Our Newest Project!

Help ALT permanently conserve a new section of Sweet Berry Farm! This property will be used to grow strawberries and pumpkins. It will expand the corridor of open space known as the Sakonnet Greenway, and will help protect one of our impaired drinking water reservoirs. Your donation is much appreciated!

Save Glen Farm!

Please help ALT conserve a section of Glen Farm, a 7.5-acre property in Portsmouth. This historic parcel has significant conservation values, offering important wildlife habitat in the form of grassland, wetlands, scrub/shrub and mature trees. Your donation will help permanently conserve this property – thank you!

Art & Writing Contest

Our 2020 Art & Writing Contest is now open! All K-12 Aquidneck Island students are invited to submit artwork, an essay, or a poem that describes their favorite Aquidneck Island vista. Entries due by noon, December 17. Cash prizes will be awarded to the 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-place winners of each category. Sponsored by Sixteen on Center.

ALT Annual Meeting

ALT’s 2021 Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 4, at 6:30 p.m. This will be a virtual event; please check back in early January for registration details. We look forward to sharing the successes of our 2020 fiscal year with all of our loyal supporters!

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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.

Undergrounding

The Scenic Third Beach Project will bury utilities underground, remove 77 unsightly poles and restore the scenic landscape along a 1.2-mile stretch of Third Beach Road and Indian Avenue. ALT is proud to be part of the coalition that made this possible. Work will begin in June 2020.

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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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