MLT plans to honor volunteers

Posted December 28th, 2012 in Conservation, Event, News by Charles Radville

tee back MLT plans to honor volunteersContinuing on its mission to preserve and protect open space for your recreation, exploration and enjoyment, your Mattapoisett Land Trust depends on many resources.

From membership fees to endowments and major donations of land, the all volunteer Board of Directors uses these resources judiciously. From expanding the acres of protected properties to developing new trails and maintaining existing ones we can sometime stretch what is made available.

One of our greatest and most appreciated assets is a band of enthusiastic volunteers.

Scouts from our local troop have cleared and built trails, recreation areas and even bridges.
Members of our community help out in a many ways, from staffing our booth at Harbor Days, to assisting in clean-ups and general maintenance.
It is this background activity, probably invisible to you, that keeps protected lands open and available for your use.

This winter we will be honoring this selfless segment of our organization.
The event will be held at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church hall, 7 Church Street, on Saturday, February 9 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. There will be a nominal fee to cover expenses.

RSVP to with your number of attendees.
Join us as we let these indispensable folks know our deep appreciation for their work. Who knows? You may find inspiration to jump in yourself!

Stock and other donations

Posted November 2nd, 2012 in News by Charles Radville

It’s tax time and you may wish to consider a cash donation or donation of stock to the MLT.

For a good review of the reasons to donate stocks and securities read this article from Kiplinger.

Thanks in advance for supporting the preservation of open space in Mattapoisett.


Fall Heron available

Posted November 2nd, 2012 in News by Charles Radville

The new Heron will be in the mail next week!
If you can’t wait, it’s on our site in a PDF

Founding of the MLT (Video)

Posted November 2nd, 2012 in News by Charles Radville

In these clips from a longer set of interviews, Brad Hathaway and George Mock reminisce about the early days of  the Mattapoisett Land Trust.


Keep America Beautiful Launches National Planting Day

Posted August 20th, 2012 in Conservation, Event, News by Charles Radville

U.S. Department of Agriculture Joins Nonprofit in Issuing Nationwide Call to Plant Native Species on Sept. 8 and throughout the Fall
STAMFORD, Conn. (Aug. 17, 2012) –Keep America Beautiful (KAB), its affiliates and its partners are mobilizing Americans to support local ecosystems by planting native species of trees, shrubs, and plants through a new call to action. The first National Planting Day will take place on Saturday, Sept. 8, and will continue with activities happening through Nov. 30.
National Planting Day celebrates the value and power of native species in restoring ecological balance to the environment, while creating greener, more beautiful communities. Why plant natives? Native species of plants and wildlife are losing ground to suburbanization and fragmented habitats. Yet we know that natives provide the best sources of food and habitat for pollinators and other important wildlife. Native plants are hardy, and require lower maintenance and less water than other ornamentals.
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