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Join us for Rhode Island Land Trust Days 2021 - August 20 through October 17!

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 (http://rilandtrusts.org/landtrustdays/)for Land Trust sponsored activities. Rhode Island Land Trust Days is a project of the Rhode Island Land Trust Council (http://www.rilandtrusts.org).

*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 (5)

Land Trust Days KICK-OFF at Lawton Farm

Lawton Farm

Join the Scituate Land Trust and Rhode Island Land Trust Council for an evening walk at Lawton Farm to kick off Land Trust Days 2021!

Come experience Rhode Island’s natural beauty as Scituate Land Trust members guide you through this prize conservation area near the Scituate Reservoir! Together we will cross the footbridge on a leisurely walk on the perimeter trail around the fields and a brief loop through the woods.

Managed primarily as a grassland bird sanctuary, Lawton Farm has improved the signage and stream crossings through a Department of Environmental Management grant. The annual bird count consistently tracks nearly 40 species of birds!

The evening begins with an introduction at 5:30 p.m. The walk starts at 6:00 p.m. We will be walking for about 40 minutes at a moderate pace, so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring bug spray.

This event is FREE and suitable for all ages. No pets allowed during nesting season.

Rain Date: Saturday, August 21 at 5:30pm. Updates will be shared on this Meetup event.

Questions? Contact Rob Bower - [masked] (...or post a question in this Meetup event!)

Directions: From Scituate Avenue (Rt. 12), head south on Seven Mile Road 6/10 of a mile. Lawton Farm is on your right.

Learn more about the Scituate Land Trust here: https://www.facebook.com/scituateRILTCC/

Coastal Coves Walk

Boyden Heights Conservation Area

Join the East Providence Conservation Commission for a summer morning stroll through the woods and out to the bike path! From here we will walk the bike path a bit to visit two or three coastal coves. This hike is 2-3 miles long. Bring your camera! Many birds are usually seen in the coves.

Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring bug spray and water. This event is FREE and suitable for all ages! Leashed dogs welcome.

Heavy rain/thunderstorms will cancel the event. Updates will be shared on this Meetup event.

Questions? Contact Ernie Germani -[masked] x6 (...or post a question in this Meetup event!)

Directions: The trail head is opposite 116 Boyden Boulevard, East Providence. From I-195, take RI Exit 1B. Stay right at split to Riverside. Follow Veterans Parkway to the set of lights. Take 3rd right after light onto Boyden Boulevard. Parking is near the end of the road on the right.

Learn more about the East Providence Conservation Commission here: https://www.facebook.com/EPConservationCommission

A Walk in the Woods: Botanizing in the Patricia Sprague Forest Preserve

Patricia Sprague Forest Preserve

This FREE event has limited capacity. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY EMAILING [masked].

Join ecologist and Charlestown Land Trust board member Keith Killingbeck for a walk in the woods! Bill Bryson, author of the 1998 classic A Walk In The Woods, won’t be with us in the Patricia Sprague Forest Preserve, but we’ll make up for his absence by botanizing throughout this 27.8-acre oasis along the Pawcatuck River.

While infinitely shorter than the subject of Bryson’s book, the 2,184-mile Appalachian Trail, the trail through the Sprague Forest intersects a diverse suite of plant communities as varied as upland forest, old fields, and floodplain forest. This diversity supports the wide variety of plant species we will see, identify, and talk about. On our special to-do list for this trip is to find the Indian pipe plants that should be there, but that are not on the Sprague list yet. While Bryson never did succeed in hiking the entire AT, we will have no trouble navigating this 1.2-mile walk in the woods.

Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring bug spray and water. This event is FREE and suitable for all ages! Attendees as asked to leave their dogs at home for this walk.

Rain Date: None. Updates will be emailed to those who have registered for the event by emailing [masked].

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

Meeting Place/Directions: From Carolina Back Road, turn onto Railroad Ave in Carolina, RI. The parking lot will be on the left.

Learn more about the Charlestown Land Trust here: http://charlestownlandtrust.org/

Go Fly a Kite! @ Jacob's Point

Jacobs Point

GO FLY A KITE! Join the Warren Land Conservation Trust for the 3rd annual kite flying event. Drop in anytime between from 1pm-4pm! You can use one of the Land Trust’s kites or bring your own.

This beach looking over the Warren River has a steady on-shore breeze for just about any kind of kite. Fun for ages 3 to 103. Jacob’s Point is a hidden gem off the East Bay Bike Path. Enjoy the beach, watch the boats go by, or watch the osprey, purple martins and salt marsh sparrows. This beach is literally off the beaten path.

This event is FREE and suitable for all ages! Leashed dogs welcome.

Rain Date: Sunday, August 29, 1-4pm. Updates will be shared on this Meetup event.

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

Meeting Place/Directions: Jacob’s Point is located off the East Bay Bike Path 1,000 feet south of Locust Terrace, where there is on-street parking (please do not park beyond the bike path on this road). It also is 1,000 feet north of ASRI’s Nature Center and Aquarium.

Learn more about the Warren Land Conservation Trust here: warrenlct.org

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