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If you're interested in learning how to identify bumble bees and observing queens as they search for nests, join my Providence College student and me for Sunday's Bumble Bee Walk at The Westerly Land Trust, noon - 2pm! Registration is required, but FREE!
Gray skies in the NW and looking east, waning April.
**Billy Bragg is coming to The United with Alice Phoebe Lou** Friday, October 7th at 8 pm | PRESENTED BY WESTERLY SOUND. Tickets on sale now! unitedtheatre.org / LINK IN BIO!

It was thirty-seven years ago when the Saturday boy from Essex became the UK’s foremost political singer-songwriter. He released his first record, Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy, bashed out on a punk rock electric guitar. It charted at number 30. Billy Bragg had arrived. He’d risen from obscurity to semi-obscurity.’ Politicised by a Tory government, Billy bought himself out of the British Army in 1981 (‘the best £175 I ever spent’), and blazed his own modest trail. His ‘difficult third album’ Talking with The Tax man About Poetry took on additional guitar, piano and flugelhorn. Between the Wars EP landed him on Top of the Pops. He even made a jaunty video, but went back to basics for William Bloke, reflecting a changing geopolitical world after the Berlin Wall.

The intervening three-and-a-half decades have been marked by numerous milestones and way stations, political and personal, topping the singles chart, having a street named after him, being mentioned in Dylan’s memoir, being invited to deliver a seminar on accountability at the Bank of England and meeting the Queen.‘ Ruggedly handsome’ (according to one Facebook fan), there ain’t no stopping him now. For every protest song (‘There Is Power in A Union’), there’s a declaration of love (‘I Will Be Your Shield). Orator, published author, entertainer, rabble-rouser, negotiator, pamphleteer, the fabled ‘big-nosed bard from Barking’ is many things. Lockdown couldn’t keep him down. Instead, he looked inwardly as well as outwardly, and joined the two together, stronger. A new set, The Million Things That Never Happened emerged, blinking back into the light.

@billybraggofficial @westerlysound #tickets #onsalenow #livemusic #liveperformance #activist #artist #musician #UK #singersongwriter #westerlyri @westerlyrhodeisland @ocean_community_chamber The Westerly Land Trust
It's that time again! Story time, that is! AND a movie, you say!! WOW! That's a lot--for ONLY $8, we can't wait!!
Clifford The Big Red Dog is our star this Sunday at 10am at The United! The Savoy Bookshop and Cafe will be in the house to read to us and share some of their favorite stories of Emily and her best friend Clifford! Don't miss a lovely morning for the whole family! Tickets available at unitedtheatre.org ...or this really long but easy to click link!
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Join us Sunday, April 24th for our Story to Screen series, presented in partnership with The Savoy Bookshop & Cafe! Enjoy story time with The Savoy at The United, then we'll watch a movie on our Main Cinema based on the book we read!

This month we'll be reading and watching Clifford the Big Red Dog!

Story time begins at 10 am--you can choose to stay for just the reading or for both (until about 1pm). Each Guest will receive a small popcorn with your ticket. The Savoy Book Store will also have a table on site selling the book that we read that day!

This event is open to all ages however this is a Youth program, and suggested ages are based on each movie.

Savoy Bookshop and Cafe #clifford #cliffordthebigreddog Storytime #storytoscreen #youth #event #book #movie #funforkids #funforthewholefamily Shoreline Moms- The Local Moms Network The Westerly Land Trust
Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce
The RI Phil @ The United Music School is pleased to present a new educational performance series: Musicians Among Us. Thursday, April 14th | 6 - 7 pm. Suggested Donation for this event is $10/ person (free to all RI Philharmonic @ The United Music School students.) This event is open to all ages.

The series will benefit our young aspiring performers, especially students at our music school, by creating an opportunity for them to observe and ask questions of real-world musicians. The bi-monthly program includes a performance, gear demonstration, and a Q&A session with the performer. Musicians Among Us also demonstrates to our youth how making music is a part of everyday life for so many in our area, whether they be professional musicians, “weekend warriors,” or somewhere in between. We invite you to learn from the very best musicians the Ocean Community has to offer.

