The Attleboro Land Trust is again hosting an event for families as part of the annual Big Read program of the Attleboro Public Library. This year, the entire community is reading the book Circe by Madeline Miller. The event will be a Scavenger Hunt to find hidden gods and goddesses from the book using the free Goose Chase EDU smartphone app. The event will be held from October 9 through October 18, from dawn to dusk, at a location to be determined.
The location of this event was originally going to be the Deborah and Roger Richardson Nature Preserve. However, we may have to change the location to another one of our preserves because of a conflict with construction at the main entrance to the Richardson Preserve. Check this website for final word on where the Scavenger Hunt event will be held.
To register, go to attleboros1abc.org , then click on Events to receive instructions and a link to download the free Goose Chase app.
Purchase a reusable Community Bag from the Stop & Shop located at 251 Washington Street, Attleboro, and a portion of that purchase will support the land trust.
The Attleboro Land Trust has been selected as a beneficiary of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program for the month of September. The Land Trust will receive a $1 donation every time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at this location during September.
The Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, which launched in May 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work. The Attleboro Land Trust was selected as the September beneficiary of the program by store leadership at the Stop & Shop located at 251 Washington Street, Attleboro MA.
For more information on the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, visit stopandshop.bags4mycause.com
Lands under our protection as of June 30, 2018: 492 acres owned; 200 acres restricted; 692 acres total.
As of March 24, 2020
Attleboro Land Trust properties remain open (during daylight hours) for the time being.
Please comply with local, state, and federal emergency orders.
Please follow guidelines recommended by government health agencies.
When visiting our properties:
- Maintain a 6-foot distance between yourself and other people on trails, boardwalks, and at parking lots.
- Be generous in yielding the right of way to others, if you can safely do so.
- On loop trails, follow the arrows.
- Do not step onto a boardwalk if someone is already on the boardwalk coming toward you.
- Treat all with extra courtesy and respect.
- Leash your dog, use a doggie bag, and take it home with you.
- Remember to take precautions for ticks.
For extra comfort on the trail, download and print a trail map before you leave home.
Click below to read our monthly electronic newsletter, intended for distribution over social media, that includes news of what is happening at our conservation properties, as well as general conservation topics. There are also 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 is also 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.
Contact us if you would like to subscribe to the email version of this newsletter.
Membership dues ($25 individual, $50 household) or donations in any amount may be made online to the Attleboro Land Trust here: