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

Seaside Scavenger Hunt

Posted January 18th, 2016 in Event by Charles Radville

Join us for the first Annual Seaside Scavenger Hunt with maps, clues, and prizes for free! On Thursday, February 18th from 1-3PM. Teams will search for clues and treasures on the property of the Mattapoisett Historical Society, the Mattapoisett Land Trust Munro property, Shipyard Park and the Library. Learn about Mattapoisett history and nature on this fun adventure. This event starts and ends at the Mattapoisett Historical Society 5 Church St. Mattapoisett, MA. Be cool, be creative, and celebrate the seaside. There will be refreshments available.

The deadline for sign up is February 16, 2016, please call 508-758-2844 or email Mattapoisett.museum@verizon.net

Parental supervision is required for children under the age of eight. Participants will cross streets.

 

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Vernal pool talk on April 14

Posted April 9th, 2015 in Event by Charles Radville

Vernal  pools are usually temporary pools that fill with snowmelt and spring run-off, and then dry sometime during the summer.
Take a look at some of the animals, such as wood frogs, spotted and blue spotted salamanders, and fairy shrimp that rely on vernal pools to survive during a slide show to be hosted by the Mattapoisett Land Trust at the Mattapoisett Library on Tuesday, April 14th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.