A Day of Celebration

June 9th at the Deborah and Roger Richardson Nature Preserve was a day for education, recreation, and celebration as more than 200 visitors participated in walks, talks, games, geocaching, and expressing appreciation to those who made it all possible. Following acquisition of the property in June, 2016, the event was two years in the making.  New trails have been marked and boardwalks have been installed.  Signage has been put up to recognize and thank the major donors.  Interpretive panels describe the site’s history, flora, and fauna.  A new split rail fence marks the west edge of the property.  The 18th ...
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Richardson Boardwalks Completed

Thank you, Sensata Team, for volunteering your skills and energies over two days of hard work to build three new boardwalks at the Richardson Preserve on October 12 and 19. Your efforts will enable us to open new trails that will be enjoyed by the public for years to come. Sensata team constructs boardwalk at Richardson Preserve Image credit: C Adler Boardwalk construction in progress Image credit: C Adler ...
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Another Milestone Accomplished at Richardson Preserve

Many hands combined to help the Attleboro Land Trust complete a new split rail fence on the Richardson Preserve just in time for the Opening Celebration on June 9. With the support of Sensata Technologies of Attleboro, four Sensata employees managed to complete the installation of more than 400 feet of split rail fencing along the western boundary of the property on May 31.  This is yet another outstanding accomplishment in an ongoing partnership with Sensata. Local businesses National Fence of Attleboro and Norton Equipment Rental were generous in their support of the project.  The Attleboro Conservation Commission provided funds ...
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A New Gift of Land

On June 29, the Attleboro Land Trust received 36 acres of conservation land as a gift from Donald DesVergnes, Roger G. DesVergnes, and Marette & Sons, Inc. The land, to be named the DesVergnes Family Nature Preserve, is in two parcels located east of Lindsey Street. The larger of the two parcels (26 acres) has frontage on Lindsey Street and consists of undeveloped land between residential areas on Roadway A, Roadway B, and Colt’s Way. The smaller parcel (10 acres) lies between a residential area on Kennedy Drive and the Mansfield line. A utility easement allows power lines to cross ...
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Lands under our protection as of June 29, 2017: 490 acres owned; 200 acres restricted; 690 acres total.

Thanks, everyone!

We have called on our pool of volunteers many times over the past year and they have come through every time, whether it involves stuffing envelopes, pruning trails, or doing some pretty heavy lifting.  We can always use more volunteers, so if you are not already in our volunteer pool, please send us your email address and we will add you to the list. Roy Belcher, Russ Pray, Bob Martin, Ken Drucker, Jeff Lundgren, and Phil Boucher Image credit: C Adler Dick Cheyne, Jeff Lundgren, Bill Lewis, Ken Drucker, and Russ Pray installing a signpost at the Richardson Preserve, December ...
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Community Garden News Update

The Attleboro Community Garden, now in its 20th year, opened on April 7th. Although it was a cold and dreary day, about 30 gardeners took part in opening day activities that included cleaning the grounds and adding soil and compost to garden plots.  During the morning, gardeners also accepted a rest area and kiosk which were planned and built by Eagle Scout candidate Cameron Griswold. Even with the unseasonably cool Spring, the Garden is starting to come to life.  On May 2, Attleboro Girl Scout Troop 4984 stopped by the Garden and gave gardeners garden buckets.  The Girl Scout troop ...
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Community Gardeners Look Ahead After Productive Season

The Attleboro Area Community Garden continues to be a hidden gem in Attleboro. All 62 plots, including 8 accessible plots, were leased out by the Garden Opening Day in early April. On June 28th, over 30 giggling adults and children helped release 9,000 ladybugs into the Garden. The educational and fun event was sponsored and presented by Bloom Gardening for Good. Gardeners and their families and friends learned about good bugs and bad bugs – ladybugs help keep the aphid population down. Despite a late start to the growing season due to cool and wet weather during the spring, the ...
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Upcoming Events

Jul
28
Sat
4:00 pm SE Mass Geocachers Meet & Greet @ Deborah and Roger Richardson Nature Preserve
SE Mass Geocachers Meet & Greet @ Deborah and Roger Richardson Nature Preserve
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for some Summer Fun! Take a walk around this wonderful Nature Preserve. Meet up with friends. Find a few caches – quite a few Up to 10 smiley’s will be available: 3 Earthcaches, 2 mysteries and 5 traditional caches plus 1 Augmented Reality cache loosely associated with the property. Please park in the[...]
Oct
13
Sat
10:00 am Fairy House Exhibit @ Deborah and Roger Richardson Nature Preserve
Fairy House Exhibit @ Deborah and Roger Richardson Nature Preserve
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
As part of the City’s Big Read Event, (This year’s book is Five Skies.) we’re having a Fairy House Exhibit! On Saturday October 13 we are inviting you to bring your own created fairy house for display. You, and other exhibitors will set up your houses between 9:00am and 10:00am. The exhibit itself, open to[...]

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