The Westerly Land Trust

The Westerly Land Trust

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when will westerly farmers market open on main st.?
Just a couple of shots of Winnapaug Farm Preserve!!!
I see on the Westerly Land Trust website that some Board members have chosen to use the image of a Monarch butterfly in lieu of their own photo. That being the case it would make sense to preserve the growing Milkweed, at the Trust property at the corner of Shore Road and Winnapaug Road, which is the primary food source for Monarchs in their caterpillar stage. We all know that Milkweed is under assault from Roundup. Please don't have it mowed down like last year. Let the Monarchs live.
Hi, I was visiting my father recently and attempted to hike in the Riverwood Preserve, with your detailed map in hand. But you can guess what happened - I was turned away by the ridiculous array of do not enter, no trespassing, pedestrians not welcome signed on Old Boy Scout Road. I was convinced by all this signage that the map was out of date, or the preserve had been sold off, or some insane person lived down the road, or something like that. If hikers really do have access, how in the world can someone be allowed to post and maintain such signage? It definitely left a bad impression of the town and its preserves for this otherwise optimistic visitor.
Great hike at Grills Preserve!

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

05/12/2021

πŸ“šπŸ‘Ÿ Literacy Volunteers of Washington County is holding its annual fundraising event, 𝑳𝒂𝒄𝒆 𝑼𝒑 𝒇𝒐𝒓 π‘³π’Šπ’•π’†π’“π’‚π’„π’š from May 16-31. On May 27, the Westerly Land Trust will lead a special walk at Avondale Farm Preserve to encourage Lace Up participants to add to their step counts, or for people who just want to get out and move. To sign up for this walk or for more information about this fundraiser, please click here: https://westerlylandtrust.org/event/lace-up-for-literacy/
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#westerly #westerlyri #rhodeisland #avondalefarmpreserve #literacy #landconservation #environment Literacy Volunteers of Washington County, Inc.

πŸ“šπŸ‘Ÿ Literacy Volunteers of Washington County is holding its annual fundraising event, 𝑳𝒂𝒄𝒆 𝑼𝒑 𝒇𝒐𝒓 π‘³π’Šπ’•π’†π’“π’‚π’„π’š from May 16-31. On May 27, the Westerly Land Trust will lead a special walk at Avondale Farm Preserve to encourage Lace Up participants to add to their step counts, or for people who just want to get out and move. To sign up for this walk or for more information about this fundraiser, please click here: https://westerlylandtrust.org/event/lace-up-for-literacy/
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Photos from The Westerly Land Trust's post 05/12/2021

Thank you to Defenders of Wildlife Northwest Representative Dr. Zoe Hanley for her talk about nonlethal wildlife coexistence techniques, and her work in Washington state. To view the whole talk, see the video on our page.

05/11/2021

"Coexistence can't only be about finding ways for us to continue our status quo while creating barriers between ourselves and wildlife. We also need to think about how coexistence is not only the tools, but the mindset."
Listen to Zoe Hanley, Northwest Representative for Defenders of Wildlife, discuss her work with non-lethal wildlife management practices.

05/10/2021

πŸ’As we spring into warmer weather, flowers and trees are blooming again! Come to our π‘³π’Šπ’—π’Šπ’π’ˆ π‘³π’‚π’ƒπ’π’“π’‚π’•π’π’“π’Šπ’†π’” K-8 lessons to learn about the soil’s micro biome. Follow the links below to sign up for an hour long field trip; parents are welcome, but not required.
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π‘…π‘’π‘”π‘–π‘ π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘› 𝑖𝑠 π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘žπ‘’π‘–π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘‘.
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#westerly #westerlyri #rhodeisland #landconservation #environment #livinglaboratories

πŸ’As we spring into warmer weather, flowers and trees are blooming again! Come to our π‘³π’Šπ’—π’Šπ’π’ˆ π‘³π’‚π’ƒπ’π’“π’‚π’•π’π’“π’Šπ’†π’” K-8 lessons to learn about the soil’s micro biome. Follow the links below to sign up for an hour long field trip; parents are welcome, but not required.
Wᴇᴇᴋ 1: SᴏΙͺʟ Hα΄‡α΄€ΚŸα΄›Κœ α΄€α΄› Wα΄€Κœα΄€Ι΄α΄‡α΄‡α΄›α΄€ Pʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇ
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Make The Most of Spring Harvests from a Westerly Farm 05/06/2021

Make The Most of Spring Harvests from a Westerly Farm

So proud of Frontier Farm!

