Land Trust Announces Acquisition

The Mattapoisett Land Trust is pleased to announce that it has received a generous donation from Jeannette Mello of 7 acres of woods and wetland next to the bike path at Brandt Island Road. The parcel will be known as the Captain Jack and Bridget Murray Preserve in honor of her parents.

The proximity of the preserve to the bike path will provide easy access for visitors, both young and old, to investigate the flora and fauna of the wetland. The Land Trust hopes to document the resident species and, if possible, certify a vernal pool on the preserve in the future. The public is welcome to visit the preserve but rubber boots are recommended until the ground freezes.

This donation increases the Land Trust’s holdings in Mattapoisett to 568 acres all of which are open to the public for passive recreation. Those interested in learning more about the properties or the mission of the Mattapoisett Land Trust should visit its website at

From Mattapoisett Land Trust Press Release

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