The Attleboro Land Trust is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to keeping Attleboro green.
Site Stewards Wanted
A site steward is a volunteer who "adopts" one of the Attleboro Land Trust nature preserves, individually or with a group, such as a group of neighbors, church group, youth group, or fraternal organization.
Duties of a site steward:
If you are interested, contact us.
Larry St. Pierre
The Attleboro Land Trust honors the life of Larry St. Pierre, who passed away on March 20.
Larry played a key role in the founding of the Attleboro Land Trust in 1990 and was the author of its charter. He had served continuously on our board of directors ever since. He was president from 1991 to 1994 and 1997 to 2001, chaired the land acquisition committee from 2001 to 2006, and served in various other roles over the years including secretary and vice president.
Larry was instrumental in preserving hundreds of acres of conservation land in Attleboro, including the Colman Reservation, the Anthony Lawrence Wildlife Preserve, the Phil and Ginny Leach Wildlife Sanctuary, Larson Woodland, the Milton and Myrtle Veno Nature Preserve, Vaughan Memorial Forest, Uriah's Marsh, and Nickerson Walking Woods Preserve.
Larry was president of the land trust when we acquired our first preserve, the Colman Reservation, in 1992 and is shown in the photo below at the property's dedication ceremony held in 1993.
Board Members and Guests at the Dedication of the Colman Reservation in 1993: Larry St. Pierre (President), Joanne Wright, George Largess, Carol Haslehurst (Treasurer), Shanthi Raam, Adele B. Colman, Mayor Judith Robbins, Robert Schoch (Secretary), Ron Carlson (Vice President), Charlie Adler
The Attleboro Land Trust Has Acquired the Deborah and Roger Richardson Nature Preserve
How can we adequately thank Thomas and Stephen Richardson for their extraordinary gift of the land that will be known as the Roger and Deborah Richardson Nature Preserve?† The best way might be to carry the project through so that the general public can begin to enjoy this wonderful gift of open space and wildlife habitat.
With the help of many generous donors, the Richardson property on Wilmarth St. was finally acquired on June 20th.† This brought to a close negotiations that began more than six years ago, and have involved countless hours of volunteer effort.† We are indeed lucky to live in a community where so many citizens and businesses care enough about the local environment to support environmental preservation.
Special thanks go to Mayor Kevin Dumas, Director of Planning, Gary Ayrassian and Conservation Agent Tara Martin for their fast work at the eleventh hour to secure the State L.A.N.D. grant which added over $300,000 to our fundraising effort.†
Our fundraising isnít quite over, though.† We still need to raise funds to provide a parking area, signage, and boardwalks so that the general public can enjoy this beautiful natural preserve. Your help will always be welcome!
--Roy Belcher, Treasurer
Thank you to our supporters
The Attleboro Land Trust received an unprecedented amount of financial support in 2016. Listed below are donations of $250 or more, whether for our general fund or specifically for the Deborah and Roger Richardson Nature Preserve. We thank everyone who contributed any amount large or small in support of our conservation mission. Donors whose contributions to the Richardson Preserve total $2500 or more will be recognized on a sign to be erected at the Preserve.
2016 Corporate, Foundation, and Public Support
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation
Fields Pond Foundation, Inc.
Roddy Holden Kintzel Charitable Fund
Greenwood Emergency Vehicles
Lewis & Sullivan, P.C.
Sensata Technologies, Inc.
Biogen Idec Foundation
Briggs Garden and Home
Marsh & McLennan Companies
Murray Unitarian Universalist Church
Plymouth Rock Foundation
Thomas and Stephen Richardson
Ted and Debby Leach
John Carroll and Midge Gordon
Bob and Pam Faulkner
Don and Laura Ouellette
James W. Duffy
Tom and Anne Marie Enderby
Fredric J. Hammerle
Michael and Patricia Murphy
Hans Schaefer and Sarah Mott
William and Donna Lewis
Curt and Pat Ley
Mimi and Hugh Mason
Anne and Mike Newquist
Charles and Rosalind Wyman
Charlie Adler and Barbara Clark
Denise Antaya and Clif Ennis
Roy Belcher and Bertha Young
Philip and Karen Boucher
Jason and Leah Burby
Laurel and Leigh Carlson
Gerry and Kathy Hickman
Allen Knowles and Sally Cobb
Garner and Marilyn LeStage
Tim and Gloria McGinn
Steven P. Reynolds
David and Karen Scanlan
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