Good morning, community. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak and following the most recent guidance from the
Centers for Disease Control and RI Department of Health, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's West Greenwich Land Trust and Silent Auction.
For those who have already purchased tickets for this event, thank you for your support! The Land Trust will be working this
week to make contact and refund your ticket purchases. If you do not hear directly from someone at the Land Trust by Sunday, March 22, please contact chairperson Hank Webster at 401-239
-8500. (Please be mindful that, as volunteers, we must find time around our professional obligations which, like everyone, have grown more complex during this outbreak.)
Thank you to our tremendous event sponsors and donors. To the extent possible, our plan is to use your donations and
sponsorship to support our 2021 event and to again recognize your contributions in next year's event marketing materials. For time sensitive items, we are exploring alternative ways to hold a
virtual or remote auction or raffle.
We share your disappointment in this turn of events and held out hope as long as possible that circumstances would improve. But
our mission is grounded in service to the community and that starts with doing our part to keep our community safe and healthy.
We hope to see you at our other events throughout the year and, of course, look forward to seeing you at next year's Dinner
and Silent Auction at the Mishnock Barn on Sunday, March 21, 2021 which figures to be even bigger and better than ever.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about anything related to the West Greenwich Land Trust, please feel free to
reach out. Stay safe and healthy and please follow the latest guidance from health experts. If you are looking for some
recreation and fresh air, we encourage you to follow precautions and get out into nature including our several miles of hiking trails right here in West Greenwich.
See you soon!
YOUR West Greenwich Land Trust
What is the West Greenwich Land Trust?
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Celebrate West Greenwich
West Greenwich Town
280 Victory Highway
West Greenwich, RI 02817
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.