Merritt Neighborhood Fund
ALT established The Merritt Neighborhood Fund in 1999 to honor the late Peter M. Merritt, the organization’s visionary president emeritus, for his decade of leadership. Peter had a vision to execute the mission of the Land Trust on a smaller scale to benefit individual neighborhoods across Aquidneck Island.
The purpose of the Fund is to provide modest grants to Aquidneck Island’s neighborhood and community groups to support the preservation of small parks and other natural spaces. These groups strengthen their community’s identity and character and model the ethic of land conservation and stewardship through community volunteerism. The following groups were awarded grants from The Merritt Neighborhood Fund in 2017:
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