Make The Most of Spring Harvests from a Westerly Farm Frontier Farm balances crop cultivation and land stewardship on Barlow Nature Preserve

Photos from The Westerly Land Trust's post 04/30/2021

🎧 Episode 5 of the Westerly Land Trust podcast π‘½π’π’Šπ’„π’†π’” 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑳𝒂𝒏𝒅 dropped today! Listen to Mary Gannon and Gabby DeMeillon of RIDEM Fish and Wildlife tell tales of inspiring the next generation of environmentalists through outdoor education programs. Click here to listen: https://anchor.fm/westerly-land-trust/episodes/Ep--5---RI-Fish-and-Wildlife-etilol
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#westerly #westerlyri #rhodeisland #environment #landconservation @rhodeisland.dem

Keepers of the Land Film 04/23/2021

Keepers of the Land Film

πŸ₯¦πŸŒ½πŸŽπŸ§…πŸ… As Earth Day Week 2021 comes to a close, enjoy this reprise of our short film 𝑲𝒆𝒆𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑳𝒂𝒏𝒅 which highlights the intersection of local agriculture and land conservation. Thank you to everyone who made this a beautiful, environmentally friendly week!
#westerly #westerlyri #rhodeisland #earthday #EarthDay2021 #earthdayeveryday #landconservation #localagriculture
Featuring: Frontier Farm π™΄πšŒπš‘πš˜ πšπš˜πšŒπš” π™΅πš•πš˜πš πšŽπš›πšœ Vita Nova Compost Ever-Breeze Farm Little River Farm Watch Hill Oysters Wehpittituck Farm
Produced by: Frame + Focus Media

Keepers of the Land Film This is "Keepers of the Land Film" by Westerly Land Trust on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

04/22/2021

Happy #EarthDay from your friends at the Westerly Land Trust! We work hard to keep the mission of Earth Day alive every day of the year, and thank you for your ongoing support in our efforts!

Happy #EarthDay from your friends at the Westerly Land Trust! We work hard to keep the mission of Earth Day alive every day of the year, and thank you for your ongoing support in our efforts!

04/21/2021

Today is the last day to reserve your spot for the Voices of the Land Earth Day Panel Discussion brought to you by the Westerly Land Trust and Westerly Library & Wilcox Park. To register, please follow this link: https://westerlylibrary.org/events/2021/02/10/westerly-land-trust-voices-land

Today is the last day to reserve your spot for the Voices of the Land Earth Day Panel Discussion brought to you by the Westerly Land Trust and Westerly Library & Wilcox Park. To register, please follow this link: https://westerlylibrary.org/events/2021/02/10/westerly-land-trust-voices-land

04/19/2021

Happy Earth Week! We have our Story Slam submissions on our website for everyone to read. Thank you to all the writers who participated!
https://westerlylandtrust.org/writing-slam-for-earth-day/

Happy Earth Week! We have our Story Slam submissions on our website for everyone to read. Thank you to all the writers who participated!
https://westerlylandtrust.org/writing-slam-for-earth-day/

04/16/2021

Earth Day is just next week, and we have a week packed with fun, impactful events and activities! You can find our entire listing on our website at https://westerlylandtrust.org/event/earth-day-week-2021/
#CleanUpSouthCounty

Earth Day is just next week, and we have a week packed with fun, impactful events and activities! You can find our entire listing on our website at https://westerlylandtrust.org/event/earth-day-week-2021/
#CleanUpSouthCounty

[04/06/21]   Update: We've been informed that all the free trees have found good homes!

🌳🌲 Arbor Day is just around the corner! Click below to find out how you can get a free tree!

04/05/2021

Join us this Thursday, April 8, at Barlow Nature Preserve for a hike and farm tour. Reservations are required. Click the link below to find out how to reserve your spot.

https://westerlylandtrust.org/event/hike-at-barlow-nature-preserve-westerly-ri/

Join us this Thursday, April 8, at Barlow Nature Preserve for a hike and farm tour. Reservations are required. Click the link below to find out how to reserve your spot.

https://westerlylandtrust.org/event/hike-at-barlow-nature-preserve-westerly-ri/

04/02/2021

πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’›Wow!! Thank you to everyone who participated in yesterday’s 401 Gives event! We are humbled by the outpouring of generosity, not only bestowed upon the Westerly Land Trust, but upon our fellow nonprofits, too. Great job, Rhode Island! You make us proud. To see final stats, click this link: www.401Gives.org
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πŸ“Έ: Avondale Preserve by Rebecca Woodward
#401gives #westerly #westerlyri #rhodeisland #landconservation #environment

πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’›Wow!! Thank you to everyone who participated in yesterday’s 401 Gives event! We are humbled by the outpouring of generosity, not only bestowed upon the Westerly Land Trust, but upon our fellow nonprofits, too. Great job, Rhode Island! You make us proud. To see final stats, click this link: www.401Gives.org
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πŸ“Έ: Avondale Preserve by Rebecca Woodward
#401gives #westerly #westerlyri #rhodeisland #landconservation #environment

Support Westerly Land Trust in #401Gives! | 401Gives 04/01/2021

Support Westerly Land Trust in #401Gives! | 401Gives

Today is the Day! We are blown away by the generosity we've seen so far. Thank you to everyone who has gotten us to this level. If you haven't participated yet, there's still time. We are going all the way until 5:59am tomorrow morning. Just click on this link, and it will take you straight to the Westerly Land Trust 401 Gives page.
#401Gives

https://www.401gives.org/organizations/westerly-land-trust

Support Westerly Land Trust in #401Gives! | 401Gives I’m ready to support Westerly Land Trust on April 1, 2021 during 401Gives. Learn more about Westerly Land Trust and all the other organizations participating in #401Gives.

03/31/2021

πŸ¦β˜€οΈ Calling all early birds! 401 Gives is TOMORROW, April 1! The Rhode Island Foundation has generously offered to match the first $50,000 of the day beginning at 6am (Max match per donor, per nonprofit is $500). Will you help us reach our goal on this statewide day of giving? On April 1, starting at 6am, click on this link: https://www.401gives.org/organizations/westerly-land-trust.
We are grateful for your support. πŸ’š
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πŸ“Έ: Tufted titmouse at Dr. John Champlin Glacier Park by Jim Burke.
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#401gives #westerly #westerlyri #rhodeisland #landconservation #tuftedtitmouse #environment

πŸ¦β˜€οΈ Calling all early birds! 401 Gives is TOMORROW, April 1! The Rhode Island Foundation has generously offered to match the first $50,000 of the day beginning at 6am (Max match per donor, per nonprofit is $500). Will you help us reach our goal on this statewide day of giving? On April 1, starting at 6am, click on this link: https://www.401gives.org/organizations/westerly-land-trust.
We are grateful for your support. πŸ’š
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πŸ“Έ: Tufted titmouse at Dr. John Champlin Glacier Park by Jim Burke.
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#401gives #westerly #westerlyri #rhodeisland #landconservation #tuftedtitmouse #environment

03/26/2021

🎧 It’s the final Friday of March, which means you can now listen to Episode 4 of WLT’s Voices of the Land podcast. This month, Joe and Erika chat with two University of Rhode Island researchers, Dr. Lisa Tewksbury who studies beetles and research associate Amy Mayer (pictured) who studies bobcats. Many thanks to Dr. Lisa and Amy for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm about native Rhode Island species. To listen to this month’s episode or any of the previous episodes, click the here: https://anchor.fm/westerly-land-trust

#westerly #westerlyri #landconservation #beetles #bobcats #rhodeisland #uri #universityofrhodeisland

URI Biocontrol Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
πŸ“Έ:Troy Langknecht.

03/24/2021

401Gives

Big thanks to United Way of Rhode Island for sharing our β€œWhat’s Your Why?” video in anticipation of 401 Gives, RI’s statewide day of giving on April 1st. What’s YOUR land conservation β€œwhy”?

As the weather gets nicer, we begin to appreciate more and more the beautiful natural spaces throughout Rhode Island. The Westerly Land Trust is working to preserve those spaces for generations to enjoy.

They are one of 425+ organizations participating in #401Gives. On April 1, 2021, we'll celebrate the biggest day of giving in Rhode Island History!

Have you made your giving plan yet?

Visit 401Gives.org for more information.

03/24/2021

🌲 Need to stretch your legs? Join us for a hike at Grills Preserve on Thursday, March 25 at 10am. Click the link for details on how to RSVP. Happy trails! https://westerlylandtrust.org/event/hike-at-grills-preserve-westerly-ri/

03/23/2021

The Westerly Land Trust

westerlylandtrust.org 03/22/2021

World Water Day: March 22, 2021

Celebrate World Water Day! World Water Day focuses on access to clean water and sanitation around the world. We, too, believe in the power of water, and want to bring water access and its importance to the ecosystem to your attention today. Take a look at these Water Day fact sheets about the many aquatic environments you can find on our preserves! Each one has its own unique properties and life that it supports. From swamps to salt marshes, we have it all. Get out there and explore water in Westerly, and tag us in your pictures!
https://westerlylandtrust.org/world-water-day/

westerlylandtrust.org World Water Day: March 22, 2021 Celebrate World Water Day Today and Every Day! While we are the Westerly LAND Trust, but many of our properties lie on the banks of the Pawcatuck River, host streams, consist of wetlands or salt marsh , or play integral roles in natural flood storage. Today, being Wor...

