Mattapoisett Land Trust Story Walks

Just in Time for you, your family, and friends to explore during the Holidays! The Mattapoisett Land Trust Education Committee, in collaboration with the Mattapoisett Library and the ORRHS Community Service Learning students, teachers, and parents, has installed two new, very stimulating story walks.

            You will find them on the Dunseith Property off Route 6 by “Salty the Seahorse” and the Munn Preserve Property off Mattapoisett Neck Road, just before the entrance pillars of Antassawamock, to your right.

            Not only are the walks exciting and fun, but there is also an emphasis on nature and scientific matter. Wendy Copps, MLT board director and Education Committee member, said, “The Munn Property Story Walk, A Green Day by Antoinette Portis, is a poetic conversation with nature and allows the reader to meander down the beautiful path to the conclusion at the beach on Brandt Island Cove.”

            Mary Cabral, MLT director and Education Committee member said, “A great partnership has been established with ORRHS Community Service Learning Students and Karen Browning, Math teacher and advisor.” Mary said, “It is nice to be surrounded by positive and energetic young people while working on the beautiful Land Trust Properties.” The students worked on two separate Saturdays, October 24 and November 21.

            Karen Browning said that she has lived in Mattapoisett for 25 years and never explored the Munn property. It has been because of Karen’s continued support of the MLT Education programs that we are most grateful for, as she spends hours and days helping to organize our events for the students, said Ellen P. Flynn, board director and chair of education. “Karen’s dedication to our organization is phenomenal.”

            Our education mission is to enhance students’ environmental awareness through hands-on learning experiences in our community, and we believe their exposure to nature is essential for growth and development for a healthier life.

            Wendy Copps also explains the Story Walk at Dunseith Property, the book entitled Rosie: Stronger than Steel by Lindsay Ward, is about a tractor, inspired by the women who acted with courage and strength in the American factories and British farms during World War II. “This story allows the reader to explore the forested area near a brook,” Wendy says.

            Mike Huguenin, MLT president, said, “The Land Trust hopes these new story walks will encourage families to enjoy the outdoors and the MLT’s beautiful properties throughout the cooler months to come.” Mike believes we all need to focus and explore a taste for the use of our natural resources.

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