Conserve Aquidneck Now
ALT’s conservation mission is exceptionally time-sensitive. Aquidneck Island consists of approximately 24,500 acres, 10.6% of which (2,580 acres) is under permanent conservation by the Aquidneck Land Trust, and another 10.6% conserved by other groups. Our goal is for ALT to conserve 4,000 acres before the opportunity to do so is lost forever. We use the phrase “Conserve Aquidneck Now,” or “CAN” to express our goal of achieving landscape-scale conservation. By looking at the Island’s 24,500 acres as connected landscapes, rather than a series of distinct parcels, we can maximize the impact of conserved corridors of farmland, watersheds, parks and other open space. CAN and other initiatives ensure that we are implementing a well-thought out, carefully researched vision to protect our source drinking water, farming viability, publicly-accessible lands and wildlife habitat corridors.