We are pleased to announce the performance of our good friend--Thor Jensen. In the past 10 years, Thor has traveled a lot of different roads. From chasing buses in a grease powered van, playing Americana music with Quiet Life and opening for the likes of Dr. Dog, Portugal. The Man, The Head and the Heart, and Shovels and Rope. Then onto joining the Stephane Wrembel Band, playing both Stephane’s original music and the music of Django Reinhardt, performing at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, the Lyon Opera House and touring all over the world, all the while immersing himself in New York’s early jazz scene. Thor is a Stonington native and a graduate of Stonington High School. Read more about Thor Jensen at https://www.thorjensenmusic.com/

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Featured on The Westerly Land Trust podcast “Voices of the Land”! I enjoyed our very laidback philosophical foray into foraging and immersion in Nature. Thanks for having me! See you out there!🌱
Very still morning, the sound of birds and a train whistle pierce the silence.
Foggy Friday in Avondale Preserve.
A big thank you to The Westerly Land Trust for inviting The Watch Hill Conservancy's Executive Director and Napatree Point Conservation Area Manager to join their Voices of the Land podcast. Jocelyn and Dan enjoyed discussing the importance of conservation and preservation work in the community, and how our organizations can continue to connect!

To listen to the episode, follow the link below or search The Westerly Land Trust in your favorite podcast app.

https://anchor.fm/westerly-land-trust/episodes/Ep--15---Watch-Hill-Conservancy-e1etmmp
Join us Sunday, March 20th for our Story to Screen series, presented in partnership with The Savoy Bookshop & Cafe! Enjoy story time with The Savoy at The United, then we'll watch a movie on our Main Cinema based on the book we read!

This month we'll be reading and watching Peter Rabbit!

Story time begins at 10 am--you can choose to stay for just the reading or for both (until about 1pm). Each Guest will receive a small popcorn with your ticket. The Savoy Book Store will also have a table on site selling the book that we read that day!

This event is open to all ages however this is a Youth program, and suggested ages are based on each movie.

Savoy Bookshop and Cafe #peterrabbit #storytoscreen #youth #event #book #movie #funforkids #funforthewholefamily Shoreline Moms- The Local Moms Network The Westerly Land Trust Westerly Rhodeisland Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce
A big thank you to The Westerly Land Trust for inviting our Executive Director and Napatree Point Conservation Area Manager to join their Voices of the Land podcast. Jocelyn and Dan enjoyed discussing the importance of conservation and preservation work in the community, and how our organizations can continue to connect!

To listen to the episode, follow the link below or search The Westerly Land Trust in your favorite podcast app.

https://anchor.fm/westerly-land-trust/episodes/Ep--15---Watch-Hill-Conservancy-e1etmmp

The Westerly Land Trust conserves 1,700 acres of land that provides valuable wildlife habitats and over 25 miles of hiking trails for public recreation.

Visit www.westerlylandtrust.org to find our properties list, map, trail maps and events calendar. Our mission is to conserve and preserve Westerly's open spaces and special places and to enhance community resources. The Trust's programs and activities are directed to the protection and enhancement of the environment and water resources as well as the preservation of our community's "sense of place."

Operating as usual

04/29/2022

🌳Did you know that trees not only provide us oxygen, but also clean the air? Or how about that they can communicate with each other through underground fungal networks!!!

🌳Trees are so important to our life and well-being, and it is our job to help them thrive.

🌳Join Dr. Deirdre O’Connor tomorrow (4/30) as she leads a Forest Bathing experience at Wahaneeta Preserve and take in the many benefits that trees have to offer.

04/27/2022

🐝 Learn about our springtime pollinators with Dr. Rachael Bonoan of Providence College’s Pollinator Lab. Gain some identification skills as we explore Barlow Nature Preserve for queen bumblebees searching for nesting sites. May 1 @ 12-2pm

To register click here: https://westerlylandtrust.org/event/providence-pollinator-lab-bumblebee-walk/
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Bonding with nature: Westerly Land Trust starts program that touts benefits of being outside 04/26/2022

Bonding with nature: Westerly Land Trust starts program that touts benefits of being outside

WLT recognizes the importance of focusing on mental and physical health, so we created a new program called Wellness in the Woods that combines elements of yoga, meditation and mindfulness in natural settings. Please visit our website westerlylandtrust.org/events-calendar for more information about upcoming events such as:
Forest Bathing: April 30, May 5 & June 5
BarreCoast Yoga at Winnapaug Farm Preserve: May 21, June 21 & July 23

Bonding with nature: Westerly Land Trust starts program that touts benefits of being outside WESTERLY — It was a few days before Earth Day, and Lauren Barber, the conservation programs manager for the Westerly Land Trust, was walking through Riverwood Preserve — 148 acres

04/18/2022

Celebrate the Earth with your family and friends by getting outside on Westerly Land Trust trails and participating in an Earth Day scavenger hunt. Explore at your own pace, send photos of your adventures to Lauren Barber at [email protected] and/or tag us on social media for a chance to be featured and inspire others to explore!

