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Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield

Plymouth Street Conservation Area

Established in 1971 to Preserve Mansfield's Natural Resources for Future Generations.

Our mission
  • To acquire and preserve natural resources for use and enjoyment by present and future generations;
  • to preserve and protect wildlife areas and historic sites;
  • to educate the public about the wise use of our natural resources;
  • and to work with other organizations having similar goals and objectives..

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The Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield  could not exist without its strong base of members, donors and volunteers.
Your membership and contributions comprise the majority of the Trust's annual operating budget.



NRT Votes to
Support Plastic Bag Ban

The NRT voted to support article 45 at the May 15th Annual Town Meeting.
NRT President Lou Andrews stated “We feel the article is a reasonable start to reducing the use of plastics in Mansfield”
The ban initially would apply to any retail location with a floor area of 3,500 square feet or more or multiple locations of the same name within town having a combined area of at least 3,500 square feet.
If approved, only two types of checkout bags would be allowed at retail outlets: recyclable paper bags or re-usable bags.

Plastic is Indestructible. Every item of plastic that has ever been created is still on the planet today.
We encourage you to see “ A Plastic Ocean.” If you can't see the movie please read the document at this link or go to their web site

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“This Old Town” books still available
Click here for more information or here to order

NRT award Director Emeritus to
Charles Meszoely

Charles Meszoely is a founding member of the Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield; He championed the efforts of Mansfield Conservation for 47 years.
As a member of the Great Woods Study Committee Charles was instrumental in acquiring the Great Woods Conservation Area .
For these reasons and his continued support of the NRT the Board of Directors awarded Charles the Director Emeritus.

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    NRT President Lou Andrews presents the Director Emeritus Award to Charles Meszoely at the NRT’s Annual Meeting on April 28th.
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     Mansfield, MA 02048