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Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield

News & Events

The 48th NRT Annual Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23rd, 7:00 PM at the Mansfield Historical Society, Jenny Copeland House, 53 Rumford Avenue.



NRT Accepts Conservation Restriction

The NRT accepted a conservation restriction (CR#9) on 2.83 acres of land along the rails-to-trails. The property adds to properties we own from Fruit Street to our WWII Nature trails property at Branch Street. We plan to add additional trails in the future.This brings the total of NRT conservation restrictions to 407 acres.

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Award for new
Plymouth Street Trails

NRT President presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Gary Levine for his work on the Plymouth Street trails.
Gary’s effort over the years resulted in creating a loop trail at Plymouth Street.  Please take the time to visit. Trail map

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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NRT members removed trash from the Cpl. Hardy Conservation Area as a part of the Keep Mansfield Beautiful event on April 28th
(l-r) John Russo, Sharon Friedman, Steve Spink,, Michele White, Sally and Will Fehervarii

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Have post hole digger will travel.

Stewardship Chairman Colin Cauldwell present the first, and probably the last, “Golden Post Hole Digger Award” to Steve Pyne. Whenever we have a new sign to install - who do we call? Steve Pyne.  Steve is aways available to help.

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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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 that passed at town meeting.

Bag donation

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

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