Help Save This Land!
Thanks to hundreds of donations, ALT has raised the funds required to purchase and conserve Little Creek Preserve. Please help us fund the site improvements needed to make the property publicly accessible, including trail creation, boardwalks, and parking facilities. Your contributions to these important projects will make them a reality. Thank you!
Little Creek Preserve (LCP)
Once part of a 75-acre dairy farm, Little Creek Preserve is now a spectacular 15.6-acre property that abuts the Sakonnet Greenway Trail. The wetlands and pond provide excellent habitat for a range of amphibian and avian species, including songbirds and waterfowl. Just some of the wildlife seen and heard on the property include wood ducks, spring peepers, woodchucks, turkeys, resident and migratory songbirds, barn owls, coyotes, and various small mammals.
The headwaters of Little Creek River begin from a freshwater spring on the property, which eventually empties into the Sakonnet River three miles to the south. The wetlands, headwaters, pond and natural spring make it extremely valuable from a water resources perspective. Because it borders other ALT-conserved properties, its acquisition will open up a number of recreational and educational opportunities from the existing trail system and create a larger network of protected wildlife areas.
Your donation will help to fund the improvements necessary to make this beautiful property publicly accessible. Each gift is greatly appreciated. Gifts over $1,000 are recognized as Leadership Gifts. Help save Little Creek Preserve. Thank you!
Spruce Acres Farm (SAF)
ALT members and supporters contributed over $2.1 million in 2016-17 to purchase and permanently conserve Spruce Acres Farm, a centrally-located, 22.7-acre property on the Middletown/ Portsmouth border. SAF abuts the Sisson Pond drinking supply watershed area and is connected to several other conserved properties, collectively known as the Center Island Greenway. These conserved lands provide an important corridor of wildlife and bird habitat. Portions of the property will also be leased for farming and community gardens. SAF is a superb asset for all Islanders and visitors, and its purchase has assured the protection of key land and water assets for our community.
Your donation will help ALT bring this property to full public accessibility so that residents and visitors may enjoy its walking trails, bird and wildlife viewing opportunities, and natural setting while farmers use the prime agricultural soils for growing. Make a gift to Spruce Acres Farm. Thank you!