The Mattapoisett Land Trust, Inc. (MLT), formed in 1974, preserves land to enrich the quality of life for present and future generations of Mattapoisett residents and visitors. MLT presently protects over 900 acres including forests, meadows, wetlands, salt marsh, vernal pools, beaches and barrier islands. MLT properties are valuable as habitat for many wildlife species, and all help preserve Mattapoisett’s scenic rural character. All MLT lands are open for public use, and many include trails and other improvements. MLT strongly supports environmental education through sponsorship of programs in Mattapoisett’s elementary, middle and senior high schools as well as occasional public lectures and programs.
The Mattapoisett Land Trust is a 501c(3) non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our members include over 300 individuals and families. MLT has one full time staff member, dedicated volunteers, and is led by a volunteer Board of Directors.
The Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path is an all-volunteer non-profit 501c3 organization, working since 1999 to complete Mattapoisett’s portion of the planned regional South Coast Bikeway. We fund raise, provide information and generate support for Mattapoisett’s Rail Trail. We network with local communities to support their pathway initiatives.
In 2023 The Friends are keeping up the momentum for a fully bikeable South Coast by;
- Fundraising to support trail building between Mattapoisett & Marion with work on the “Marion Connector” starting in 2023
- Facilitating bike education at Old Rochester Regional High School.
- Supporting the establishment of a regional bike share across the South Coast
- Running the Bikes for All program that refurbishes and distributes bikes and equipment to children and adults.