In Memory of Martha Nickerson
It is with sadness that we mourn the death of benefactor
Martha Nickerson, who died on February 23, 2011. Martha was a school teacher and school
librarian in Attleboro for many years, and before that she served her
country and saw the world by working
as a teacher on American military bases abroad. She taught in France,
England, the Netherlands, Turkey, Japan, and Morocco.
Martha was raised on a dairy farm on Richardson Avenue and she donated
48 acres of that land to the Attleboro Land Trust in 2001. The Nickerson
Walking Woods Preserve will be forever preserved and will feature
walking trails for the public. The land trust is currently designing a
loop trail with boardwalks and a small parking area on the site.
In this photo, taken at the law office of Jim Lewis, Martha reviews a
plan showing her gift of land, following the signing of a conservation
restriction on January 16, 2003. Standing from left to right are Larry
St. Pierre (ALT Board Member), Dan Goulet (Ten Mile River Watershed
Alliance), Geoff Gaunt (former president of the ALT), Jackie Cabral
(former ALT Board Member), and friend Jane Nerney.