Sippican Lands Trust Annual Meeting, Thu. May 5

Posted May 3rd, 2016 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

Please Join the SLT Board of Directors
for a presentation
“The Osprey Project:
Building Trails to Community Health”
(A brief business meeting will be conducted prior to the presentation.)

Thursday, May 5, 2016
5:30 pm

Marion Music Hall
164 Front Street, Marion
Parking Available
Refreshments will be served

GUESTS WELCOME!

Speakers:
Peter Jensen, designer – Creating Trail Experiences
Scott Hobson, engineer – Caputo & Wick LTD

Peter and Scott will present designs for our proposed boardwalk and viewing platform at our beautiful Osprey Marsh property. In keeping with the SLT’s mission to offer access to Marion’s preserved open space, this exciting project will focus on access for EVERYONE, including those with disabilities, physical limitations and families with children of all ages.

Mattapoisett Land Trust Annual Meeting, May 14, 2016

Posted April 26th, 2016 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

Mattapoisett Congregational Church, Mattapoisett, MA, Reynard Hall

10:00 AM Walk from new parking lot on Prospect Road to Blueberry Patch in Bowman Preserve
11:30 AM Presentation by ORR students on Eel pond water sampling
12:00 PM Pot luck lunch. Bring a main dish to share. MLT provides drinks and desserts.
1:00 PM Annual meeting. Annual reports and elections.
1:15 PM Presentation on raptors by Marla Isaac of New England Reptile and Raptor Center.

Shoolman Preserve introductory walk May 15

Posted April 26th, 2016 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

The Rochester Land Trust is very pleased with the work they have accomplished together with the Mattapoisett Land Trust (MLT) in opening up more than 1½ miles of trail at the Shoolman Preserve (formerly called Old Field Farm) across from 199 New Bedford Road in Rochester. This 80-acre property had been donated to the MLT by Edith and Eliot Shoolman in 1984, long before RLT existed. Last year MLT made the RLT co-owners and the RLT took on the stewardship responsibility. When the RLT wanted to expand the trail system, MLT volunteers helped open more trails.

Come walk with us on Sunday, May 15th at 11AM. We’d like to show you what’s been done there.

Annual Nasketucket Bay State Reservation Clean-up

Posted April 19th, 2016 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

On April 30 the Commonwealth is sponsoring the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s 10th annual “Park Serve Day”. Nasketucket Bay State Reservation is not one of the 40 properties targeted, but the Friends of Nasketucket Bay State Reservation and the Mattapoisett Land Trust believe that our own “park” could benefit from a spring cleaning again this year. The public is invited to spend a couple hours enjoying the early spring beauty of the park while collecting litter and debris from the paths and beaches.

Everyone interested in helping to beautify our local “park” should meet at the Nasketucket Bay State Reservation parking lot at 1:00 p.m. on April 30. The clean-up will end by 3:30. Please bring your own gloves; rubber boots are highly recommended. Bags will be provided for trash and recyclables. For more information call 774-377-9191 or email info@mattlandtrust.org. Share a couple hours in service to celebrate a belated Earth Day.

Walking trail locations in Mattapoisett

Posted April 13th, 2016 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville
We have put a map of walking trail locations in