ALT Press Releases

ALT ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY GARDEN AT SPRUCE ACRES FARM

Middletown, R.I. – May 14, 2019 – ALT announces the opening of nine raised garden beds at Spruce Acres Farm, now available for public use.

ALT PRESENTS CLIMATE CHANGE SPEAKER

Middletown, R.I. – May 2, 2019 – ALT announces a lecture on climate change given by Dr. Martha McConnell on Wednesday, May 8, at Rogers High School in Newport.

ALT ANNOUNCES CONSERVATION OF MIDDLETOWN PROPERTY

Middletown, R.I. – April 29, 2019 – Aquidneck Land Trust announced that a 6.20-acre property near Third Beach Road in Middletown has been placed under conservation easement.

NEW ALT BOARD MEMBERS NAMED

Middletown, RI. – March 8, 2019 - ALT has announced that two new board members were appointed to the board of trustees at the organization’s annual meeting, held February 7 at the Atlantic Resort.

2018 ART & WRITING WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Middletown, RI. – January 10, 2019 - ALT has announced fifteen student winners in the 2018 Sixteen on Center Art & Writing Contest.

ALT AND BLUE GARDEN ANNOUNCE CONSERVATION PLANS

Middletown, R.I. – January 2, 2019 – ALT and the Hamilton Family Charitable Trust announce that the Blue Garden, a historic Newport property designed from 1910–1918 by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., has been placed under permanent conservation easement.

ALT RECEIVES $250,000 BEQUEST FOR LAND CONSERVATION

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 AMAZING WORLD OF BIRDS” COURSE

Middletown, R.I. – December 18, 2018 - ALT will offer a six-part course on bird biology taught by Dr. Charles Clarkson, ALT board member and professional ornithologist.

ALT ANNOUNCES 5K RACE FOR OPEN SPACE

Middletown, RI. – August 7, 2018 – Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) has opened registration for the 11th Annual 5K Race for Open Space, to be held on November 3, 2018.

ALT ANNOUNCES MERRITT NEIGHBORHOOD FUND GRANT AWARDS

Middletown, RI. – May 22, 2018 – Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) has awarded 12 grants totaling $16,000 to local community and neighborhood groups through its annual grant program, the Merritt Neighborhood Fund.

ALT AWARDED GRANT FOR MAINTENANCE TRUCK AND MOWER

Middletown, RI. – May 17, 2018 - Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) announces the purchase of a 2010 Toyota Tacoma truck and new field and brush mower with a grant awarded by the Champlin Foundation.

AQUIDNECK LAND TRUST ANNOUNCES APRIL 6 DEADLINE FOR COMMUNITY GRANTS

Middletown, RI. – March 14, 2018 – Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) is accepting applications for grants from the Merritt Neighborhood Fund, which supports the preservation of small parks, community gardens, and other natural spaces on Aquidneck Island.

AQUIDNECK LAND TRUST ANNOUNCES FARMLINK AQUIDNECK INITIATIVE

Middletown, RI. – March 5, 2018 - Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) recently announced the launch of Farmlink Aquidneck, an online resource for Rhode Island farmers.

LITTLE CREEK RECEIVES RHODE ISLAND DEM GRANT

Middletown, RI - January 15, 2018 – Great news! ALT has received a $151,500 grant from The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management for the purchase of Little Creek Preserve in Portsmouth.

AQUIDNECK LAND TRUST ANNOUNCES OPEN REGISTRATION FOR ANNUAL 5K RACE FOR OPEN SPACE

Middletown, RI. – September 5, 2017 – Aquidneck Land Trust ("ALT") has opened registration for the 10th Annual 5K Race for Open Space, to be held on November 4, 2017. The 5K Run/Walk is a loop course along the scenic Sakonnet Greenway Trail.

AQUIDNECK LAND TRUST ANNOUNCES MERRITT NEIGHBORHOOD FUND GRANT AWARDS

Middletown, RI. – July 24, 2017 – Aquidneck Land Trust ("ALT") has awarded 15 grants totaling over $14,000 to local community and neighborhood groups through its annual grant program, the Merritt Neighborhood Fund.

AQUIDNECK LAND TRUST AND NEWPORT COUNTY YMCA ANNOUNCE "FITNESS IN THE PARK" IN NEWPORT

Middletown, RI. – June 28, 2017 – Aquidneck Land Trust ("ALT") and the Newport County YMCA announce plans for a free exercise program, Fitness in the Park, scheduled to take place every Sunday in August at Miantonomi Park in Newport.

AQUIDNECK LAND TRUST ANNOUNCES ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS

Middletown, RI. – June 20, 2017 – Aquidneck Land Trust ("ALT") has selected two local high school seniors to receive the fourth annual Environmental Leadership Award ("ELA") for the 2016-2017 school year. The scholarship supports youth leaders on Aquidneck Island...

CITY OF NEWPORT AND AQUIDNECK LAND TRUST ANNOUNCE OPEN DAYS AT MIANTONOMI PARK MEMORIAL TOWER

Middletown, RI. – June 14, 2017 – Aquidneck Land Trust ("ALT") and the City of Newport, as part of the Newport Open Space Partnership, announce new summer hours for the historic tower in Miantonomi Park as part of the Annual Miantonomi Exploration Days.

AQUIDNECK LAND TRUST ANNOUNCES BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT

Middletown, RI. – May 9, 2017 – Aquidneck Land Trust ("ALT") will host its fifteenth annual golf tournament on Monday, June 19, at Newport National Golf Course in Middletown, RI. The tournament raises funds to support future conservation efforts on Aquidneck Island.