Sippican Lands Trust E-Newsletter
April 21 - No. 4 of 2011
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The Sippican Lands Trust, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 for the acquisition, management and protection of natural areas in Marion.  The ultimate goal of the Trust is to protect wildlife, ecosystems and natural resources as well as the history, heritage and beauty of the area.  Open land not only provides us with a sense of tranquility and pleasure now, but the protection of this land is our legacy for future generations.

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Thanks, Great Work!
Thank you to all the volunteers who donated their time and energy to participate in the much needed clean-up of Brainard Marsh, Ludes Estuary and Peirson Woods. We couldn't do it without your hard work and dedication.

  Peirson Woods 2011Clean-up at Brainard Marsh

 Clean up at Ludes Estuary 






Saturday·April 23

Hosted By


 Start at the SLT office

 (Next to Uncle Jon's, 354 Front Street, Marion)

10:00 am

Pick up your bunny map and bag

Moms and Dads can grab a cup of coffee!

We will send you on your way to the hunt where the Steward Bunnies will greet you!

If the weather is questionable the day of the hunt

please call the office (508) 748-3080 after 8:30 am to confirm


Help Connect Children to What They Need 

Clean out your closets, toy boxes, garages and basements to help give great things to thousands of homeless and less fortunate children on the South Coast.


GIFTS TO GIVE provides used clothing, toys, books, and furniture for needy children on the South Coast. A Truck will be parked at the Town Wharf to receive donations on May 14th from 9:00 - 12:00 pm. This project will be manned by students from the Sippican School and Tabor Academy. We hope you will encourage everyone  to clean out their closets, attics, basements, and kids rooms to find donations for the GIFTS TO GIVE truck. For more information call Susan Olson at (508) 717-8715 ext. 213 or  e-mail 

 Gifts to Give


GREAT AMERICAN RAIN BARREL - Still time to order.

 Water shortage is a growing global concern.  In New England residential water usage can increase as much as 60% during the spring, summer and fall seasons. Barrels can offset that usage and can reduce runoff. Runoff is a problem for the environment as it reduces ground saturation.  In watershed areas, run off from homes and developments can become a pollutant to existing water sources.

 How on Earth has partnered with the Great American Rain Barrel Company to offer their barrels to the residents of Marion and Mattapoisett at a discounted rate of $69.00 (regularly retails at $119). The Great American Rain Barrel is 100% recycled and is offered in three colors to naturally blend with a garden setting. To take advantage of the low cost offer please visit, call (800)251-2352  or visit the SLT office to see the rain barrel on display. The Company will be accepting orders through April 30th. Barrels will be available for pick up on May 14th at The Marion Bandstand.   

Rain Barrel
Great American Rain Barrel

Tour of Bird Island

Join  the Marion Natural History, 8 Spring Street, Marion on Wednesday, April 27th from 3:30 to 5:30 pm in exploring the island before their arrival. Learn something about the history of the lighthouse and the island with the Marion Harbormaster's office. Space is limited so this program will close at 12 children total. Bring your own life jacket. No life jacket, no ride, sorry! Pick up will be at the Harbormaster's office.


In order to provide you with timely information on upcoming SLT events, the SLT is trying to assemble a database of members' e-mail addresses. You can provide us your e-mail address by visiting our website by clicking Contact Us and entering your e-mail address. We promise to maintain the privacy of your information, e-mailing you only with SLT updates! 


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Sippican Lands Trust, Inc.


354 Front Street, Marion, MA 02738 508.748.3080
Member of Land Trust Alliance
  Accredited Land Trust with Land Trust Accreditation Commission