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

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in Conservation, Event, Properties 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

Pony Rides at Harbor Days!

Posted July 11th, 2017 in Event by Charles Radville

Mattapoisett Land Trust (MLT) will sponsor pony rides and face painting at
Harbor Days on Saturday July 15th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bowen Stables
from Rochester will bring two ponies and offer rides for children of all ages.
The ponies will carry riders up to 125 pounds, and rides will cost $5 each.
The rides will take place at MLT’s Munro Preserve, next to Shipyard Park
on the west side. Cowboy and cowgirl attire are welcome! The ponies will
not be available on Sunday.
For more information, please email info@mattlandtrust.org.

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Hammond Quarry Walk, Sunday, May 7, 1:00 P.M.

Posted May 2nd, 2017 in 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. 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 to preserve 53 acres surrounding the quarry site. Over 150 town residents have visited the site to date, and Town Meeting on May 8th will consider a small grant of community preservation funds to support this acquisition. 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.

Hammond Quarry Walk, Sunday, April 23rd, 1:00 p.m.

Posted April 18th, 2017 in 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. 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 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.

Earth Day Town Cleanup, Make Mattapoisett Marvelous

Posted April 11th, 2017 in Event by Charles Radville

Spend part of Earth Day cleaning up our town on Saturday, April 22

Disposable gloves and trash bags will be provided.

Bring your own sturdy gloves if you can

Meet at Shipyard Park

9:30-10:00 Check-in/register/assign areas

10:00-1:00 Clean up assigned areas

1:00 Return to Shipyard Park for drinks and food

12:00-2:00 Coloring station

1:00-2:00 Face painting

2:00 Clean-up