Hammond Quarry Walk, Sunday September 3rd, 1:00 p.m.

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in Conservation, 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.

MLT is working with the Buzzards Bay Coalition to preserve 53 acres surrounding the quarry site. Over 250 town residents and visitors have visited the site to date.

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

Mattapoisett Harbor Days

Posted July 19th, 2013 in Conservation, Event by Charles Radville

Come to the festival and stop by our booth July 20-21. We have information on progress at the Brownell blueberry patch. Here is a photo of new growth on one of the hundreds of plants.

After pruning typical Mattapoisett Harbor DaysThere is new merchandise, including beach towels and a new design for the kids tee shirts.

Come and learn more about our work to preserve and maintain open space for your enjoyment.

 

Brownell Preserve Blueberry Orchard

Posted April 30th, 2013 in Conservation, News, Recreation by Charles Radville

Video with Gary Johnson, President, showing the progress on the site-work.

Nasketucket Bay Land Conservation Project

Posted April 30th, 2013 in Conservation, News, Recreation by Charles Radville

Check this video and info on the large scale project underway in Fairhaven and Mattapoisett. Land Conservation and recreation opportunities are immense!

http://www.savebuzzardsbay.org/NasketucketBay

 

MLT Blueberry Orchard Clean-up

Posted April 10th, 2013 in Conservation, Event, Recreation by Charles Radville

The Mattapoisett Land Trust acquired the Brownell Preserve in 2011 with the hope that it would one day be able to restore the overgrown blueberry orchard. Private contributions, including a Community Grant from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, provided the funds to enable the MLT to hire professionals who removed the forest cover this winter. Now the MLT needs volunteers to complete the clean-up by collecting the debris that litters the orchard’s rows.

The MLT is inviting everyone interested in helping restore the blueberry orchard to join us at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, for a couple of hours of community service. Volunteers should meet in the parking lot of the Friends Meeting House on Route 6 before proceeding onto the Brownell Preserve. Tools will be provided but gloves and boots are highly recommended. For more information call 774-377-9191 or email info@mattlandtrust.org.  Share a couple hours in service to celebrate Earth Day