Welcome to the Mashpee Land Stewards Program!
We are currently revitalizing the program and are excited to welcome all of our land stewards. The town owns over 2000 acres of beautiful conservation land, open space, and federal partnership land that is open for public use. Some great activities for individuals and families include nature walks, bird watching, and picnics. The Land Stewards Program was created to help the Mashpee Conservation Department take care of these valuable lands. Our goals for the program are to improve the quality of the conservation parcels through an increased presence on the land, to actively engage the community, and to increase public support for conservation lands. Our volunteers monitor the land and report back on its state so the Conservation Department can effectively manage it. We also have community project
days where volunteers can work on trail clearing, trash pickup, and invasive species removal among other projects. Take advantage of your conservation lands by exploring the trails and help us preserve these areas by becoming a land steward.
Check Out Our Fall Newsletter to Find Out More About The Work Being Done by the Mashpee Land Stewards.
(View PDF flyers and videos from past presentations)
|Check out this easy way to make your own compost bin out of shipping pallets to recycle kitchen scraps and lawn debris. If you don't have space for an outdoors compost bin you can also do a worm bin: instructions.
Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge
The Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) consists of over 5,000 acres of land set aside for the protection and preservation of wildlife, specifically waterfowl.
When exploring these lands you may come across salt and freshwater marshes, cranberry bogs, Atlantic white cedar swamps, and vernal pools. more...