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 the parcel. Future plans for the property include walking trails on the larger parcel off Lindsey Street. We are grateful to the DesVergnes family for this generous gift, which brings the total acreage protected by the Attleboro Land Trust in the city to 690 acres (490 owned and 200 under conservation restrictions which we hold).
Attleboro Land Trust members at the 2011 Annual Meeting, held at the Attleboro Arts Museum.
“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” –attributed to Chief Seattle
Land donor Martha Nickerson at the dedication of the Nickerson Walking Woods Preserve in 2003.
At a dedication ceremony in 1999, Congressman Jim McGovern thanked Ray and Muriel Larson for their gift of land.