The Garden Groomers Are Back!

Posted June 11th, 2017 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

Do you enjoy sunshine, salt air and harbor views? If so, please join the
Mattapoisett Land Trust’s Garden Groomers! We meet at Munro Preserve
(just west of the Town Wharves) at 8 a.m. each Tuesday morning to pull
weeds and do light garden maintenance, while enjoying the sunshine and a
cup of coffee. Join us on any Tuesday morning, or email us at
info@mattlandtrust.org.

Hammond Quarry Walk, Sunday, May 7, 1:00 P.M.

Posted May 2nd, 2017 in Event by Charles Radville

Join the Mattapoisett Land Trust (MLT) for a guided walk to the former granite quarry that was an important part of the Town’s history and early industry. Owned primarily by the Hammond family, the quarry operated from the early 1700’s until the early 1900’s and produced pink granite for which Mattapoisett was well known in early times. The quarry site includes one remaining granite outcrop and two abandoned pits: the larger and dry East Pit and the smaller West Pit that holds water. In addition there are large amounts of worked granite rubble as well as some abandoned quarry equipment in and around the pits.

MLT is working with the Buzzards Bay Coalition to preserve 53 acres surrounding the quarry site. Over 150 town residents have visited the site to date, and Town Meeting on May 8th will consider a small grant of community preservation funds to support this acquisition. Come join us and see this special place!

The walk will depart across the road from 7 and 9 Mattapoisett Neck Road, just south of Route 6. Please park on the west side of Mattapoisett Neck Road. The trail is gentle but wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

For more information, please email us at info@mattlandtrust.org.

MLT 2017 Annual Meeting

Posted April 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

Mattapoisett Land Trust
44th Annual Meeting Announcement
Saving the Eastern Box Turtle
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Walk to the Woodcock Preserve Vernal Pool
Join us at the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s new parking area on Long Plain Road and explore the new
trail connecting to MLT’s Woodcock Preserve with its large vernal pool. We’ll stop to explore
salamander and frog eggs and lots of spring activity at the vernal pool, then continue on to a
large grove of fallen beech trees.
11:45 a.m.
Student presentation at the Mattapoisett Friends’ Meeting House
The ORR students will once again describe their experiences water testing in Eel Pond,
one of our educational investments at work.
12:15 p.m.
Potluck Lunch at the Mattapoisett Friends’ Meeting House
Bring a main dish or salad to share. The MLT will provide beverages and dessert.
1:00 p.m.
Annual Meeting of the MLT at the Mattapoisett Friends’ Meeting House
Annual reports and the election of the board of directors; vote on revision to bylaws
1:30 p.m.
Saving the Eastern Box Turtle
Marla Isaac from the New England Reptile and Raptor Center will
return to MLT to introduce us to Eastern box turtles, and show
us live turtles. These local reptiles are found throughout
Mattapoisett but are on the state’s list of “species of critical
concern.”
Come meet the turtles, and celebrate the natural world with MLT!
We preserve land to enrich the quality of life for present and future generations of
Mattapoisett residents and visitors.

Hammond Quarry Walk, Sunday, April 23rd, 1:00 p.m.

Posted April 18th, 2017 in Event by Charles Radville

Join the Mattapoisett Land Trust (MLT) for a guided walk to the former granite quarry that was an important part of the Town’s history and early industry. Owned primarily by the Hammond family, the quarry operated from the early 1700’s until the early 1900’s and produced pink granite for which Mattapoisett was well known in early times. The quarry site includes one remaining granite outcrop and two abandoned pits: the larger and dry East Pit and the smaller West Pit that holds water. In addition there are large amounts of worked granite rubble as well as some abandoned quarry equipment in and around the pits.

 MLT is working with the Buzzards Bay Coalition to preserve 53 acres surrounding the quarry site. Come join us and see this special place! The walk will depart across the road from 7 and 9 Mattapoisett Neck Road, just south of Route 6. Please park on the west side of Mattapoisett Neck Road. The trail is gentle but wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

 For more information, please email us at info@mattlandtrust.org.

Earth Day Town Cleanup, Make Mattapoisett Marvelous

Posted April 11th, 2017 in Event by Charles Radville

Spend part of Earth Day cleaning up our town on Saturday, April 22

Disposable gloves and trash bags will be provided.

Bring your own sturdy gloves if you can

Meet at Shipyard Park

9:30-10:00 Check-in/register/assign areas

10:00-1:00 Clean up assigned areas

1:00 Return to Shipyard Park for drinks and food

12:00-2:00 Coloring station

1:00-2:00 Face painting

2:00 Clean-up