What is the West Greenwich Land Trust?
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 $8,950 from the Rhode Island
Foundation in June 2017 to renovate the Palmer Meeting House originally built in 1897 as the Escoheag Advent Christian Church. The building will receive new
windows, new paint on the trim, siding, shutters and front door helping to sustain this beautiful historic meetinghouse in West Greenwich for many years to come.
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 one of our historical buildings that represent the town's heritage. Work
will begin in the late summer, fall of 2017. Our many thanks to the Rhode Island Foundation!!