Douglas Conservation Commission to Dedicate

Conservation Land to a Founding Commissioner


Douglas, MA. Property recently obtained for permanent preservation by the Douglas Conservation Commission was dedicated at an event on Thursday, April 26 at 2 pm road side in Douglas on Mumford Road (across from #82).


The 44 acre parcel is located between Manchaug and Mumford Roads and includes wetlands, a beautiful portion of the Whitin Reservoir Brook that is a tributary to the Mumford River and diverse wildlife habitat.


The Commission will dedicate the property now under their stewardship with a new sign recognizing one of its founding members -- Conservation Commissioner Leon H. Mosczynski.


The Commission was established at Town Meeting in 1970 and Mosczynski has faithfully served on it ever since. The sign being erected near the brook will have his name on it in recognition of his public service and his stewardship of our environment.


Mosczynski, who grew up in the area and who still lives nearby, remembers the land when he and a neighbor logged its stand of pine trees for board lumber. Mosczynski used some of the pine to build his own family’s home.


Marylynne Dube, Chair, will speak on behalf of the Conservation Commission and members of the Open Space Committee, the Board of Selectmen and friends will be attending the event.


The Douglas Conservation Commission now has over 100 acres of preserved land under its jurisdiction.