ALT Annual Fund – A New Challenge!

A generous anonymous donor has offered to MATCH new annual fund gifts and memberships! How does your gift qualify? Any gift that is larger than your last annual fund gift qualifies…as does any gift or membership from a new donor. Please help us reach the full $30,000 challenge. Thank you!

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Fiesta Verde 2019

Thanks to all who attended Fiesta Verde 2019 and made it a smashing success! This annual event raises funds to protect open space on our beautiful island. Relive the evening with our photo album, and Save the date for Fiesta Verde 2020: July 18, 2020.

Conservation News

The historic Blue Garden in Newport was conserved in late 2018, when the Hamilton Family Charitable Trust generously donated a conservation easement to ALT. A dedication ceremony with the Hamilton family and ALT board and staff was held in June 2019; see photos of this event. Our thanks to the Trust for conserving this important 3.68-acre property, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.

Build-out Analysis

Over 150 Islanders attended our public forum in August 2019 to learn more about a build-out analysis of Aquidneck Island that ALT commissioned from Sasaki & Associates. The consultants used statistical data to project two future scenarios, based on continued trends vs. adoption of “Smart Growth” tenants. The final report will be made public later this year; see the two-page synopsis here.

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Bird Banding Demo

Learn about the science of bird banding at our September 22 Walk & Talk with Dr. Jameson Chace, who will demonstrate this aspect of his research and explain the importance of collecting data on the migratory birds of Aquidneck Island. Free!

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Race for Open Space

Register now for our annual 5K Race for Open Space on Saturday, November 2! Run or walk this beautiful route, which begins on the conserved Sakonnet Greenway Trail. Strollers and leashed dogs welcome. Prizes, gifts, snacks, and fun for every age.

ALT Trails

Looking for a walk, run, or hike on a nature trail? ALT offers three trail systems, spread over dozens of conserved properties. The longest trail is the Sakonnet Greenway Trail, which is over 10 miles long! Shorter trails are easily accessible at Spruce Acres and Oakland Forest. See you on the trail!

ALT HIGHLIGHTS

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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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