MLT enters agreement to purchase Brownell property

Posted October 5th, 2010 in News by Charles Radville

A year and a half ago we announced that we had an agreement to acquire the 40-acre Dunn Preserve along Old Slough Road north of Angelica Avenue and Pine Island Pond.

With your help we were able to close on the property in June of last year.

Subsequently we were contacted by Linda Brownell to determine whether or not we would be interested in acquiring the 49-acre parcel which lies between the Old Jenny Farm and the Martocci Preserve. Given its location between two of our existing properties we were, of course, interested.

The negotiations were a bit complicated but we were finally able to sign a purchase and sale agreement this September committing us to purchase the parcel next June.

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Map courtesy of Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program (click to view full size)

What’s the 411 on the 591?

Posted July 14th, 2010 in News by Charles Radville

whats591right half What’s the 411 on the 591?The number of acres currently owned in fee (that is, owned outright) by the Mattapoisett Land Trust, all of which is open to public access. This number includes the 80-acre Oldfield Farm property lying along the Mattapoisett River in Rochester that was donated to the MLT before the Rochester Land Trust existed. It includes properties as small as .08 acres on the corner of Route 6 and North Street where the Lions Club/MLT events sign stands and as large as the 107-acre Walega-Livingstone Preserve on Brandt Island Cove. It consists of 67 individual parcels of land of which the first to be acquired by the MLT was a .39 acre parcel at the end of Brierpatch Lane in 1974.

The number does not include the 64-acre Field Farm which the MLT has protected through a conservation restriction (CR).

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We’ve protected some important properties but there is much more we can do. Please give us your support and watch the number grow.

Harbor Days! Visit the Land Trust Booth!

Posted July 13th, 2010 in News by Charles Radville

Mattapoisett Harbor Days are this weekend, July 17 and 18. Come over to our booth, which is located on the west side of Shipyard Park by the parking lot, and learn about all of the exciting projects underway and programs that we offer.

Also, make sure you check out our cool new t-shirts!

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Find out more at the booth!

Owls of the World after MLT Annual Meeting (June 5, 2010)

Posted May 31st, 2010 in News by petermello

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Join naturalist Marcia Wilson and photographer Mark Wilson after the Mattapoisett Land Trust’s 2010 Annual Meeting (at the Friends Meeting House, Route 6, Mattapoisett) as they share their passion for owls and introduce you to owls of New England and beyond. Explore the world of owls with two talented naturalists and six lovely owls in this fun and educational interactive program.

Everyone is treated to a hooting lesson, as well as tips on how to attract and protect owls near you.

More information about the Wilson’s can be found at their Eyes of Owls website.

Mattapoisett Land Trust Annual Meeting – Saturday, June 5, 2010

Posted May 31st, 2010 in Annual Meeting by petermello

The Mattapoisett Land Trust Inc.’s Annual Meeting will be Saturday, June 5, 2010 at the Friends Meeting House, Route 6, Mattapoisett, MA.