Middletown, RI. – November 5, 2018 – Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) announces the receipt of a $250,000 bequest from the estate of Beth Everett, a Middletown resident and long-time ALT supporter who died in 2017. The donation was made to honor her late husband Walter Everett.
“This is a tremendously generous gift and we are very honored to be remembered in this way,” said Chuck Allott, Executive Director at ALT. “Mrs. Everett’s bequest for land acquisition greatly increases our readiness for future projects. It will have a permanent impact on Aquidneck Island and will be a lasting reminder of the Everetts’ commitment to land conservation.”
Remembered by friends as a quiet, intelligent, meticulously organized woman with many interests, Beth Everett decided in 2006, a year after Walter’s death, to make plans for a bequest to ALT in his name. Her friend Chris Cotta noted, “She didn’t like to see houses going up. She had a lot of respect for the environment and the super job ALT had been doing to protect the island.” ALT plans to honor the Everetts by installing a bench in their name on the newly-conserved Spruce Acres Farm property, which will open to the public later this fall.