Calling all citizen scientists! ALT is embarking on an exciting new project: recording all of the species that call our four public properties home. This information will give us a better sense of the biodiversity on our properties and will help us to make informed property management decisions in the future. We are currently recording species at Spruce Acres Farm, Little Creek Preserve, Oakland Forest and Meadow Preserve, and along the Sakonnet Greenway Trail. To volunteer on this project, download the iNaturalist app on your smartphone; more detailed instructions are available here.
Please remember to stay on the trail and be respectful of our neighbors when making observations. This is a great way to independently volunteer with ALT this year, as COVID makes it difficult for us to hold group volunteer events. Questions about the project? Visit our FAQs page or contact Anita Montero at email@example.com.
Trail Keeper Team
ALT relies on trained and committed volunteers to help it maintain and steward its 12 miles of trails. ALT has an Adopt-a-Trail program for ongoing trail monitoring and maintenance. Duties include monitoring the trail on a consistent basis, picking up litter, light maintenance, and trail improvement projects as they come about. If you would like to get involved, please contact Alex Chuman, ALT Stewardship Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-849-2799, ext. 14.
Are you an Adopt-A-Trail member or recently walked on one our trails? Please report trail conditions with this quick form!
Interested in joining our special events team? ALT offers many volunteer opportunities, from assisting at our annual 5K Race for Open Space to joining our staff in volunteering for the Amica Newport Marathon (which results in a generous gift to ALT from Gray Matter Marketing, which organizes the race). We also appreciate volunteers at other events, such as our Winter Festival trail walk. Contact Laura Freedman Pedrick at email@example.com or 401-849-2799 for details.