Conservation

TONIGHTS CONSERVATION COMMISSION HEARING, NOVEMBER 28, 2022 IS POSTPONED UNTIL DECEMBER 12,2022 AT 6PM ROOM 3 A/B 

PLEASE CONTACT THE CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT WITH ANY QUESTIONS (KGONYER@MANSFIELDMA.COM OR CALL 508-851-6454)



PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES REGARDING THE TRAIL STEWARD PROGRAM 11/28/2022

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The Town of Mansfield’s Conservation Department is looking for volunteers to help with walking our major conservation areas and reporting any issues along the trails. 

The Trail Steward Program will promote the ongoing healthy, safe and passable trails throughout Mansfield

The Conservation Department will be kicking off the new Trail Steward Program by hosting an informational/training workshop on: TBA




At the workshop, you will learn what to look for during a trail assessment and how to fill out the trail assessment reporting forms. You will also be trained on minor trail maintenance activities to help keep the trails clear from overgrowth and downed branches

*The use of electric/gas powered hand tools (chainsaw, sawsall, electric hedge trimmers, etc.) will not be permitted. Minors under the age of 18 should have an adult sign the waiver and accompany them.

We will be assessing the following trails systems:

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  • Sweets Pond- off Otis St.
  • Great Woods-off Oak St.
  • Marie Strese-off Ware St.
  • Corporal Hardy- off Maple St.
  • Taylor’s Hill-off Judy’s Lane
  • Plymouth Street-within Plymouth St Recreation Area
  • Mill Pond-off of East St.


If you are interested in volunteering for the 2022 Trail Steward Program, please fill out this registration form and the volunteer waiver form found on the website. Please submit registration forms to Katelyn Merrill Gonyer, Environmental and Conservation Planner, via hard copy at the Conservation Department in townhall or email the pdf to trails@mansfieldma.com or just bring the form with you to the workshop. You can also register at the workshop.

I look forward to working with residents that care about these trails and are willing to help keep Mansfield’s trails safe and enjoyable for all!

Please feel free to email or call 508-651-6454 if you have any questions.

PLEASE SEE RELATED DOCUMENTS BELOW


THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION IS LOOKING

FOR NEW MEMBERS! 

If any resident is interested in applying to become a Conservation Commissioner, please follow contact kgonyer@mansfieldma.com or visit the page directly.

Our Mission

The Conservation Commission is responsible for preserving and protecting the natural resources of the town, and has the authority to acquire and hold land, and can exercise all the powers and duties of Conservation Commissions under the General Laws.

Conservation Area

View the Conservation Areas in Mansfield.

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