What is the West Greenwich Land Trust?
SAVE THE DATE
Friday, September 23,
Saturday, September 24, 2016
To all who participated in the
Earth Day Town Cleanup held
on Saturday, April 23, 2016...
Thanks for helping us keep
the town clean and green!
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The West Greenwich Land Trust is
seeking proposals for a one-year contract
agreement with a two-year option for
coordination of weddings & special events
at the Palmer Meeting House and
Plain Meeting House in West Greenwich.
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BOOK YOUR SPECIAL EVENT
Plain Meeting House on Plain Meeting
House Road and Palmer Meeting House on
Escoheag Hill Road have been designated
use to host special town public events.
In addition, both buildings are available
for private use for weddings and/or
special events for a fee.
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are needed for our new
Help preserve and protect part of our
cultural heritage for future generations!
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
In 1997 the West Greenwich Town Council established this trust to acquire and
preserve open space in our town. Lands described as farm land, open spaces, historical places, fresh water wetlands, ground water recharge areas, well fields,
wildlife habitats, bicycle and hiking paths and land for future public recreational use are among those noted in the enabling ordinance.
What is the Land Trust's mission?
The purpose of the West Greenwich Land Trust is to preserve open space and
maintain existing agricultural, wildlife, recreational, scenic, and historical land uses which represent the natural heritage of the Town, through voluntary means emphasizing private ownership.
What do the Land Trustees do?
Your Land Trustees, appointed by the Town Council, are authorized to:
- Receive gifts and donations of land.
- Accept and hold development rights in trust returning tax benefits to land owners.
- Purchase ecologically sensitive lands when necessary.
- Provide land stewardship in perpetuity.
- Promote citizen participation in protecting our rural heritage.
WGLT Receives Grant
The West Greenwich Land Trust received a grant of $4,000 from the Rhode Island
Foundation this past month to install four informational kiosks on its Pratt and Fry Pond conservation areas. The kiosks will provide visitors with detailed information
about the properties' history, topography, wildlife and trails.
"West Greenwich residents recognize the importance of the town's natural history
and the lifestyle that a rural community provides to us all. This grant will enable us to preserve open space and maintain existing agricultural, wildlife, recreational,
scenic and historical land uses that represent the town's heritage. Our many thanks to the Rhode Island Foundation!"