LAND PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NORTON, INC (LPS)


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TRSC jpeg*Great News LPS has been awarded a $2000 mini grant from the Wild and Scenic Taunton River Stewardship Council. Click here to read the letter.

Winter 2017 Newsletter is now available.
Newsletter

Would you like to support LPS? Click here to find some ways you can help.

What is the Land Preservation Society of Norton (LPS)?

The Land Preservation Society is a non-profit, independent conservation group chartered in 1970 by the State of Massachusetts. We are dedicated to keeping a variety of types of land wild for the conservation of plant and animal species. Our first purchase was funded by a loan from the Nature Conservancy in 1971, and was one of many that help protect wetlands and Norton's water supply. We also conduct occasional walks on our property and work with other groups to educate people about the environment and conservation.
Currently we hold over 1000 acres of land in Norton. Although much of our land is not easily reached, or lacks paths, and is purely for conservation and wetland protection, over half of our land is very accessible for walking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and bird watching. Land beside town roads and with some paths includes the 150-acre Woodward Woods off Gateway Lane, the Henrich Woods and Johnson Woods off North Washington Street, the Reinhard Pasture beside North Washington Street, the Clapp Wildlife Preserve on Oak Street at Walker Street, and our original holdings along the Canoe River on both sides of Red Mill Road. We welcome new members. Click here for information.

The Goals of the Land Preservation Society are:


  • To safeguard land forever.
  • To encourage people to enjoy that land as a place where they can relax and observe native plants, animals, and birds.
  • To provide an opportunity for many people to become actively involved in preserving land.
  • To provide information about environmental issues in Norton and help educate people about ecology and conservation.

Officers
    Kathleen Ebert-Zawasky, President
    Daniel Murray, Vice President
    Linda Kollett, Secretary
    David Henry, Treasurer

Trail Maintenance Guidelines. If you are interested in helping us maintain our trails, please take a few minutes to read the trail maintenance guidelines. Thanks!

Would you like to volunteer to help us maintain the trails on our properties? If you are interested, please contact Linda Kollett at lkollett@mac.com and she will put you in contact with the trail maintenance group.

Take Care When Walking our Land


Tick Caution

New from WBUR Preventing Lyme (And A New Disease) As Ticks Spread Link
Valuable information about ticks and tick-borne diseases from WBUR. An excellent resource



Link to Tick Encounter Resource Center - URI
It is almost always tick season!
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Ticks on White Pine. Photo by Gerard Zavaski

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From Town of Norton Website

Hunting Caution
Please Note: Where we have trails, the land is posted against hunting, but there are a few irresponsible people who tear down the signs. During deer season, in late fall, be especially careful. It is wise to wear red or orange, and you should tie something orange on your dog as well. If you hear hunters, talk loudly so they are alerted to your presence.
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http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/dfw/hunting-fishing-wildlife-watching/hunting/white-tailed-deer-hunting.html



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Last updated 4/3/18 by Linda S. Kollett