News & Events
The NRT presented seven 50th anniversary awards to members who joined the organization in 1971 and remained involved for 50 years.
Awards went to:
Lou Andrews who served as treasurer, vice president and is current president.
Marydee Flynn who served as a director from our founding.
Meredith Holford who served as secretary, and director.
Janice Meszoely who served as president, and as director from our founding
Jane Sheehan, charter member, who served as secretary, and director from our founding.
Annette Shaw and Anna Prohodsky who are founding members and continued their support for 50 years.
A special thanks to all.
Job well done!
NRT Stewardship Director Colin Cauldwell installed a new footbridge at Dorothy York. He was assisted by Emmett Huiskamp, JP O’Sullivan, and two helpful passers-by in hauling supplies. The footbridge replaces a deadfall which had provided transit over a boggy section of the Orange trail.
Once again, the NRT along with Scout Troop 17 helped “Keep Mansfield Beautiful” by removing trash in the Cpl. Hardy Conservation area and a part of Maple Street. Pictured to the left are Steve Spink, Michele White, Ron Porat, Dana St. James, and Colin Cauldwell. Pictured to the right is Scout Troop 17. Thanks to Michele for coordinating.
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 PlasticOceans.org
NRT Donates Reusable Grocery Bags
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.