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"Together, Saving the Island We Love"

Conservation Speaker Series

The purpose of the Aquidneck Land Trust’s Conservation Speaker Series is to bring important speakers to Aquidneck Island over the course of a year so as to deepen the dialogue on our island about conservation matters.



September 18:
Bird Banding w/ Jim Chace

Learn about Salve Regina University’s students’ migratory bird research on Bailey Brook and watch birds being banded. ALT has partnered with the Town of Middletown to preserve this parcel of land buffering Bailey Brook, which is a primary source of drinking water for Middletown and Newport residents. It also serves as habitat for several migratory bird species.

This free tour will be led by Salve Regina University Professor and ALT Board Member, Jim Chace, and his students. We’ll be meeting at 9 a.m. and will walk to the preserve. Please park at the Middletown Police Station located at 123 Valley Road. Parking is limited so please carpool.

RSVP: lpedrick@ailt.org or 401-849-2799 x 18.


September 29:

Art in Nature: An Interactive Installation

Join us on September 29 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. for Art in Nature at Paradise Valley Park in Middletown with artist Dick Lynn for his interactive installation titled “Frackhouse: Choose your path.”

The installation addresses the environmental issue of natural gas fracking but, on a greater level, questions us on how we treat our environment, our children and our neighbors. It uses sound, text, environment and interactivity.

RSVP: lpedrick@ailt.org or 401-849-2799 x 18.