Annual Meeting - April 24
Metacomet Land Trust (MLT) will hold its annual meeting program on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the Uxbridge High School Auditorium at 300 Quaker Highway in Uxbridge. Along with its business meeting, the trust will host Uxbridge resident and National Geographic author and underwater photographer, Brian Skerry, who will share photographs and experiences from some of his greatest adventures.
Skerry was the 2012 recipient of the Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Excellence in Media and his most recent work, Ocean Soul, captures the need to conserve and protect our oceans. Upon receipt of the award he said: “I have been blessed to realize my dream of becoming an underwater photojournalist, but with that I feel an obligation and sense of urgency to share what I have seen with others.” More about Brian can be found at www.BrianSkerry.com.
The Metacomet Land Trust is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the protection of open space and natural resources in the communities of South Central Massachusetts including in the communities of Bellingham, Blackstone, Bellingham, Blackstone, Douglas, Franklin, Mendon, Millbury, Millville, Northbridge, Norfolk, Upton, Uxbridge, Sutton and Wrentham.
The Board of Directors of the Metacomet Land Trust welcomes members, prospective members, students and the general public to join us at this very special program. A brief annual business meeting for members will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
To learn more about Metacomet activites during the past year see our 2012 Annual Report.
Whitney Conservation Area Update (February 17, 2013)
Support from the Metacomet Land Trust helped the Upton Land Stewardship Committee raise over $15,000 to construct fencing and a parking lot at the Whitney Conservation Area. The fence has been constructed and the parking area will be built this spring. Thank you to all who contributed! Learn more about the Whitney project here.
Mendon Property Preserved by a Conservation Restriction (November 30, 2012)
Metacomet Land Trust is pleased to announce the protection of 14.3 acres in Mendon thanks to the granting of a Conservation Restriction by Shirley Smith. The Mendon Open Space Plan identifies the property as priority for conservation and it lies within a larger corridor of approximately 1,000 acres of private and public undeveloped land. The protected property inlcudes 900 ft. of frontage on the Mill River, riparian wetlands, and wooded uplands.
Read more about why Ms. Smith preserved her land here.
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Metacomet Land Trust
PO Box 231
Franklin, MA 02038
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