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Events Archives 2013

September 21, 2013
Join naturalists from Mass Audubon’s Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary on a guided family walk of the Great Woods Conservation Area in Mansfield. The walk was for ages 5 & up.

GW Walk 9-13 (1)This program will explore the local plant and animal life of the area. The walk met at the parking area on Oak St

This FREE program was supported in part by a grant from the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; and in cooperation with the Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield, Inc. and the Mansfield Recreation Department.

Harry Chase Made Director Emeritus

May 20, 2013
The Board of Directors of the Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield voted to honor Harry Chase by making him a Director Emeritus. NRT President Lou Andrews presented the award to Harry at his home.

Harry Chase is a charter and founding member of the Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield. He has supported the efforts of Mansfield conservation through his many articles and writings. Lou stated, “Harry’s knowledge of the Great Woods has been invaluable to its protection. He is a knowledgble resource when we have historical questions about the woods.” Some of Harry’s writing will be published in an upcoming Great Woods brochure to be published by the NRT. Harry is well known for his columns in the Mansfield News.

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Janet Goyea Award
Janet Goyea Awarded Certificate of Appreciation

April 25, 2013
A certificate of appreciation was given to Janet Goyea for her longtime work maintaining the Great Woods fields on Oak Street. For the past 17 years Janet has maintained and hayed the fields for the NRT.

February 4, 2013

NRT Honors Michele White

The Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield (NRT) conferred the President’s Award to Michele White at a recent  board meeting.
Michele White Award (2)As a member of the Conservation Commission, Michele was the “go to” person when the town needed to get things done on our conservation land.
As a member of the commission, Michele worked with Mansfield school students on conservation projects in the Corporal Hardy, the Marie Strese, and the Great Woods conservation areas.  She coordinated with Keep Mansfield Beautiful in cleaning up conservation areas.
Michele updated our trail maps by GPS’ing the Corporal Hardy Conservation Area trails and marking the trails of the Sweet and Marie Strese Conservation areas. In addition, she installed signage on many town owned conservation areas.
Michele also worked with Select Board Chair Kozlowski and the YMCA' to make the community garden on Essex Street a reality.
She is highly educated in the conservation field, with a B.S. in Environmental Science and an M.S. in Soil Science.
NRT President Lou Andrews noted, “The town has lost the knowledge, experience, and caring of a great person when Michele was not reappointed by the Selectmen to the Conservation Commission. The selectmen chairman’s goal to ‘move the board in a new direction’ can only weaken the commission and have a detrimental effect on Mansfield.”

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Front row (l-r) Colin Cauldwell, Paul Boyden, Lou Andrews; back row (l-r) Mike Healey, Carole Matthew, Joseph Mulkern, Jim Turnbult  and  Chris Marcheselli

Mansfield, January 30, 2013

NRT Honors Paul Boyden

The Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield and the Mansfield Conservation Commission honored Paul Boyden for his service to the town at Monday’s commission meeting.  Paul was first appointed to the Mansfield Conservation Commission in 1969. During his over 40 years of service Paul has been involved in protecting the town’s natural resources and a consistent supporter of conservation efforts in Mansfield.

On hand were State Senator Jim Timilty and State Representative Jay Barrows to present proclamations from the Massachusetts Senate and House. Commission Vice-Chairman Colin Cauldwell read a proclamation from the Selectmen and Natural Resources Trust President Lou Andrews presented a plaque honoring his service.

Paul has spent many hours in the town hall covering the conservation department during periods where there was no staffing for the commission, volunteering nearly 40 hours a week during the summer months to help the residents of Mansfield to get their permits.

Paul has been a fixture in the town hall over the years, frequently with a mischievous twinkle in his eye, or a quick wink and a joke.  He will be sorely missed

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State Senator Jim Timilty, Paul Boyden, and State Representative Jay Barrow

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