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Anthony Lawrence Wildlife Preserve

Property Profile

Location Hope Avenue, off Newport Ave (Rt. 123)
Size 48.5 acres
Acquisition Date November 11, 1994
Donor Anthony Lawrence - Photo
Maps PDF
Public Access Loop Trail begins at the end of Hope Avenue





The Seven Mile River in the Anthony Lawrence Wildlife Preserve

The Attleboro Land Trust is proud to preserve the pristine wetland meadow shown above. It is the 48-acre Anthony Lawrence Wildlife Preserve, donated by Anthony Lawrence in 1994. Additional gifts by Donna Madden in honor of her uncle Peter Halko, and by David W. Parfitt, have expanded the total acreage protected in the above view to 57 acres. The Hill Roberts School on Roy Avenue is at the bottom of the photo. Newport Avenue is at the top left. The Seven Mile River can be seen snaking through the meadow. The photo is from the online OLIVER GIS mapping system.


Special Features

The Lawrence Wildlife Preserve abuts the Hill Roberts Elementary School site in South Attleboro. The property is accessible from the end of Hope Avenue, which runs off Newport Avenue across from the South Attleboro American Legion. The Seven Mile River, flowing out of Orrs Pond, runs right through the middle of the parcel, then joins with the Ten Mile River. Because most of this property is wetlands, human use has been limited, and birds make the property a sanctuary. Osprey have been sighted here.

Thank yous

Anthony Lawrence Land
Eric Brown Entrance sign
Ryan Ortega, Troop 15 Eagle Scout Project: Loop trail improvements
Chase Montecalvo, Troop 15 Eagle Scout Project: Construction of fencing and other entrance improvements.  (Materials and services donated by Lowe's Home Improvement, Discount Disposal Dumpsters, and Papa Gino's.)

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