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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 Supports Plastic Bag Ban

To support of the plastic bag ban approved at town meeting.the NRT donated 100 reusable grocery bags to Our Daily Bread (Mansfield’s food pantry), and the Council on Aging The bags will be distributed by Barry Cioe, of the TeamUp Mansfield group. TeamUp Mansfield  sponsored the plastic bag ban article at town meeting.

Bag donation

NRT President Lou Andrews and, Barry Cioe, of
TeamUp Mansfield.

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2018 Scholarship Amber Durant

Amber Durant awarded $1,000 scholarship from the NRT
by Sharon Friedman

At the Mansfield High School Scholarship Night, held on May 30th, over 50 Scholarships were distributed to deserving High School seniors of the Class of 2018.  The Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield was pleased to award the Leonard F. Flynn Environmental Scholarship to Amber Durant, a senior who plans to attend the Maine Maritime Academy.  In her application, Amber talked about her multi-year experiences with the New England Aquarium, which included an eelgrass transplant project in collaboration with Boston University.  She was also on the ClimaTeen leadership program that ran through the school year and she has been a Live Blue Ambassador with the NE Aquarium

These activities along with a strong volunteer record to raise money for the HS Band, participation in the Mansfield High School Percussion Ensemble, which won World Championships when Amber was in 8th and 9th grades, and participation with the Varsity swim team.  Amber is also a member of the Tri-M Honors Society.  At the conclusion of the honors program, I had the opportunity to talk with Amber and meet her parents.  Amber was most appreciative and the NRT scholarship, along with a number of other awards she received, will help to make her first year at the Maine Maritime Academy a success.  Her father said to me, “Amber is very committed and took the train back and forth to the Aquarium when I could not drive her there.  We are very proud of her.” And Amber was very gracious and grateful for the recognition and the opportunity to follow her passion of “making a difference” and “staying involved in the community.” 

The scholarship is named for Lenny Flynn who was a lifelong conservationist and a founding member and past president of the NRT of Mansfield. Under his leadership, the NRT, working with the Mansfield Conservation Commission and other agencies, acquired over 800 acres of land for permanent passive recreation in Mansfield. He lived in Mansfield for 48 years before passing away in 2015 at the age of 81.

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     Mansfield, MA 02048