Looking for a new trail to explore? Check out our trails APP (link in bio).

04/04/2022

🎉 𝗧𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝗬𝗼𝘂 for making 2022’s 401Gives a big success for the Westerly Land Trust! Your support on Rhode Island’s Statewide Day of Giving amounted to a whopping $12,070!! We are humbled by the generosity of our community and the whole state: 12,796 donors raised over $3 million from for 507 Rhode Island philanthropies. Now that’s something to sing about!

📸: Jim Burke at Dr. John Champlin Glacier Park

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@401Gives @liveunitedri

04/01/2022

𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗮𝘆! 401Gives is Rhode Island’s Statewide Day of Giving sponsored by United Way of Rhode Island. We were up and at ‘em before 6am and have been glued to the ticker boards ever since. Thank you to everyone who has supported the Westerly Land Trust so far. We are blown away by your generosity! If you haven’t made a gift yet, there’s still time. You have until 6am on Saturday, April 2nd, and can do so at www.401gives.org/organizations/westerly-land-trust

Not just today, but every day, your gifts to the Westerly Land Trust go straight to work to provide outdoor, enriching educational programming for our community’s youth, to connect people with locally produced and sustainably sourced food, and to conserve open space for the enduring benefit of our community. Thank you for signaling your partnership in these endeavors.
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📸: Kathy Fallows at Avondale Farm Preserve
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@401Gives @liveunitedri

03/31/2022

𝗧𝗢𝗠𝗢𝗥𝗥𝗢𝗪 𝗶𝘀 𝟰𝟬𝟭𝗚𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀, Rhode Island’s Statewide Day of Giving, and you have THREE opportunities to double your gift!

⏰ 6am: $25,000 Match from Rhode Island Foundation
⏰ 12pm: $25,000 Match from Rhode Island Foundation
⏰4:01pm: $20,000 Match from Papitto Opportunity Connection

To participate and give a gift, please go to WLT’s 401Gives profile at https://www.401gives.org/organizations/westerly-land-trust. Please note, maximum match per donor per nonprofit is $500.

Thank you in advance for participating in this fun virtual event. Like all your gifts to the Westerly Land Trust, the 401Gives fundraiser goes straight to work to support our local land conservation efforts, youth environmental education, sustainable agriculture, and programming for the enduring benefit of our community. And thanks to Rhode Island Foundation and Papitto Opportunity Connection for their generous matching pledges.
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@401Gives @liveunitedri @rifoundation @pocfoundation.ri

03/25/2022

🎧 𝙉𝙚𝙬 𝙀𝙥𝙞𝙨𝙤𝙙𝙚! WLT goes “earth-to-table” with wild food forager Keith M. Cowley in the newest episode of our podcast 𝗩𝗼𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗱. Tune in to hear our conversation about ethical foraging, invasive species, and the lifetime of lessons waiting for us in the woods.
You can learn more about Keith by following Ethical Forager or visiting his website EthicalForager.org. He can also be found at his Living Sharks Museum in downtown Westerly, RI. Many thanks to Keith sharing his stories and foraging tips and for taking care to steward this planet in a responsible way.
https://anchor.fm/westerly-land-trust/episodes/Ep--16----The-Ethical-Forager--Keith-Cowley-e1g8a77
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In Real Life: Living With Wolves 03/24/2022

In Real Life: Living With Wolves

In May of 2021, we were fortunate enough to have Dr. Zoe Hanley of Defenders of Wildlife join us at Barlow Nature Preserve for a lecture and discussion of nonlethal wildlife coexistence strategies in Washington state. Please enjoy this short documentary featuring Dr. Hanley and the work she does to protect wolves. Thank you for sharing, Zoe!
https://www.newsy.com/stories/in-real-life-living-with-wolves-1/?fbclid=IwAR398vp9Qqxe5mA-rkoQCLFSgGkwdWbLEm10YWRWnhFq68Zdtyhc8oWRR5I

In Real Life: Living With Wolves Wolves are returning to the American West a century after they were nearly eradicated. But can they co-exist on a landscape now reshaped by humans?

