PRESS RELEASE Nickerson Walking Woods Preserve to be Dedicated on April 26 for more information, contact Bob Thayer 508 226-1312 The Attleboro Land Trust will be holding a dedication ceremony on Saturday, April 26, at 1:00 pm to celebrate the donation of 48 acres of land by Martha L. Nickerson. The land trust plans to create public walking trails on the property, which will be named the Nickerson Walking Woods Preserve. The dedication, which is open to the public, will include a tour of the property, which abuts Nickerson's home at 191 Richardson Avenue. Refreshments will be served. Since parking is limited, car pooling to the event is encouraged. In case of severe bad weather, the event will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, April 27. Nickerson Walking Woods Preserve is a former dairy farm which was purchased by Nickerson's parents, Franklin G. and Martha O. Nickerson in 1918. The property includes two fields which were formerly used to grow corn. The property extends to the Norton line, where it is crossed by electrical power lines; it adjoins conservation land owned by the town of Norton and by the Land Preservation Society of Norton. The Ten Mile River Watershed Alliance holds a conservation restriction on the property to provide an additional measure of protection. The conservation restriction describes in detail what activities will be permitted on the property. Nickerson has taught school in Attleboro and abroad. Although retired, she still volunteers her time to the Attleboro school libraries. Stones from the Nickerson farm were used to build the stone wall on the wing of Attleboro High School where the superintendent's office is now located. The Attleboro Land Trust now holds 268 acres of conservation land in the city, including the Colman Reservation (donated in 1992), the Anthony Lawrence Wildlife Preserve (donated in 1994), the Phil and Ginny Leach Wildlife Sanctuary (donated in 1996), the Larson Woodland (donated in 1997), the Vaughan Memorial Forest (donated in 1999), and Uriah's Marsh (donated in 2000). Volunteers are always needed to help maintain these properties. For more information about the Attleboro Land Trust, contact President Bob Thayer at 508 226-1312.