Trail to be named for former ALT president Larry St. Pierre

On Saturday, June 1, a trail at the Handy Street Conservation Area, 109 Handy Street, will be formally opened to the public.  The 80-acre preserve was acquired by the City of Attleboro in 2014 in a collaborative project that also involved the Attleboro Land Trust and Mass Audubon.  The trail will be named in memory of Larry St. Pierre, who served as president of the land trust from 1991 to 1994 and 1997 to 2001.

The public is invited to attend the opening ceremony, beginning at 1:00 pm.  Following the ceremony, there will be a guided walk along the trail.  Vehicle parking is limited. Additional parking on Doral Lane.  Rain date for the event is Sunday, June 2 at 1:00 pm.  Any schedule changes will be posted on this website.

A temporary map of the trail is available here.

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Lands under our protection: 504 acres owned; 236 acres restricted; 740 acres total.

Upcoming Events

May
22
Wed
1:00 pm Clean-Up @ Handy Street Conservation Area
Clean-Up @ Handy Street Conservation Area
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Please help get the Handy Street Conservation Area looking its best for the Dedication of the Larry St. Pierre Trail.  This is one of three scheduled Clean-Ups, because there is a lot to do!  The Handy Street Conservation Area, owned and protected by the City of Attleboro, is at 109 Handy Street in Attleboro. Maintenance[...]
May
23
Thu
1:00 pm Clean-Up @ Handy Street Conservation Area
Clean-Up @ Handy Street Conservation Area
May 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Please help get the Handy Street Conservation Area looking its best for the Dedication of the Larry St. Pierre Trail.  This is one of three scheduled Clean-Ups, because there is a lot to do!  The Handy Street Conservation Area, owned and protected by the City of Attleboro, is at 109 Handy Street in Attleboro. Maintenance[...]
May
25
Sat
9:00 am Clean-Up @ Handy Street Conservation Area
Clean-Up @ Handy Street Conservation Area
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Please help get the Handy Street Conservation Area looking its best for the Dedication of the Larry St. Pierre Trail.  This is one of three scheduled Clean-Ups, because there is a lot to do!  The Handy Street Conservation Area, owned and protected by the City of Attleboro, is at 109 Handy Street in Attleboro. Maintenance[...]
Jun
1
Sat
1:00 pm Opening of St. Pierre Trail @ Handy Street Conservation Area
Opening of St. Pierre Trail @ Handy Street Conservation Area
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm
On Saturday, June 1, a trail at the Handy Street Conservation Area will be formally opened to the public.  The 80-acre preserve was acquired by the City of Attleboro in 2014 in a collaborative project that also involved the Attleboro Land Trust and Mass Audubon.  The trail will be named in memory of Larry St.[...]

Membership dues ($25 individual, $50 household) or donations in any amount may be made online to the Attleboro Land Trust here:

Volunteers got it done in 2023!

At the Annual Meeting on November 16, Property Management Committee Chair Charlie Adler asked everyone present who had helped in the maintenance of our properties over the past year to stand, and he thanked them for the essential work that they voluntarily do for the good of the land trust.  He was especially appreciative for the number of people who volunteered to be site stewards this year.

He also singled out the following individuals for noteworthy accomplishments:

  • Bill Ward – mowing the hayfields at Richardson.
  • The Mowing Team for mowing the lawn areas at Richardson – Phil Boucher, Randy Lithway, Russ Pray.  Also pitching in were James Tetreault and Johnny Bender.
  • Russ Pray – rebuilding the bulkhead of the Barrows House at Richardson.
  • Macie Broussard – monitoring the bluebird houses at Richardson.
  • Lauretta Koch – for tending the perennial gardens at Richardson.
  • Dave Rolince and Scott Hirshberg for some major repairs to the Scout boardwalk at Colman.
  • Mike Davis and his sidekick Alan Henry for being our Storm Response Team and doing whatever is necessary to mitigate the effects of fallen trees at our properties.
  • Randy Lithway for suggesting and completing a new pathway across from the Colman parking lot to the beginning of the Vaughan trail.
  • And last but not least, board member and attorney Patrick Sullivan for his assistance in matters where our boundaries must be defended from encroachment.
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