Photos from The Westerly Land Trust's post 03/18/2022

🍀It’s a busy weekend at WLT Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day today with a Lucky Leprechaun Hike at Riverwood Preserve 🍀

🌸 On Sunday we are welcoming Spring with a Spring Equinox: Yoga Hike at Grills Preserve. 🌸

To sign up click the link in our bio.

Photos from The Westerly Land Trust's post 03/11/2022

🌲🎉The Westerly Land Trust is excited to announce the acquisition of the 𝗖𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲, 21.47 acres on the Pawcatuck River in the Potter Hill area of Westerly.

Protection of this land was made possible through the generous support of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), Forrest and Frances Lattner Foundation, the Bafflin Foundation, the Champlin Foundation, and the Horace A. and S. Ella Kimball Foundation, in addition to the thoughtful consideration of the Cottrell Family Real Estate Trust. The Land Trust is grateful to the Cottrell family for their foresight in conserving this land.

The Cottrell Family Preserve is a valuable ecological asset featuring hardwood forest, freshwater wetlands, vernal pools, and riverfront. With access to water, cover, edge habitat and food sources, the property supports a wide array of wildlife. In line with the Westerly Land Trust's mission and Rhode Island's state guide plan, preserving parcels like the Cottrell Family Preserve will fortify a natural flood plain and protect the Pawcatuck River’s water quality, both important amidst climate change's imminent threats.

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Photos from The Westerly Land Trust's post 03/10/2022

🌱Looking for 🙌🏼-on outdoor after-school, enrichment? Join the Westerly Land Trust for round 2 of 𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐋𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬! Follow the link in our bio for more information and to register. Questions: [email protected] or 401-315-2610
All sessions are 3:45PM-5:15PM.

𝐃𝐮𝐧𝐧’𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥
K-2: March 30 -FULL
3-4: March 31

𝙎𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙗𝙧𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙀𝙡𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙎𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙡
K-2nd Grade: April 6
Grades 3-4: April 7

𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥
K-2nd Grade: April 13
Grades 3-4: April 14

Free of charge thanks to funding provided through a partnership with SRCID and WPS.

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03/04/2022

Happy National Day of Unplugging 🔌!! Give your electronics a rest and get outside to enjoy some fresh air!

Photos from The Westerly Land Trust's post 02/25/2022

🎧 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗘𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲! Marc and Erika take the show on the road to the Watch Hill Conservancy in today’s episode of Voices of the Land, the Westerly Land Trust podcast. BIG thank you to Executive Director Jocelyn Lahey and Napatree Point Conservation Manager Daniel Cole for their time and hospitality, as well as the important conservation and preservation work they do in Watch Hill. We look forward to many more opportunities for our two like-minded organizations to work together.
To listen, follow the link in our bio or search Westerly Land Trust in your favorite podcast app.
📸: Napatree Point
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@thewatchhillconservancy Napatree Point Conservation Area

02/10/2022

Warmer days are right around the corner, and with them comes our local Farmers Market 👩‍🌾! We are rolling out a new day and time 📢. Market will be held on Wednesday’s from 3-6 in downtown Westerly. Come by after the beach or on your way home from work and support local!

If you are joining us from westerlyfarmersmarket page, you are in the right spot! We hope to see you soon!

Photos from The Westerly Land Trust's post 02/01/2022

WLT’s Coffee and Clearing Club (CCC) indulged in a bit of winter fun this morning, snowshoeing all over Barlow Nature Preserve and RIDEM’s Aguntaug swamp. Some folks even answered the call of the snow angel, proving that snow really does bring out the kid in us! How have you enjoyed nature this winter?
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The Westerly Land Trust updated their address. 02/01/2022

The Westerly Land Trust updated their address.

The Westerly Land Trust updated their address.

01/31/2022

❄️Snow on the farms❄️
Barlow Nature Preserve featuring @echo_rock_flowers @frontierfarmri and @vitanovacompost
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449 Westerly-Bradford Road
Westerly, RI
02891

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