03/17/2021

πŸ₯ΎπŸ†πŸŒ²Congratulations, Carol, on completing the Westerly Land Trust Passport Program. Way to go!
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Interested in learning about this program and how to earn this free tshirt?! Check our our Westerly Land Trust Trails App in your app store.
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#westerly #westerlyri #takeahike #getoutdoors #lovewhereyoulive #westerlyri #passportprogram #landconservation

03/11/2021

πŸ₯Ύ Blue trail, blue sky.
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#westerly #westerlyri #grillspreserve #landconservation #hike #takeahike #landtrust

theday.com 03/05/2021

UPDATED: Stonington supports plan to preserve 220 acres of pristine forest, fields

Great land conservation news from our Connecticut neighbors! The Town of Stonington, CT Board of Finance voted to protect 220 acres off Al Harvey Road. Many thanks to all the partners who made this happen including The Trust for Public Land, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region, and Aquarion Water Company.

theday.com StoningtonΒ β€” The Board of FinanceΒ voted unanimously Wednesday night to contribute up to $300,000Β toΒ help preserve 220

03/03/2021

🌲 🌳 🌴🌡Do you speak for the trees? Come out to Grills Preserve TODAY to read The Lorax as you hike the trail. This is part of Critter Crew, which you can register for here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ea5af2ca1fbc70-critter
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#drsuess #thelorax #readacrossamericaweek #westerly #westerlyri #landconservation #environment

03/02/2021

🐸 Here's how you can become a FrogWatch volunteer!

A Spring peepers call can be heard from as far as 1 -2.5 miles away! Hop to their call and join FrogWatch USA. Amphibians are some of the most threatened animals on the planet. By signing up as a FrogWatch volunteer, you can help by observing frogs and toads in your local area. This year’s training is now available online! Sign up for exclusive access now through March 31st: rwpzoo.org/frogwatch

Fun Fact: Spring peepers are very tolerant of cold conditions. They can withstand freezing during winter hibernation due to a natural β€œantifreeze” in their blood.

πŸ“Έ: Patricia C.

03/02/2021

🎧 Have you heard the 3rd episode of WLT’s Voices of the Land podcast? This month we chat with Alex Chuman and Anita Montero of Aquidneck Land Trust about their passion for conserving open space on Aquidneck Island. Click here: https://anchor.fm/westerly-land-trust/episodes/Ep--3---Aquidneck-Land-Trust-equ37d or stream on your favorite podcast app. Enjoy!
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#westerly #westerlyri #aquidneckisland #newportri #landconservation #environment #environmentalpodcast

03/01/2021

The Westerly Land Trust's cover photo

02/25/2021

🦊 Critter Crew has been rescheduled! Join us Wednesday, March 3rd from 12p-4p at Grills Preserve for a variety of activities aimed to connect kiddos with nature. To register, follow the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ea5af2ca1fbc70-critter .

🦢Look for animal tracks with guided signs.
🌳 Read The Lorax as you find the pages on trees along the trail.
🐿 Go on a Critter Count with a bingo inspired search (completed sheets get a prize!)
🎯 If the snow lasts, there will be bullseyes for snowball throwing.
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Please register at https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0c4ea5af2ca1fbc70-critter . Registrations are required to stagger arrival times to keep the event COVID safe. You are welcome to stay longer than the slotted arrival time to experience all the hiking activities.
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πŸ“Έ: Sandi Carmichael
#westerly #westerlyri #westerlyrhodeisland #fox #outdooreducation #landconservation #landtrust #environmentaleducation

02/23/2021

Our land conservation efforts also benefit local waterways and even the ocean. Can you create a work of art that shows how you are connected to the ocean? Submit it to URI Graduate School of Oceanography Ocean View Art Competition through the link in this flyer. Deadline for submissions is March 1st.
#westerly #westerlyri #oceanview #URI

02/18/2021
02/16/2021

The calm AFTER the storm: Come to Wahaneeta Preserve until 4PM today for fun animal arts and crafts!

02/08/2021

It’s a lovely winter day in Westerly. Hope you get a chance to step outside, breathe the fresh air, build a snowman, or look for animal tracks in the snow.
#barlownaturereserve #westerly #westerlyri #winter #animaltracks

providencejournal.com 02/05/2021

Walking RI: Surprises abound at Westerly's Grills Preserve

providencejournal.com Cairns marking a historic flood, remnants from the textile age and a Revolutionary War soldier's grave are among the sights awaiting hikers.

02/05/2021

The Westerly Land Trust's cover photo

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