A New Field at Sweet Berry Farm
Your donation will help ALT permanently protect a new section of Sweet Berry Farm! This 5.5-acre property abuts the farm, which already has 84 acres of land under conservation easement with ALT. It will be used to grow seasonal crops such as strawberries and pumpkins, and will be the newest property in the 1,260 acres of conserved land that are known collectively as the Sakonnet Greenway. It is a beautiful parcel with important conservation values. It offers prime farmland, connects to other conserved lands, and is located near two of the Island’s seven drinking water reservoirs. All of the island’s reservoirs are deemed impaired by the Department of Environmental Management, and protecting nearby land is an important way of improving their future viability. The land trust must raise $268,286 to permanently conserve the land. Your gift of any size will help us protect this property from development forever!
Please make a donation to help ALT conserve a section of Glen Farm, a 7.5-acre property in Portsmouth. This beautiful parcel has significant conservation values; it was once part of the historic Taylor estate, dating back to 1882, and is now used as an essential grazing paddock for horses at the adjacent Glen Farm Stables. It offers important wildlife habitat in the form of grassland, wetlands, scrub/shrub and mature trees along a stone-walled boundary. It is contiguous to a creek that drains into the Sakonnet River, with an outflow just 500 feet north of Sandy Point Beach. Your donation will help us permanently conserve this property, which will, in future, offer public accessibility on a trail around the paddock.
Your generous donations are the lifeblood of our operations. Your support enables us to conserve open space, undertake projects to protect our water supply and watershed area, promote local food production, and educate local youth about conservation. With your help, ALT has conserved 2,605.55 acres of open space — over 11% of our island! — since 1990. Thank you!
Little Creek Preserve Trailside Park
Little Creek Preserve is a spectacular 15.6-acre property that abuts the Sakonnet Greenway Trail, off of Bramans Lane in Portsmouth. With the generous support of hundreds of donors, ALT has raised the funds required to conserve it forever. Your donation to the Trailside Park will help us make the necessary site improvements to make this property publicly accessible. Improvements include trail and boardwalk creation, and park amenities such as benches and picnic tables. Every gift is important – thank you!
The Little Creek River headwaters originate from a freshwater spring on the property and eventually empty 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. They provide excellent habitat for a range of amphibian and avian species, including songbirds and waterfowl. Wood ducks, spring peepers, woodchucks, turkeys, resident and migratory songbirds, barn owls and various small mammals are all at home on this beautiful site. Its conservation will expand recreational and educational opportunities from the existing trail system and create a larger network of protected wildlife areas on Aquidneck Island.