LAND PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NORTON, INC
Certify your yard as a Certified Wildlife HabitatTM with the National Wildlife Federation
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Last Chance to buy a memorial brick for the Tricentennial Park This is a link to the form you should use to purchase a brick in the park on Route 123. This is a lovely way to support the town park.
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 helps 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 950 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 250-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.
Please Note: Where we have trails, the land is posted against hunting, but there are a few irresponsible hunters 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.
Archery Deer Season: October 15 - November 24, 2013
Shotgun Deer Season: November 26 - December 8, 2013
Blackpowder Deer Season: December 10 - December 31, 2013
It is tick season!
Ticks on White Pine. Photo by Gerard Zavaski
Board of Directors
President: Kathleen Ebert-Zawasky email@example.com
Vice President: Daniel Murray firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Linda Kollett email@example.com
Treasurer: Jon Rowe firstname.lastname@example.org
Past President: Frances Shirley email@example.com
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.
Kid's Corner. This link includes reading and music recommendations as well as nature activities.
Calendar of Events throughout the Year. This is a list of events that might be of interest to LPS members.
Opportunities - outreach programs, educational opportunities etc.
Photo Gallery for local photographers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to contribute photographs.
Last updated 5/10/13
by Linda S. Kollett