Land Trust Days provide an excellent opportunity to discover some of Rhode Island’s best trails, including some new trails that traverse spectacular preserves.
PROVIDENCE — In a letter sent last month to Rhode Island College, Sen. Frank A. Ciccone III urged the institution to halt a surface parking expansion in the Olney Avenue and Mount Pleasant Avenue area.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — The South Kingstown Land Trust recently protected 22 acres in the neighborhood of Middlebridge owned by the Smith family.
LONGMEADOW, Mass. — Large-scale restoration of natural floodplain features and native plants will begin soon on land along the Connecticut River, including 223 acres recently transferred to The Nature Conservancy by the trustees of the former Fannie Stebbins Memorial Wildlife Refuge.
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is making $4 million in matching grants available to help communities and local organizations protect valuable green space throughout the state.
RICHMOND, R.I. — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management recently released a traffic study indicating that the 13,000-square-foot building will not cause traffic or create a safety problem.
Meeting rising energy demand while minimizing the climate impact is a widely recognized, although often ignored, issue. But there’s an additional challenge that warrants attention: the land-use implications of the world’s energy demands.
PROVIDENCE — Waterfront recreation will be coming back to Rocky Point in Warwick and the former Shooters nightclub site on the city's shoreline.
TIVERTON, R.I. — It took more than four months of pleading, but a group of concerned residents and their attorney finally got an opportunity to walk the site of the proposed casino.
TIVERTON, R.I. — If built, the casino would be about a quarter the size of the Twin River Casino in Lincoln. Initial plans are to open with 1,000 slot machines and 32 table games. The campus would include up to four restaurants, a 3-story hotel and a 2-story parking garage.
PROVIDENCE — The Trust for Public Land and a coalition of local partners, including the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council, have teamed up to transform a vacant brownfield along the Woonasquatucket River into a “climate-smart” adventure park.
The Massachusetts towns of Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester, working in partnership with the Buzzards Bay Coalition, permanently protected from development 1,468 acres of forests and wetlands in the Mattapoisett River valley between 2001 and 2016