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Announcing the NRT 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.

Into the Woods Open House Photos May 16,2015














2015 KMB -NRT (2)

April 29, 2015

May 2, 2015
Dear NRT Supporters,
Today we joined Keep Mansfield Beautiful for another year in the annual Great American Cleanup, at the Corporal Hardy Conservation Area on Maple Street.  With 20 volunteers we had a very successful clean up again this year.  We collected 13 bags of trash and 11 bags of recycling.  Highlights of "the best of the worst" include a bedspread, tire, tent, parts of a wooden bed, and a construction sign.
 A big thank you to those members, family and friends for volunteering your time to the NRT and Keep Mansfield Beautiful! 
Michele White                          More photos on our Facebook page

Leonard and Marydee Flynn receive Director Emeritus Awards from NRT

for their 44 years of service to Mansfield's land conservation efforts.

Photo President Lou Andrews presents award to Lenny. Marydee was unable to attend the presentation.

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NRT Honors Carole Matthew
Carole Matthew

February 1, 2015
The Natural Resources Trust conferred the Directors' Award to Carole Matthew. Carole served on the Conservation Commission for 16 years.

Geo-caching in the Great Woods
Parking Lot Demo
About 30 people attended the Geocaching event held on November 9th in the Mansfield Great Woods. The event was hosted by the NRT, folks from as far away as Plymouth and also from points in Rhode Island.  In the parking lot, Mansfield residents Michael and Julie Schemaille gave a talk, and then led everyone to a demo cache.  From there, the group was led by experienced cachers along the trails in the Great Woods to find a variety of treasures hidden in clever ways.  Among the group were families discovering geocaching for the first time, and others who have adopted this hobby as a means to increase exercise and explore the outdoors.
Dedication of the WWII Veterans’ Memorial Nature Trail.

May 24, 2014
The trails complement the paved rails-to-trails bike path. The area is secluded and peaceful for a casual walk. The main trail runs along Back Bay Brook and circumvents wetlands.
The entrance is off the rails-to-trails bike path between Fruit and Branch Streets. You can park at either end of the bike path. The shortest route is from Branch Street, about mile. From Fruit Street, it’s about of a mile.

(l-r) NRT President Lou Andrews, Stewardship Director Colin Cauldwell, Selectmen Chairman George Dentino, and NRT Vice president Gerry Huiskamp cut the dedication ribbon.

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Russ Cohen gives “Edible Wild Plant/Mushroom Walk”

July 22, 2014
Participants learned the keys to identifying various species, information about its edible portions, seasons of availability, flavor and nutritive value, plus some tıps on preparation, and guidelines for safe and environmentally responsible foraging.

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