter of interest and resume to info@opet.org or send to: OPET, PO Box 496, Woods Hole, MA  02543 until April 9, 2021.  Posted March 1, 2021.


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