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Sowams Woods Art Walk Recap

On Wednesday, April 17th, kids and adults of all ages set off into Sowams Woods, a Land Trust property off Washington Rd., to collect natural treasures such as sticks, leaves, and pine cones. With these found objects, and with the help of art teacher Tiffany Mendez, everyone created artwork in the spirit of Andy Goldsworthy, [...]

By |2019-05-01T17:50:38-05:00May 1st, 2019|What's new|Comments Off on Sowams Woods Art Walk Recap

BLCT leads Christian Academy Nature walk

In February, the Barrington Land Conservation Trust led a nature walk with Ms. Roney's 5th grade class from The Barrington Christian Academy. They explored the Johannis Farm Wildlife Preserve off of Sowams Road. The weather was crisp and sunny and the students engaged in "field investigation", connecting their classroom learning with first-hand experiences. In addition, [...]

By |2019-04-23T19:19:52-05:00April 23rd, 2019|What's new|Comments Off on BLCT leads Christian Academy Nature walk

Property Spotlight: Allin’s Cove

Photo: Robert Puckett by Melissa Horne [This article was the Featured Property from the BLCT Winter 2019 newsletter. If you would like to receive our quarterly newsletter in the mail, please sign up here.] Allin’s Cove is a testament to the ability of the natural world, with help from environmentalists, to heal itself and provide [...]

By |2019-04-16T19:30:47-05:00April 15th, 2019|What's new|Comments Off on Property Spotlight: Allin’s Cove

Looking for New Board Members

The BLCT is looking for new volunteers to join our board of directors. Below is the article that appeared in the Barrington Times with more information. Please contact Lynne Dolan if you're interested in finding out more. The Barrington Land Conservation Trust is looking for community members with an interest in the natural environment to [...]

By |2019-04-08T10:26:45-05:00April 8th, 2019|What's new|Comments Off on Looking for New Board Members

April 9th Tuesday Trails Team

The next Tuesday Trails Team will be Tuesday, April 9th from 10 am until noon continuing the work begun last month on Allin's Cove in West Barrington.  We will be working primarily on clearing invasives along Byway and depending on time may move over the the opposite side of the cove near the 3rd St. [...]

By |2019-04-05T08:03:45-05:00April 5th, 2019|What's new|Comments Off on April 9th Tuesday Trails Team

BLCT Contributes to Land and Water Conservation Summit

On Saturday, March 9, several BLCT board members attended and presented at the 2019 Land & Water Conservation Summit at URI. Developed to meet the needs of land trusts, watershed organizations and municipal conservation commissions, the Summit offers dozens of hands-on workshops designed to enhance technical and organizational effectiveness. This was the 16th Summit, which [...]

By |2019-04-04T08:13:12-05:00April 4th, 2019|What's new|Comments Off on BLCT Contributes to Land and Water Conservation Summit

Winter Scavenger Hunt Recap!

The BLCT partnered with The Barrington Public Library for another winter scavenger hunt during February school vacation week. This year the hunt took place at the Osamequin Nature Trails and Bird Sanctuary, just off of Rt. 114 North, near the East Providence line. It's a wonderful property and an excellent place to stage a scavenger [...]

By |2019-03-29T10:20:38-05:00March 28th, 2019|What's new|Comments Off on Winter Scavenger Hunt Recap!

Pictures from the Post-Thanksgiving Johannis Farm Walk

The Barrington Land Conservation Trust partnered with the Barrington Public Library to host a black Friday guided tour through Johannis Farm Wildlife Preserve. This is a special property, and normally closed to the public, so it was a great opportunity to see the farm, learn about the history and wildlife, and hike off some of [...]

By |2018-12-01T14:30:29-05:00December 1st, 2018|What's new|Comments Off on Pictures from the Post-Thanksgiving Johannis Farm Walk

Pictures from the Fall Foliage Paddle on Hundred Acre Cove

Our second paddle event of the fall was held on October 17 - a morning paddle around Hundred Acre Cove to take in the fall foliage from a unique perspective.  A lovely time to paddle this special area when the marsh turns gold, crimson and bronze. Please stay in touch with BLCT though Facebook and [...]

By |2018-11-13T15:16:13-05:00November 13th, 2018|What's new|Comments Off on Pictures from the Fall Foliage Paddle on Hundred Acre Cove

Day After Thanksgiving Walk

  Walk off your Thanksgiving meal and spend the morning outdoors at one of Barrington's hidden gems, the Johannis Wildlife Preserve, 32 acres of woodlands, open fields, and saltwater marshes on the Palmer River. Johannis is maintained and protected by the Barrington Land Conservation Trust and normally closed to the public. This is a wonderful [...]

By |2018-10-17T18:23:11-05:00October 17th, 2018|What's new|Comments Off on Day After Thanksgiving Walk