Vernal Pool Certification Field Trip

Posted April 5th, 2013 in Conservation, Event by Charles Radville

Tomorrow, Saturday April 6 at 9!
Help certify a Vernal Pool in the MLT’s Woodcock Preserve. See signs of life critical to the task! Eggs, insects and more. If you’ve heard the mating “quacks” of the Wood Frog, then you’ve probably been near one of these critical bodies of water.
If you don’t know where the Preserve is, meet us, 8:45,¬† at Dunseith Gardens (Salty’s hangout) at North Street and Route 6 to join the caravan.
The map is below in previous post.
Wear muck proof boots!
See you there!

Vernal pool certification

Posted March 29th, 2013 in Conservation, Event, Recreation by Charles Radville

Wed, April 3, 7 pm Mattapoisett Library

Wetland Scientist Elizabeth Leidhold will give a slide presentation
on vernal pools at the Mattapoisett Library in preparation for
certification field trip on April 6

Sat. April 6, 9 am. Woodcock Preserve, Long Plain rd.

Join wetland scientist Elizabeth Leidhold for a fascinating hands on
experience in the field. Learn about the springtime breeding place
of wood frogs, salamanders and more!woodcock Vernal pool certification

Volunteer dinner a success!

Posted March 21st, 2013 in Event, News, Uncategorized by Charles Radville

peter2 e1363883608717 225x300 Volunteer dinner a success!In case you had not heard, seen it on our website, checked our Facebook page or received an actual invitation, the MLT held a special event to honor the lifeblood of our entirely volunteer organization. We depend on volunteers for everything from maintaining the properties you visit to making decisions on acquisition of new properties.
Originally the event was scheduled for Saturday, February 9 in Reynard Hall at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. However the arrival of the Great Blizzard of 2013 forced a change to March 9.

Fantastic music was provided by the Mike Bliss Quartet from Old Rochester Regional High School.
A light meal was catered by “On the Go” of Mattapoisett, followed by fabulous blueberry desserts prepared by your Board of Directors.
A little ceremony thanking our volunteers was held and specially designed tee shirts were presented to the volunteers in attendance. If you see somebody wearing one, please give them a hearty thank you for keeping open space available in Mattapoisett! Also, ask them how you can get involved and maybe get this spiffy apparel for yourself.

Special Talk at Mattapoisett Library

Posted March 11th, 2013 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

The Mattapoisett Land Trust along with the Mattapoisett Free Public Library invites you to a special event.

Jennifer Francis, PhD, will be speaking at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30, on her research about extreme weather and the melting Arctic ice cap.

Dr. Francis is a faculty member at Rutgers University in the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences and the Departments of Environmental Sciences and Meteorology.

She lives in Marion and is on the Board of Directors of the Sippican Lands Trust.

Join us for what promises to be a fascinating and educational session.

Geocache placed in Dunseith Gardens

Posted March 5th, 2013 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

A geocache has been placed in Salty’s park!

For more on geocaches and how to find Salty’s:


Have fun!