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!

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Swiss Village News

Wonderful news! Swiss Village Foundation has granted ALT a conservation easement governing approximately 24 acres of land in conjunction with its sale of the historic Newport property. Read more about this important property in the press release.

Annual Meeting

ALT’s 2022 Annual Meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 3. All are welcome to this event, which will take place online. Please see our registration page for instructions on how to register and receive your Zoom link.

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 the island will be developed by 2050. Read the full report here.

2021 Newsletter

Our 2021 newsletter has been mailed to current donors. If you would like to receive a 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.

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Newport This Week | December 9, 2021
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Newport Daily News | July 23, 2021
ALT launches campaign to preserve two Portsmouth properties.

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Newport Daily News | May 24, 2019
ALT has opened a new 165-foot boardwalk at its Little Creek Preserve property on Bramans Lane in Portsmouth.

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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