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!


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  Share a couple hours in service to celebrate Earth Day

Vernal pool certification

Posted March 29th, 2013 in Conservation, Event, Recreation by Charles Radville

Wed, April 3, 7 pm Mattapoisett Library

Wetland Scientist Elizabeth Leidhold will give a slide presentation
on vernal pools at the Mattapoisett Library in preparation for
certification field trip on April 6

Sat. April 6, 9 am. Woodcock Preserve, Long Plain rd.

Join wetland scientist Elizabeth Leidhold for a fascinating hands on
experience in the field. Learn about the springtime breeding place
of wood frogs, salamanders and more!woodcock Vernal pool certification

Winter Greens Hike at Nasketucket Bay State Reservation

Posted January 13th, 2013 in Conservation, Event, News, Recreation by Charles Radville

Hike along the wooded trails of Nasketucket Bay State Reservation (MAP) on Sunday, January 20th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. This is a fun and frosty trek exploring our winter trees, shrubs, and groundcover. Hike through the forest, near wetlands, and along a field to learn about Nasketucket Bay State Reservation’s winter greens. Meet at the gravel parking lot on Brandt Beach Road. For adults and children 8+. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy winter footwear. Weather and ground conditions will determine route. Rain, snow, or icy trails will cancel. Call (508) 866-2580 x162 for more information and for weather cancellation. For park information and directions, visit
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), an agency of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, oversees 450,000 acres of parks and forests, beaches, bike trails, watersheds, dams, and parkways. Led by Commissioner Edward M. Lambert Jr., the agency’s mission is to protect, promote, and enhance our common wealth of natural, cultural, and recreational resources. To learn more about DCR, our facilities, and our programs, please visit
Amy Wilmot
Regional Interpretive Coordinator
Department of Conservation & Recreation
Southeast Region Headquarters
194 Cranberry Road, PO Box 66, S. Carver, MA 02366
Office: 508.866.2580 x126 Cell: 508.272.9376 Fax: 508.866.7736