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Saving Spruce Acres Farm


Photo: Craig Issod

Help Us Conserve Spruce Acres Farm – Forever!

ALT has a unique opportunity to purchase and conserve a beautiful 22.6 acre property, Spruce Acres Farm on the Portsmouth/Middletown line that is in immediate danger of development. As part of the Sisson Pond watershed, an important water source for our island community, Spruce Acres has a very high conservation value. It abuts other preserved land parcels and, if conserved, would enlarge the Center Island Greenway and preserve a core of open space and wildlife/bird habitat – forever. In addition, its publicly accessible open space, hiking trails and 100% USDA prime soil make it a superb current and future asset for all Islanders and visitors.

Please join the many individuals, businesses, and municipalties who have pledged their support of this $2.3 million project. All contributions are welcomed and appreciated!  Donations of $1,000 or more will be included in the Leadership Launch circle. As a Leadership donor, you will be invited to private events including cocktail receptions and guided trails walks on the property.

Every bit helps; thank you for your contribution to building a foundation for the future of ALT.

Join our Leadership Circle today and help us save Spruce Acres!

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Photo: Jessica Pohl; Watercolor rendering: John Grosvenor


The acquisition of Spruce Acres Farm will build the capacity of ALT as a whole. We would have sufficient land and structures to lead programming and outreach, store necessary equipment for land management activities, and provide hands-on volunteer training to better manage our lands and conservation initiatives throughout Aquidneck Island. For future fundraising and education, Spruce Acres could serve as an exemplary site to connect our members to the land and emphasize the importance of conservation on a fast developing island. The conservation of Spruce Acres Farm will provide permanent open space, ensure irreplaceable watershed protection, and create healthy recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike, in perpetuity.

Leadership Circle

Richard & Nancy Adams
Anthony & Allison Allott
Bill Bagwill & Nancy Stafford
Daniel Bennett
Chris & Catharine Benzak
Michael Blitzer
John & Elizabeth Brooks
Carolann Brown
Mary Bush-Brown
Nicholas Brown
John & Mary Burney
Dayton Carr (In honor of Meg & Don Steiner)
Stacey Carter
Ed & Julia Coll
Lyn & Peggy Comfort
Sandra Craig
James & Joannah Daley
Anne & Peter Damon
Steve & Julie DeLeo
Sheila Desrochers
Lilly Dick (In memory of Ronnie Dick)
Cathy Dinardo
Richard & Lois Eberhard
Johanna & Chuck Fitzpatrick
Linn & Steve Freedman
Sarah Frost
Anne Garnett
The Gewirz Family
Peter & Diana Gonzalez
David Guertin (In memory of Andy Arkway)
Tom Hockaday & Bill Martin
The Howell Family Charitable Foundation
Island Farm Homeowners Association, Inc.
Nancy Jamison & Steve McInnis
Holly Janney
Steve & Irene Johnson
Jane & Steve Kirkpatrick
Joseph Kobylak
The LaMond Family (in memory of Paul LaMond)
Jim Lanzillo
Chris & Susan Ledoux
The Loebs Family Foundation
Tom & Gabi Lowe
Kristin MacMannis
Mark & Maureen Marosits
Newport Tent Company
Nunes-Kalil Family
Bettie & Jonathan Pardee
Carol & Wayne Pembrook
Frank Ray (In memory of Ronnie Dick)
Denise Roberts
Susan Ruf
Stephen Sams & Kate Rooney
Regina Schwarzenberg
Lorna & Jerry Shafir
Jocelyn & Buck Sherman
Susan & Dwight Sipprelle
Ed & Kate Sisk
Meg & Don Steiner
Todd & Lisa Stiles
Krista & CJ Sturtevant
Liz & Peter Tardiff
Linda Ujifusa & J. Mark Ryan
Bob & Barbara Victor