What’s the 411 on the 591?

Posted July 14th, 2010 in News by Charles Radville

whats591right half What’s the 411 on the 591?The number of acres currently owned in fee (that is, owned outright) by the Mattapoisett Land Trust, all of which is open to public access. This number includes the 80-acre Oldfield Farm property lying along the Mattapoisett River in Rochester that was donated to the MLT before the Rochester Land Trust existed. It includes properties as small as .08 acres on the corner of Route 6 and North Street where the Lions Club/MLT events sign stands and as large as the 107-acre Walega-Livingstone Preserve on Brandt Island Cove. It consists of 67 individual parcels of land of which the first to be acquired by the MLT was a .39 acre parcel at the end of Brierpatch Lane in 1974.

The number does not include the 64-acre Field Farm which the MLT has protected through a conservation restriction (CR).

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We’ve protected some important properties but there is much more we can do. Please give us your support and watch the number grow.

Harbor Days! Visit the Land Trust Booth!

Posted July 13th, 2010 in News by Charles Radville

Mattapoisett Harbor Days are this weekend, July 17 and 18. Come over to our booth, which is located on the west side of Shipyard Park by the parking lot, and learn about all of the exciting projects underway and programs that we offer.

Also, make sure you check out our cool new t-shirts!

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Find out more at the booth!

Owls of the World after MLT Annual Meeting (June 5, 2010)

Posted May 31st, 2010 in News by petermello

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Join naturalist Marcia Wilson and photographer Mark Wilson after the Mattapoisett Land Trust’s 2010 Annual Meeting (at the Friends Meeting House, Route 6, Mattapoisett) as they share their passion for owls and introduce you to owls of New England and beyond. Explore the world of owls with two talented naturalists and six lovely owls in this fun and educational interactive program.

Everyone is treated to a hooting lesson, as well as tips on how to attract and protect owls near you.

More information about the Wilson’s can be found at their Eyes of Owls website.

Blanche B. Perry Scholarship Announcement

Posted February 18th, 2010 in News by petermello

Mattapoisett Land Trust seeks applicants for its first $1,000.00 “Blanche B.Perry Scholarship Award”, which will be awarded to a Mattapoisett high school senior graduating by June 2010, from secondary school pursuing an education in environmental studies or a related field.

The scholarship is made available through the Edith Glick Shoolman Fund, a bequest left to provide support for children in the community. The scholarship is consistent with the MLT mission of preserving land in order to enrich the quality of life for present and future generations of Mattapoisett residents and visitors and of furthering environmental education in the community. Continue Reading »