Harbor Days 2017 this weekend

Posted July 11th, 2017 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

Don’t forget Mattapoisett Harbor Days this weekend, July 15-16. Visit our booth under the big tree by the parking lot at Shipyard Park. Learn more about our mission, and our preserves new and old. Get maps of our trail systems. Check out MLT gear and merchandise and support us in our continued activities to preserve and protect land for your enjoyment.

The Garden Groomers Are Back!

Posted June 11th, 2017 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

Do you enjoy sunshine, salt air and harbor views? If so, please join the
Mattapoisett Land Trust’s Garden Groomers! We meet at Munro Preserve
(just west of the Town Wharves) at 8 a.m. each Tuesday morning to pull
weeds and do light garden maintenance, while enjoying the sunshine and a
cup of coffee. Join us on any Tuesday morning, or email us at

MLT 2017 Annual Meeting

Posted April 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

Mattapoisett Land Trust
44th Annual Meeting Announcement
Saving the Eastern Box Turtle
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Walk to the Woodcock Preserve Vernal Pool
Join us at the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s new parking area on Long Plain Road and explore the new
trail connecting to MLT’s Woodcock Preserve with its large vernal pool. We’ll stop to explore
salamander and frog eggs and lots of spring activity at the vernal pool, then continue on to a
large grove of fallen beech trees.
11:45 a.m.
Student presentation at the Mattapoisett Friends’ Meeting House
The ORR students will once again describe their experiences water testing in Eel Pond,
one of our educational investments at work.
12:15 p.m.
Potluck Lunch at the Mattapoisett Friends’ Meeting House
Bring a main dish or salad to share. The MLT will provide beverages and dessert.
1:00 p.m.
Annual Meeting of the MLT at the Mattapoisett Friends’ Meeting House
Annual reports and the election of the board of directors; vote on revision to bylaws
1:30 p.m.
Saving the Eastern Box Turtle
Marla Isaac from the New England Reptile and Raptor Center will
return to MLT to introduce us to Eastern box turtles, and show
us live turtles. These local reptiles are found throughout
Mattapoisett but are on the state’s list of “species of critical
Come meet the turtles, and celebrate the natural world with MLT!
We preserve land to enrich the quality of life for present and future generations of
Mattapoisett residents and visitors.

April 6th, Buzzards Bay Coalition Land Stewardship Forum

Posted April 3rd, 2017 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

Thursday April 6th, 9 a.m. to 12 noon,  Buzzards Bay Coalition Land Stewardship Forum, New Bedford

 Guest Speakers:

Theresa Sprague:Owner of BlueFlax Design- Fine Landscape Design with Nature in Mind

Using Grasslands to Manage Invasive Species

Sara Quintal:Restoration Ecologist, Buzzards Bay Coalition

Shrub Land Restoration at Burgess Point


 Philip Benjamin & Tom Farrell: State Licensed Foresters

Introduction to the Forester for the Birds Program


Round-Table Discussion:

Topic TBD

 Come join us in a morning of networking and discussion of stewardship challenges, solutions and strategieswith people who are directly involved in stewardship of conservation lands in Southeastern Massachusetts. The Forum is free.


Buzzards Bay Center,  114 Front Street,  New Bedford, MA 02740

BBC/Southcoast Health Sunday Stroll, Munn Preserve

Posted March 30th, 2017 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

Sunday April 2nd, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., get outside and take a Sunday Stroll with the Buzzards Bay Coalition and Southcoast Health on the trail at the  Mattapoisett Land Trust’s Munn Preserve in Mattapoisett. Sunday Strolls are led by a Southcoast Health medical professional and a Buzzards Bay Coalition outdoor educator. During these mid-morning walks, held one Sunday each month, you’ll get some fresh air and exercise while learning how to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle and explore the outdoors.

The Munn Preserve is at the end of Mattapoisett Neck Road before the stone gates to Antassawamock.