Preserving Aquidneck Island’s open spaces and natural character for the lasting benefit of our community.
Aquidneck Land Trust was founded in 1990 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by a dedicated group of local residents to save the natural character, environmental health, and economic value of Aquidneck Island. On December 8, 1993, ALT secured its first conservation easement...
Rhode Island is the second most densely populated state in the nation. Our state has also led the Nation in the percentage of farmland lost to development. It is estimated that Rhode Island has lost more than 80% of its active farmland since the 1940′s, and that 3/4 of the remaining 40,000 acres are still not protected from development. Aquidneck Island, which is near a number of major urban...
The Aquidneck Land Trust primarily uses permanent conservation easements to protect important open space properties from development and other threats.
ALT generally conserves land with conservation easements instead of owning the land outright because such easements:
Enable landowners to continue to own their beloved land
Help ensure private land stays on municipal tax rolls
Limit ALT’s liability by...
Interactive Map of Land Conserved by ALTClick here to explore this fun and interactive map of all of ALT’s conserved lands.
Local farmers have partnered with ALT to conserve the agricultural heritage and industry of the island. Click here to learn about the conserved farms on Aquidneck Island.
Aquidneck Island Total Conserved Land
Please click here to see the results of ALT’s 2012...
Saint Mary’s Church Land
The proposed 70 +/- acre St. Mary’s Church conservation area is an extremely complete and strategic area from a conservation perspective. The land is located next to a number of previously conserved parcels within ALT’s Center Island Greenway thereby building upon and enhancing this past conservation work. The land also falls within the St....
ALT currently maintains numerous miles of trails for public use. Click on the links below to view trail maps.
• Sakonnet Greenway Trail Map
• Sakonnet Greenway Trails Rule and Regulations
• View Virtual Tour of Sakonnet Greenway Trail
• Oakland Forest and Meadow Trail Map
If you would like to volunteer to help with trail maintenance,
contact Sophia DeMaio at email@example.com or...
Throughout the year, ALT offers a series of events for our donors, landowners and other concerned members of the community to celebrate our successes and raise funds to support future conservation projects.
July 8th: Aquidneck Land Trust Golf Tournament
Held each year at the Newport National Golf Club, this summertime fundraiser brings golfers together for a memorable day of play on a beautiful...
Officially join ALT in our mission to preserve the Island's open spaces and natural character for the lasting benefit of our community. Stand up and be counted for conservation on Aquidneck Island by becoming a member.