Mattapoisett Land Trust Autumn Trail Walk

Posted October 4th, 2013 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

For the past several years, the Land Trust has worked to improve the trail system in the Old Aucoot area of Mattapoisett. The MLT would like to invite the public to explore the trail network through a guided walk on Saturday, October 12, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The walk will begin at the Friends Meeting House on Marion Road (Route 6), proceed through the Brownell and Martocci Preserves, over the Buckley bridge to Grace Pond and then south to Old Slough Road and Angelica Avenue. Transportation will be provided back to the Meeting House for those not wishing to walk back. Refreshments will also be provided.

All interested walkers should meet at the Friends Meeting House at 2:00 pm. Although this is a relatively dry time of year, the MLT suggests that walkers dress appropriately for a walk in a wooded wetland: long sleeves and long pants with waterproof shoes are recommended. For more information call 508-758-7849, or email

Mattapoisett Land Trust Annual Meeting

Posted May 3rd, 2013 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

Join us on Saturday, May 11 at Friends’ Meeting House for a few hours of fun, education and election of new directors.

Starting at 10:00 AM you can hike on the Brownell and Martocci preserves to view recent work to clear the blueberry orchard, and learn more about our expanding trail network.

At 11:30 the ORR Environmental Class will present their findings about Eel Pond.

Bring a main dish or salad to share at our noontime pot-luck lunch. The MLT will provide beverages and dessert.

12:45 will see a new slate of directors elected during a brief meeting.


Mass Division of Fisheries Senior Marine Fisheries Biologist Vin Malkowski will explain what makes this Mattapoisett visitor so unique and what we can do to ensure its future return to our shores!

Volunteer dinner a success!

Posted March 21st, 2013 in Event, News, Uncategorized by Charles Radville

peter2 e1363883608717 225x300 Volunteer dinner a success!In case you had not heard, seen it on our website, checked our Facebook page or received an actual invitation, the MLT held a special event to honor the lifeblood of our entirely volunteer organization. We depend on volunteers for everything from maintaining the properties you visit to making decisions on acquisition of new properties.
Originally the event was scheduled for Saturday, February 9 in Reynard Hall at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. However the arrival of the Great Blizzard of 2013 forced a change to March 9.

Fantastic music was provided by the Mike Bliss Quartet from Old Rochester Regional High School.
A light meal was catered by “On the Go” of Mattapoisett, followed by fabulous blueberry desserts prepared by your Board of Directors.
A little ceremony thanking our volunteers was held and specially designed tee shirts were presented to the volunteers in attendance. If you see somebody wearing one, please give them a hearty thank you for keeping open space available in Mattapoisett! Also, ask them how you can get involved and maybe get this spiffy apparel for yourself.

Special Talk at Mattapoisett Library

Posted March 11th, 2013 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

The Mattapoisett Land Trust along with the Mattapoisett Free Public Library invites you to a special event.

Jennifer Francis, PhD, will be speaking at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30, on her research about extreme weather and the melting Arctic ice cap.

Dr. Francis is a faculty member at Rutgers University in the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences and the Departments of Environmental Sciences and Meteorology.

She lives in Marion and is on the Board of Directors of the Sippican Lands Trust.

Join us for what promises to be a fascinating and educational session.

Geocache placed in Dunseith Gardens

Posted March 5th, 2013 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

A geocache has been placed in Salty’s park!

For more on geocaches and how to find Salty’s:


Have fun!