Calendar

Oct
22
Tue
Land Trust Community Event – Hike Attleboro @ Murray Unitarian Universalist Church
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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. A program to link all the open spaces in Attleboro through a network of walkable 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.

Oct
26
Sat
Fall Clean-up @ Colman Reservation
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Attleboro Land Trust will hold a fall clean-up on Saturday, October 26, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Volunteers are needed to prune trails and help with other tasks.  Meet at the Colman Reservation parking lot, 186 Steere Street.
Some pruning tools and work gloves will be available, but if you have your own, bring them.  Volunteers with chain saws are invited to help clear some trees that are blocking trails in Vaughan Memorial Forest.  Volunteers with weed whackers can help widen sections of trails that have become overgrown.
Extra wheelbarrows, shovels, and rakes would be handy for spreading woodchips on portions of the trails.
For more information, email attleborolandtrust@gmail.com.  Cancellations due to rain will be announced on this website.

Oct
29
Tue
Community Dialogue on Energy and Environment – Town Hall Meeting @ Murray Unitarian Universalist Church
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WHERE:  Murray Unitarian Universalist Church  505 N. Main St., Attleboro

WHEN:  Oct 29th, 7:00 pm

WHO:  Representative Jim Hawkins, Senator Paul Feeney and Senator Rebecca Rausch

CO-SPONSOR:  Environmental League of Massachusetts

 

Nov
2
Sat
Event – Geocaching 101 for Kids @ Deborah and Roger Richardson Preserve
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Imagine looking for Treasure near the Pyramids in Egypt, or on Safari in Africa.  Maybe, you will look while wandering around the Castles of Europe, or the Amazon Basin in South America.  There is Treasure in the Outback of Australia, too.  You could search these distant lands, and there are Treasures hidden there, but you do not have to go so far!  You can go on the World’s Largest Treasure Hunt, also known as Geocaching, right here in Attleboro!  There are almost 100 Treasure sites right here and over 3 million around the world.  Join over 7 million Geocachers who search for these treasures.  Scouts can earn Badges for Geocaching, too.  And it is free!

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.

Nov
19
Tue
Board of Directors Meeting
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
23
Sat
Work Party to Remove Invasive Plants @ Larson Woodland
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Attleboro Land Trust needs volunteers to help at a work party from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 23, at Larson Woodland, on the corner of Watson Avenue and Riverbank Road, across the street from Willett School.

This work party will launch a project to remove invasive plant species from Larson Woodland, in order to prevent the loss of native species.  Some tools and work gloves will be available, but if you have your own, please bring them.  Helpful tools include loppers, hand pruners, saws, rakes, shovels, tarps, and wheelbarrows.

Rain date:  Sat. Dec. 7.  Weather cancellations will be announced on this website.

This work party is the first of several that will be held over the next year to complete this project.  If you are interested in helping with this project, please let us know.

Dec
7
Sat
Leaf raking event is cancelled @ Larson Woodland
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE SNOW ON THE GROUND

Volunteers are needed at Larson Woodland to rake leaves which are piling up along the street. We will meet at 10:00 am on Riverbank Road, across the street from Willett School.

The necessary tools are rakes and tarps. We will have some, but if you have your own, please bring them.

The rain date of Sunday, December 8, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm is also cancelled.