What is the West Greenwich Land Trust?
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Earth Day Clean-Up
280 Victory Highway
West Greenwich, RI
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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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 in April 2016 to design, construct and install four informational kiosks on its Pratt and Fry Pond conservation areas. With the assistance of Boy Scout Troop
35 West Greenwich, the trustees of the West Greenwich Land Trust installed the kiosks on November 12, 2016. 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. Our many thanks to the Rhode Island Foundation!