Salty’s Soiree is coming up!

Posted September 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

Salty’s Silvery Moon Soiree is coming up on October 24. The time is 5:30 to 8:00 at Dunseith Gardens (where Salty lives, North Street and Route 6). You’ll have park off site, so bring a flashlight. This year we’ll have storyteller Toby Dills for your entertainment. We’ll also have (as always) the fixin’s for s’mores and cider to wash them down. Open to all!

MLT at Harbor Days

Posted July 16th, 2015 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

This weekend, July 18 and 19, is Mattapoisett Harbor Days in Shipyard Park.
While you are there, we invite you to our booth, under the big shady tree by the Harbor Master’s office on the west side of the park.
Learn about our mission and the properties we preserve for your use. Pick up maps showing trails for walking, bicycling and horseback riding.
Browse our popular merchandise including tee shirts, hats, beach towels and tumblers for your favorite beverage.
See the restored Munro Preserve on the waterfront.
Talk to us about a multitude of opportunities to volunteer.
We hope to see you there!

Seals and sea turtles presentation at annual meeting

Posted May 20th, 2015 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

The Mattapoisett Land Trust invites the public to join its members and friends on Saturday, May 30for a presentation by Kathy Zagzebski, President and Executive Director of the National Marine Life Center in Buzzards Bay. In the middle of the spring’s seal pup “shower”, Ms. Zagzebski will describe the work of the center in saving abandoned seal pups and how volunteers can help in that work. She’ll also describe how the center assisted with last fall’s “Kempocalypse” when hundreds for Kemp’s ridley turtles were rescued from the shores of Cape Cod. Learn how you can help with this national effort having a local flavor. The lecture will take place at the Friends’ Meeting House on Marion Road (Route 6) in Mattapoisett beginning at 1:00 pm. The presentation is part to the Land Trust’s annual meeting and will follow a pot-luck lunch at noon to which the public is also invited. For more information about the presentation, contact the Mattapoisett Land Trust at info@mattlandtrust.org or leave a message at 774-377-9191

Volunteer opportunity! Saturday May 9th

Posted May 8th, 2015 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

Come to OIde Field Farm in Rochester on Saturday May 9th. Starting at 9AM we will have a joint cleanup of this beautiful preserve. The Rochester Land Trust is taking over stewardship of this land (with the MLT helping out from time to time). Olde Field Farm is on New Bedford Road. Take North street to Rochester. It becomes Mattapoisett Road and ends at New Bedford Road. Go left and you will find it on the left as you head toward Accushnet.

Vernal pool certification at Olde Field Farm

Posted April 22nd, 2015 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

We had about 15 participants and we found a couple of hundred wood frog egg masses but also several salamander eggs masses (pictured) some of which we believe to be blue-spotted salamanders. We didn’t find many invertebrates, probably because the long winter has kept the water very cold.

Anyone interested in visiting another pool to see how it is progressing can join us on a visit to Grace Pond this Saturday at 2:00. We’ll meet in the parking area near the end of Bowman Road.

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