Rego Farmland

Help Conserve Two Properties!

Please help ALT permanently conserve Rego Farmland and Jones Preserve! These two Portsmouth properties feature prime farmland and superb wildlife habitat. They are part of the iconic viewscape along East Main Road and are at high risk of development. Let’s protect them forever!

NOSP Position

The Newport Open Space Partnership (“NOSP”) is a coalition of agencies and non-profits that oversaw the creation of the City of Newport Trees, Parks and Open Space Master Plan in 2017. NOSP now seeks a project director to effectively implement the goals of the Plan. ALT acts as the fiscal sponsor of NOSP and is pleased to share the job description here.

Art & Writing Contest

New deadline! Aquidneck Island students are invited to enter artwork and/or written work (short essay or poem) in the ALT 2021 Art & Writing Contest. Work should portray or describe the student’s favorite vista on the island. Enter using our easy submission portal by Tuesday, November 30. Winners receive generous cash prizes and ALT membership!

Citizen Planning: 101

View the video and resource links to the four community workshops recently hosted by ALT and Grow Smart RI. Three municipality-specific land use workshops were held, plus a follow-up “Next Steps” workshop, which presented best practices in land use planning and zoning.

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Build-out Analysis

The build-out analysis we commissioned from Sasaki & Associates is complete. Its projections are sobering; if development and conservation levels continue as projected, all of the unconserved land on Aquidneck Island will be developed by 2050. Read the full report here.

2020 Annual Report

The annual report for ALT’s fiscal year 2020 has been mailed out to current donors. If you would like to receive a hard copy, please let us know and we will send one. Thank you to all of our supporters for being our partners in preservation!

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Conservation Video

We are delighted to share our conservation video with you! See how ALT’s efforts to conserve our land and water resources benefit everyone by protecting the scenic vistas, local agriculture, drinking water supply, and wildlife habitat that make Aquidneck Island special.

ALT HIGHLIGHTS

Newport Daily News | July 29, 2019
ALT, the City of Newport, and the Ballard Family work to conserve Ballard Park.

Providence Journal | April 28, 2019
Owner donates 6.2 acres to Land Trust

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Newport Daily News | November 20, 2018
A local donor leaves ALT $250,000 bequest for land conservation.

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Newport Daily News | August 25, 2018
The new Gewirz Trail at Spruce Acres is scheduled to open soon.

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Newport Daily News | January 8, 2018
Efforts to clean up storm-water got a boost recently, thanks to a donation to the Aquidneck Land Trust.

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Newport Daily News | March 2, 2018
Land Trust raises $368,000 to purchase 15-acre property

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The Newport Daily News | September 11, 2017
Participants in the Bird Banding Walk get a close-up look at a hatch year common yellow throat in Middletown.

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The Newport Daily News | June 29, 2017
Jim and Michelle Garman harvest kale for their CSA customers at their Middletown farm.

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Middletown Patch | August 27, 2017
Three local organizations have won funding ranging from giving away rain barrels to installing art in Miantonomi Park.

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