Sensata Team Makes a Difference at Richardson Preserve

A team of Sensata employees returned to the Richardson Preserve on May 23 to install 270 linear feet of split-rail fencing.  This completes a boundary fencing project begun by the ...
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Thoreau’s Journals Provide a Wealth of Data for Climate Scientists

Spring is coming earlier than it did in the  nineteenth century, a scientific study has found.  One of the indicators of spring is the blossoming of trees and flowers.  Author, ...
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Seasonal Changes Bring Colorful Displays to the Richardson Preserve

Each week brings changes to the Richardson Preserve, some from native plants that are flowering, others from plants cultivated by Deborah Richardson when she lived ...
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Landscaping with Native Plants

Grow Native Massachusetts, based in Waltham, is a great resource for anyone interested in gardening and landscaping with native plants.  They hold an evening lecture ...
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Welcome to our new upgraded website!  Have a look around.  More content will be added in the days and weeks ahead.

Lands under our protection as of June 30, 2018: 492 acres owned; 200 acres restricted; 692 acres total.

News About Your Land Trust and More

Click the links below to read the first and second editions of a monthly electronic newsletter, intended for distribution over social media, that will include news of what is happening at our conservation properties, as well as general conservation topics. There will also be articles on Attleboro history, with a focus on the Barrows Farm (now the Richardson Preserve) and what seasonal tasks the Barrows family might have been working on as they derived their living from this land 300 years ago. News of the Attleboro Community Garden will also be a regular feature.
This publication is being produced by the Education and Outreach Committee of the Attleboro Land Trust, local volunteers, and some of the classes at Attleboro High School.

ALT Newsletter – June 2019.pdf

ALT Newsletter – May 2019.pdf

Contact us if you would like to subscribe to the email version of this newsletter.

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Barrows House Offers View Into Attleboro History

Bill Lewis got involved with the Deborah and Roger Richardson Preserve through serving as a site steward along with other members of the Attleboro Geocachers Alliance.  After helping to repair the exterior of the Barrows House, his passion for history led him to dig deep into historical records for the property and the family that lived there for more than two centuries.  Drawing on these records, as well as a general knowledge of how colonists were able to survive and prosper using the technology of the times, Bill has developed a detailed history of the Barrows House and farm.

He shared this story at a meeting of the Attleboro Historic Preservation Society on March 21.  For a short interview with Bill, check out this YouTube clip by our local cable company, DoubleACS:

Barrows House Video

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Upcoming Events

Jun
22
Sat
10:00 am 2019 Garden Party @ Attleboro Community Garden
2019 Garden Party @ Attleboro Community Garden
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Annual Garden Party with a workshop(s) in the morning and a potluck lunch at noon. Stay tuned for more event details

Membership dues of $25 or donations in any amount may be made online to the Attleboro Land Trust here: