MLT Renewing Munro Preserve

Have you noticed recent changes along the harbor in Mattapoisett village? Volunteers from the Mattapoisett Land Trust have been working to renew the landscaping on the Munro Preserve, a one-acre waterfront park located directly west of Shipyard Park, the Harbormaster’s Office and the boat ramp. This preserve was the gift of Ruth Bowditch Munro in 1975, and is a popular spot for people as well as their canine companions! Land Trust volunteers are pruning the property’s shrubs and trees, and have worked with personnel from the Mattapoisett Highway Department to renew the badly-overgrown beds of beach rose (Rosa rugosa) on the property. The beach rose beds have been mowed using the Town’s Brush Hog machine, and we expect them to grow back better than ever next summer. Many thanks to Highway Surveyor Barry Denham and his crew for helping us on this project. We will soon complete the pruning, and then will plan and install some new plantings and signage next spring. If you would like to help now or in the spring, or just enjoy the Munro Preserve, please email us at

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