The Attleboro Land Trust is a non-profit organization that is dedicated
to keeping Attleboro green.
|Lands under our protection as of July 24, 2015: 372 acres
owned; 198 acres restricted; 570 acres total.
Join us! Support us!
Membership dues of $25 or donations in any
amount may be made online to the Attleboro Land Trust at PayPal.
||Other ways to get involved are by
Site Stewards Wanted
A site steward is a volunteer who "adopts" one of the Attleboro Land
Trust nature preserves, individually or with a group, such as a group of
neighbors, church group, youth group, or fraternal organization.
Duties of a site steward:
- Walk the property on a regular basis
- Pick up litter
- Report vandalism
- Help with routine trail maintenance
- Assist with special projects
If you are interested, contact us.
Cache Us If You Can!
Geocaching is a great way to get acquainted with
conservation lands under the protection of the Attleboro Land Trust.
It's a game anyone can play. All you need is a
GPS-enabled cell phone or tablet. Choose your destination online, enter
the coordinates into your device, and hunt until you find your hidden
treasure. Open the geocache container to find a logbook to be signed and
perhaps trinkets to be traded. When you are done, seal the container and
leave it where you found it for the next treasure hunter.
The Land Trust and the
Attleboro Public Library
celebrated Earth Day on Saturday April 23 by teaching 50 participants the
skills necessary for geocaching. Parents and their children spent 90
fun-filled minutes walking the beautiful trails at the
Colman Reservation--finding Earth Day
treasures as well as official geocaches along the way.
|This map on the
website shows five geocaches that are located on the Colman
||The treasure hunters in this photo have just
located a geocache hidden in a holly tree. ALT president Ted Leach
was there to help guide them to their next discovery.
Help Us Save 60 Acres of Fields,
Forest, and Wetlands in Attleboro! Your support is critical!
Lower field on Richardson land
We are now conducting a public fundraising campaign to acquire
this beautiful property on Wilmarth Street.
Located on Wilmarth and Smith Streets in the
Chartley Brook watershed
To be named for Roger and Deborah Richardson, in
whose memory a valuable portion of the land will be donated
Thanks to a very generous offer from the Richardson
family, the Attleboro Land Trust has an opportunity to acquire this
60-acre tract, worth over one million dollars, for less than half of its market
We have been awarded a Conservation Partnership
matching grant of $85,000 from the Massachusetts Executive Office of
Energy and Environmental Affairs.
We have received one very significant grant and are
applying to other foundations to help support this project.
We are conducting a fundraising campaign to seek
support from local businesses, private donors, members, and friends
in order to realize our goal by June, 2016.
How You Can Help
Use the Donate button in the upper left corner
of this web page.
or, mail a check to:
Attleboro Land Trust
P.O. Box 453
Attleboro, MA 02703
The Richardson land
presents a compelling conservation opportunity.
It has a diverse
mix of habitats, including upland woods, fields, streams, marshes,
swamp, and vernal pools, which is excellent for supporting a variety
It includes a reach
of Chartley Brook with beautiful associated wetlands; this watershed
has long been a city priority for protection.
It is an ideal
outdoor classroom, and we foresee it being used by the Land Trust,
schools, and others such as Mass Audubon for environmental education
It is adjacent to
more undeveloped land, with the potential for protecting additional
acreage in the future, thereby increasing the variety of species
that can be sustained.
The fields and
woods will provide hiking trails and other needed passive recreation
opportunities for city residents.
century Joseph Barrows house, which may be the oldest home in
Attleboro, will be secured for possible future use, and provides a
focal point for interpretation of the history of the land and the
The fields are
ranked as prime farmland or farmland of statewide importance, and
they offer opportunities for commercial haying and community
Joseph Barrows house
Trail maps for our properties
Mass Audubon Statewide Volunteer Day
Saturday, April 30 - 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
For more information and to register, contact
Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary in Attleboro.
City of Attleboro Ten Mile River Clean-Up
Saturday, May 21 - 8:00 am - 11:00 am
This event is being coordinated by City of Attleboro
Conservation Agent Tara Martin 508-223-2222 x3145. Meet at the
corner of Riverbank Road and Mechanic Street. Wear work gloves
and rubber boots if you have them. From this meeting point,
work parties will be assigned to locations up and down the Ten Mile
2015 Corporate and Foundation Sponsors
Attleboro Arts Museum
Lewis & Sullivan, P.C.
Casey Law Offices
Gilmore Insurance Agency
Plymouth Rock Foundation
Briggs Garden & Home Center
Leach & Garner
Precision Engineered Products, Inc.
Colonel Blackington Inn
Rotary Club of Attleboro
Case Snow Management
U.S. Solar Works
Check out these links for more local green events and activities...
Attleboro Area Community Garden
Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary
Attleboro Springs Wildlife Sanctuary