Big Read Event: Poetry Scavenger Hunt to be held Oct. 9th

Big Read Event: Poetry Scavenger Hunt

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The Attleboro Land Trust is excited to host a poem scavenger hunt! This event presents an opportunity to explore a local beautiful wooded nature preserve while contemplating the nature-centered words of US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.  Arrive any time from 10 to 12:30.  The self-guided scavenger hunt is estimated to take 45 minutes. The event is free and open to the public and will be held rain or shine. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The featured poem for the event is “Beyond” from Harjo’s book An American Sunrise: Poems.

This event will take place at the Deborah and Roger Richardson Nature Preserve. (577B Wilmarth Street, Attleboro MA.)

Participants must register using the following link: EventKeeper – Popup Event

15th Annual River Clean-Up to be held September 25th.

Please join us in supporting the Ten Mile River cleanup on September 25th. (8am -11am)

(Information below from the Sun Chronicle Article)

Members of the general public, conservation commissioners, Attleboro Land Trust members and other local groups will work alongside elected officials including Mayor Paul Heroux and members of the council.

Volunteers can sign up on the day of the event at a tent in the Community Gardens on Riverbank Road.

The GPS address is 37 Hayward St., Attleboro.

Some supplies will be available, although anyone wanting to be a “River Rat” should bring their own waders or wetsuit.

Families and children are welcome to collect trash along the river walkways.

Free refreshments will be supplied by Dunkin’.

Sponsors are Heroux, the land trust, conservation commission, Dunkin’ and Friends of the Ten Mile River.

For more information contact Nick Wyllie at 508-223-2222, ext. 3145.

Announcing Hike Attleboro Day

The City of Attleboro, Attleboro Land Trust and Mass Audubon invite you to celebrate the City’s green spaces, public trails and special places on Saturday, July 17th at the first annual Hike Attleboro Day celebration. This fun and free community event is open to all, and encourages residents of all ages and abilities to get outdoors to explore and enjoy Attleboro’s miles of available trails. The Deborah and Roger Richardson Preserve, located at 577B Wilmarth Street, will serve as the event’s home base from 9am to 3pm and will offer a variety of Hike Attleboro community, wellness and conservation partner displays and activities for all to enjoy.

Event details can be found online at www.hikeattleboro.org and include a fun Selfie Scavenger Hunt, with points of interest that encourage participants to walk a variety of trails and post their selfies on social media using the #hikeattleboroday hashtag. Rain date for the event is Sunday, July 18th.

Selfie Scavenger Hunt Locations Revealed!

Visit: Hike Attleboro Day Selfie Scavenger Hunt – HIKE ATTLEBORO

Stop & Shop community bag program participation resumes in November

The Attleboro land trust would like to thank Stop and Shop and all those who purchased a reusable bag in September.  To date the program has donated $178 to the Land Trust.

We are please to announce that we have been chosen again as a participant to the program in the month of November.

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 November. The Land Trust will receive a $1 donation every time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at this location during November.

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

 

Introduction to Geocaching on Nov 2nd

There will be an “Introduction to Geocaching” walk on Saturday, November 2, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Rain or Shine at the Deborah and Roger Richardson Nature Preserve on Wilmarth Street in Attleboro. Attendees will find real geocaches along with some SWAG (Stuff We All Get) that they can keep. Snacks provided by the Attleboro Land Trust will be available after the event.

 

Sign up at the Attleboro Public Library to attend.

Hike Attleboro Kickoff Event on October 22nd

We invite you to join us on Tuesday, October 22nd, at Murray Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 N Main Street, for the kick-off of a new initiative of the Attleboro Land Trust, the City of Attleboro and Mass Audubon.

Hike Attleboro is a program to link all the open spaces in Attleboro through a network of walking trails connecting city parks with rolling meadows and peaceful woodland paths.

Don Burn, founder of the highly successful “Charm Bracelet” trail system in Westborough Massachusetts will deliver the keynote. A featured speaker for MassTrails, Don will share his experience of building a trail network suited for all types of hikers that today extends 28 miles, connecting every neighborhood in Westborough.

He will share his insights on the significant community impact of urban walkable trails and the best ways to preserve them.

The evening will start with a Welcome Social from 7 - 7:30 pm.

The formal presentations will start at 7:30.

 

 

Fairy House Exhibit During Big Read Event on October 5

 Make a Port side Fairy House For the Attleboro Land Trust Big Read Fairy House Exhibit

Saturday, October 5

Deborah and Roger Richardson Nature Preserve

577B Wilmarth Street

 

In keeping with this year’s Big Read selection, In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick, you are invited to create and exhibit a “portside” fairy house. The whalers visited many island ports on their whaling expeditions out of New Bedford and Nantucket, Massachusetts. They found colorful houses with flat grass and bamboo roofs. Your fairy house may need a fishing dock with bright flags and of course shells! Whatever you can you gather at the beach will be great materials for your house. It’s up to you to add an island flair!

Create a fairy house on your own and bring it to the Preserve for set up and display at 9:00 am. Or come and enjoy the one day exhibit from 10:00 am through 12:00 noon. Either way you will have a chance to make and take a fairy garden at the event.

Fairy houses will be exhibited at the creator’s own risk and be removed at the end of the 1 day, 2 hour exhibit or left in the woods for the fairies and removed when needed by the land trust.

Register at attleborolibrary.org

You may want to make and bring a stand for your house so it isn’t sitting on the ground and hard for viewers to see.

 

Current Volunteer Requests

  1. Help us fill wet spots in the existing trails at the Nickerson Preserve
  2. Volunteers needed to mark our boundaries and post trail signs
  3. Helpers with graphics and editing skills needed for publicity
  4. Bookkeeper/accounting

We are an ALL-Volunteer operation.  Please contact Roy Belcher (serenade_w4@yahoo.com) if interested in learning more about volunteering.

 

 

Community Garden Registration Sessions Scheduled

Dates have been set for the Attleboro Community Garden 2019 Season Registration Sessions.

If interested, please join us for one of our sessions which will take place at the Attleboro Library.

  • Saturday, February 9, 10:30 to noon
  • Wednesday, February 13, 6 to 8
  • Saturday, February 16, 10 to noon
  • Monday, March 11, 6:30 pm – includes a Seed Starting Workshop

Please note:

  •  All new and returning gardeners must attend one of the registration and orientation sessions in person.
  • There will be a 20 minute Orientation at each of the session
  • The plot fee for 2019 is $25
  • New gardeners will be placed on a wait list on a first come basis
  •  If inclement weather causes library to be closed, registration session will be cancelled.
  • March 2nd Session including a workshop on seed starting rescheduled to March 11

For more information, contact Juliet Teixeira, texjade@yahoo.com, 508-222-2569 or visit the Attleboro Community Garden’s Facebook page.