Local Cub Scouts held a clean-up recently at the Doug Rayner Wildlife Refuge. The preserve is open to the public.
The Warren Land Trust is looking for two water monitors from Barrington to join in a water quality study of the Barrington River. This will advance efforts to cultivate shellfish there. Mike Gerhardt, president of the Warren Land Trust, is overseeing the project. The one location in Barrington is at Adams Point. Two volunteers handle [...]
Higher tides damaged a single-plank bridge that connects the wetlands with wooded portions of the Johannis Farm Wildlife Preserve. Board members and land stewards rebuilt the bridge over the course of nearly a year. A big thanks to Ed Schottland, Jeff Brousseau, Don Miller, Rodney Jacques, Peter Burke and Helen Tjader (pictured) for their hard work.
The Barrington Land Conservation Trust announces the formation of the “Tuesday Trails Team” tasked with helping manage and maintain many land trust properties in town. Work includes removal of invasive plants, trail maintenance and construction, bridge repairs, trash removal, and beach cleanups. Getting together on the second Tuesday of every month (weather permitting), the Tuesday Trails Team [...]
The Barrington Land Conservation Trust is looking for volunteers to serve on our Board of Directors and various committees. We have a specific need for volunteers with marketing and communications expertise, educators with a science background, and hobbyists who are willing to share their knowledge of the natural world. We are also in need of [...]
The Barrington Land Conservation Trust and Barrington Recreation Department invite you and your family to experience the special moments of this season with these guided walks. Greet the Rising Snow Moon Monday, Feb. 22, 5 p.m. at Sowams Woods With clear skies, we should be treated to a rising full moon overlooking Echo Lake. Learn about [...]
Osamequin Nature Preserve with Barrington Garden Club Wednesday fall project series - 10 a.m. to noon: Oct 14, Oct 28 and Nov 11. Projects include trail maintenance, trail mapping, invasive plant management and litter cleanup, especially of plastics and other drift litter around the inlets. Meet at the main parking area. Are you looking for [...]
It was another strong season for the annual Diamondback Terrapin Population Study at Doug Rayner Wildlife Refuge, the largest nesting ground in Southeastern New England. The program is run by Charlotte Sornborger with the help of a team of volunteers and two interns. The first nesting May 31 Last nesting July 7 122 nesting females counted 8 [...]
The Barrington Land Conservation Trust (BLCT) is hosting Wine on the Harvest Moon on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. on the grounds of St. Andrew’s School in celebration of Barrington’s treasured, natural wonders. The evening will feature a specially prepared wine-tasting presented by Grapes & Grains Fine Wines & Spirits set to live music [...]
Hikers hit the Blue Trail after the Land Trust Days cookout at the YMCA/Veterans Park event on August 12. Barrington Land Conservation Trust hosted a successful walk of the new Blue Trail at Veterans Park on August 12. The event was led by Helen Trader, head of the Barrington Trails Team and former [...]