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Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield

Plymouth Street Conservation Area

Established in 1971 to Preserve Mansfield's Natural Resources for Future Generations.

Our mission
  • to acquire and preserve natural resources for use and enjoyment by present and future generations
  • to preserve and protect wildlife areas and historic sites
  • to educate the public about the wise use of our natural resources
  • and to work with other organizations having similar goals and objectives.

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The NRT is now accepting applications
for the
Leonard Flynn Environmental Scholarship

The NRT Leonard Flynn Environmental Scholarship is a
 $1,000.00 scholarship awarded by the Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield to a Mansfield student who has demonstrated a commitment to the environment.

Leonard F. (“Lenny”) Flynn was a lifelong conservationist and tireless advocate of preserving and protecting the environment. He was a founding member and past president of the Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield, whose goal is to preserve and protect natural resources for future generations. Under Lenny’s leadership, the NRT of Mansfield, working with the Mansfield Conservation Commission and other agencies, has acquired over 800 acres of land for passive recreation in Mansfield. Leonard Flynn lived in Mansfield for 48 years and died in 2015 at the age of 81. This scholarship is dedicated to Lenny’s passion for land conservation.

We will award this scholarship to a Mansfield student who has evidenced a proven commitment to conservation or preserving the environment.

DEADLINE: April 30, 2018

Click here for application

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Naturalist John Root to present at NRT Annual Meeting

The public is invited to attend a presentation “Songbirds of the Northeast” featuring both images and recordings of our local songbirds by naturalist John Root at 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 26, at the Mansfield Historical Society, 53 Rumford Ave. in Mansfield.

Perennials for edible landscaping and attracting birds, butterflies, and other beneficials will be offered for sale. 


John has presented nature and gardening programs at libraries, senior centers, schools, garden clubs, and other venues throughout New England.

The NRT will hold its annual meeting following the presentation.

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“This Old Town” books still available
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     255 Fruit Street
     Mansfield, MA 02048