Second Hammond Quarry Walk Saturday December 17th, 1:00 p.m.

Posted December 14th, 2016 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

Join the Mattapoisett Land Trust (MLT) for our second 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, Mattapoisett Historical Society and other organizations 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.

Here’s a story about the last walk:

http://sippican.villagesoup.com/p/mattapoisett-land-trust-looks-to-preserve-historic-quarry/1599460

Hammond Quarry Walk Saturday November 26th, 1:00 p.m.

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

Join the Mattapoisett Land Trust (MLT) for a short 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. Mattapoisett pink granite was used to construct our town wharves as well as curbstones, foundation stones, boundary markers, millstones, and other cut granite seen throughout Old Rochester and also was shipped to Nantucket and elsewhere during Colonial 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, Mattapoisett Historical Society and other organizations 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.
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Salty’s Soiree is on for this evening

Posted October 22nd, 2016 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

In case you were wondering, the Soiree at Dunseith Gardens (where Salty the Seahorse lives) is still set to start at 5:30, today, Oct. 22.
Storytelling with Big Ryan Racette is scheduled for 6:30.
Come along and fix up your own s’mores!

Salty’s Silvery Moon Soiree is Coming Up!

Posted October 14th, 2016 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

Saturday, October 22 is the date of the 2016 Soiree. It runs from 5:30 to 8:00 P.M.
Come to Dunseith Gardens, at Route Six and North Street for family fun.
There will be music, storytelling by Big Ryan of Big Ryan’s Tall Tales and fires to make your own S’mores (ingredients included).
This is a free event, open to the public and always provides an evening of fun for all ages.
There is no parking at Dunseith, so bring a flashlight to find your way home or back to your car.

Kick the Ticks!

Posted September 19th, 2016 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

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Ticks carry a host of diseases, and are active in spring, summer and fall.  Come learn effective and safe methods to protect yourself from tick-borne illness.  Following last year’s well-received winter moth workshop, Deborah Smiley, Publications Managing Editor at Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, will demonstrate practical tools to repel and eliminate ticks.  This workshop is sponsored by the Mattapoisett Land Trust, for more information see our website or email us at info@mattlandtrust.org.  Join us and enjoy being outdoors again!

 Saturday, October 1st at 1:30 p.m., Mattapoisett Public Library