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Join us for the 2022 Rhode Island Land Trust Days
August 26 through October 23!

We also encourage people to take "Do It Yourself" walks - check out ExploreRI.org for 100+ trail maps around the state!
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Land Trust Days is a statewide, 2 month celebration of the many special places protected by land trusts. Land trusts across the state host activities to share the special places they are protecting for everyone, young and old to enjoy. These events include guided walks, hot dog roasts, community festivals, full moon walks, farm tours and a whole lot more.  

Please note: some events may require registration outside of MeetUp. Please read event descriptions carefully. 

Check out our website for Land Trust sponsored activities. Rhode Island Land Trust Days is a project of the Rhode Island Land Trust Council

*Please note that events are posted to this group on behalf of land trusts across Rhode Island. The members of this group generally do not 'meet up' officially, but rather attend the events as participants. If you'd like to attend with other members, feel free to coordinate in the discussion sections of events.*

Upcoming events (4+)

Nature Walk at Haile Farm Preserve - Land Trust Days Kick-off

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***Registration required outside of Meetup -- see instructions below!

We'll take a casual walk along the trails looking for resident and early migrating birds, wildflowers, butterflies, and any other interesting things the Preserve wants to show us. Trails are fairly level and well maintained and depending on how much time we have the walk will cover 1-2 miles. Bring your camera, binoculars, and field guides! Also, there are mosquitoes and ticks, so bring bug repellant. Water, snacks, and sun protection are always a good idea as well.

We'll be able to see pristine salt marsh habitat along the Palmer River, and potentially see one or two (or more!) of the Saltmarsh Sparrows that live there.

This is a dog-friendly (on a leash) and family friendly event!

REGISTER: Email at Paul [masked] with # participant(s) and contact info in case of cancellation/postponement.

If rain, will do walk on the next day. Notification will be on the WLCT FB page. Participants can be emailed the night before to notify of weather cancellation.

Guided Hike into Otis Smith Farm and Rowbottom Preserve

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Join the Cumberland Land Trust for a 2.25 mile guided hike on the newly revised Otis Smith Farm and Rowbottom Preserve trails.

The double loop forested trail system includes multiple ridge views, numerous stone walls and craggy outcrops. The hike is considered to be moderate because of the elevation changes.

Be sure to wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes and bring bug spray and water.

This event is free and families are welcome. There will not be a rain date. No dogs at this event.

Learn more about the Cumberland Land Trust at:
https://www.cumberlandlandtrust.org/ and https://m.facebook.com/CumberlandLandtrust/

Full Moon Fitness Hike at Riverwood Preserve

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***Registration required outside of Meetup -- see instructions below!

Join hike leader, Personal Trainer/ Medical Exercise Specialist, and amazing cook, Donna Anderson, for a moon lit fitness hike at Riverwood Preserve. There will be two marked routes to choose from. One will be approximately 1 mile of flat terrain moving at ~ 2 + mph. The alternative route will pick up your heart rate and cover about 3 miles with hills at a faster pace. Bonfire and refreshments to follow.

This event is FREE for Westerly Land Trust members, and $10 per person for non-members.

Register here: https://westerlylandtrust.org/event/full-moon-fitness-hike/

Parking- please park along the side of Old Hopkinton Road at the end of Boy Scout Drive. We will meet there and walk into the preserve together. Registration required; spots are limited.

Intstagram: @WesterlyLandTrust
FB: https://www.facebook.com/WesterlyLandTrust/

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Harvest Full Moon Hike at Weeden Farm

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***Registration required outside of Meetup -- see instructions below!

This hike has limited capacity. Registration is required via this link: https://sklt.org/event-tickets/guided-hikes/

Join South Kingstown Land Trust to celebrate RI Land Trust Days with a walk in the moonlight!

In the days before tractor lights, the full Harvest Moon in September helped farmers to gather their crops despite the diminishing daylight hours. We’ll use the beautiful glow of September’s Harvest Moon to illuminate the trails beside Weeden Farm’s thriving agricultural fields on a special guided hike at twilight.

We’ll discuss the history of Weeden Farm, listen for owls and other nocturnal wildlife, and more.

Guests are encouraged to enjoy the campfire and bring their own s’mores ingredients or other snacks to enjoy.

Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring bug spray and water.

Free for Members, $10 Suggested Donation for Non-members.

Rain Date: None. Rain/thunderstorms may cancel this hike. Updates will be shared with registrants via email.

Questions? Email [masked] (…or post a question in this Meetup event!)

Meeting Place/Directions: 17 Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown, RI 02879

Learn more about South Kingstown Land Trust here: https://sklt.org/

This hike has limited capacity. Registration is required via this link: https://sklt.org/event-tickets/guided-hikes/

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