Sippican Lands Trust Lectures in May

The Sippican Lands Trust will be hosting two lectures in May at our office located at 354 Front Street in Marion next to Uncle Jon’s Coffee. Refreshments and lite fare will be provided at both lectures. These events are free and open to the public.

On Thursday May 22 at 6:00 pm, Dr. John Teal, PhD from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute will present a talk on invasive plant species. Dr. Teal is widely known for co-authoring “Life and Death of Salt Marsh,” a classic environmental writing that presents the inner workings and threats to our nation’s salt marshes. He has also served as a researcher and consultant for many projects that assessed and helped restore natural functioning to our coastal environment in places like Delaware Bay and the Mississippi Delta. Join us as Dr. Teal offers insight into invasive plant species and how to deal with them locally.

On Thursday, May 29 at 6:00 pm, Lauren Miller-Donnelly from Massachusetts Audubon will present a talk on barn swallows and her ongoing research study. Do you own a barn or know of one you can visit? Are you interested in birds? Mass Audubon needs your help in studying barn swallows in Massachusetts. The Mass Audubon’s State of the Birds Report has identified this species as being in decline and in need of conservation action. Miller-Donnelly will introduce her Big Barn Study and will be looking for volunteers to participate in gathering research.

The Sippican Lands Trust is a non-profit, environmental organization that protects and manages over 1400 acres of open space in Marion. All our properties are open to the public for the enjoyment of passive recreation.

Please contact Executive Director Robin Shields at 508-748-3080 or at if you have any questions. Also, visit our website at and check us out on Facebook.

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