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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.



2020 Scholarship Winner
Joshua Griffin

2020 Scholarship Griffin

The NRT Scholarship Committee is delighted to announce that Joshua Griffin is the winner of the 2020 NRT Leonard Flynn Environmental Scholarship. Joshua is a student at Mass Maritime Academy, where he is majoring in Marine Science, Safety, and Environmental Protection. His plans are to focus on protecting the environment. Josh has a life-long love of the outdoors and is concerned about preserving and protecting conservation lands, saying he wants future generations to be able to enjoy them as much as he does. ”That is why I am majoring in and focusing my career on the protection of our great outdoors,” he said.

Josh recently worked with the Mansfield Conservation Department, helping to create an inventory of trail systems for the town-owned conservation areas. Mansfield Conservation and Environmental Planner Katelyn Gonyer had nothing but the highest of praise for Josh’s strong work ethic and his ability to work independently on this project. “I believe that Lenny Flynn would have been pleased with Josh’s efforts to preserve the lands Lenny loved so much,” Gonyer said.

The NRT offers heartfelt congratulations to Josh, with best wishes for his continued success.

Tribute to Charles Meszoely

We are saddened to announce the passing of NRT director Charles Meszoely on August 1, 2020. Charles was a founding member of the NRT and served as a director for 47 years. As a member of the Great Woods Study Committee he was instrumental in planning and acquiring the Great Woods Conservation Area. Charles served in the US Armed during the Korean war. He was a professor at Northeastern University where he taught nursing, allied health students, Biology majors and postgraduate students. For a full history of Charles, click here.


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