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Story Walk at Sowams Woods

October 14th, 2021|Comments Off on Story Walk at Sowams Woods

The BLCT is partnering once again with the The Barrington Public Library for a story walk at Sowams Woods. From the BPL website: Take a family hike and enjoy a special Story Walk at Sowams Woods (NOT Sowams School), a Barrington Land Conservation Trust property. Stroll this one-mile loop and read Memory Jars by Vera Brosgol while you enjoy the beautiful trails of this protected property. The Barrington Land Conservation Trust, Inc. is a private, non-profit, tax-exempt group. Its purpose is to preserve the remaining natural resources of Barrington, Rhode Island and adjacent areas including water resources, streams, ponds, marshlands, woodlands, and scenic and natural sites, as well as the plant and [...]

The Buzz About Bees

October 7th, 2021|Comments Off on The Buzz About Bees

This article first appeared in the BLCT Summer 2021 Newsletter. If you would like to receive the BLCT quarterly newsletter, click here to go to our sign-up page. By Ann Brouillette. Photos by Mary Grover Most of us who have heard that bees are in trouble think of honey bees. Honey bees are used all over the world to pollinate agricultural crops and, of course, to make honey. While honey bees are in trouble, they are not native to North America and they are not the bees we are talking about when we encourage people to plant native plants and [...]

BLCT is Thankful for Legacy Gifts

September 30th, 2021|Comments Off on BLCT is Thankful for Legacy Gifts

This article first appeared in the BLCT Summer 2021 Newsletter. If you would like to receive the BLCT quarterly newsletter, click here to go to our sign-up page. The Barrington Land Conservation Trust gratefully acknowledges two supporters, Priscilla Randall and Robert Faulkner, who left legacies to BLCT to continue their long-term support of environmental conservation. Priscilla Randall was a landscape architect whose work can be seen throughout the world. She spent the last years of her life in a cottage on the edge of Allins Cove. When faced with a terminal illness, Ms. Randall drafted her will to include several [...]

Introducing Noelle Texeira, BLCT Scholarship Winner

September 23rd, 2021|Comments Off on Introducing Noelle Texeira, BLCT Scholarship Winner

The Barrington Land Conservation Trust awards an annual scholarship to a graduating Barrington High School senior who demonstrates a dedication to environmental conservation.  BLCT is pleased to announce that the 2021 scholarship was awarded to Noelle Texeira. Noelle Texiera is a life-long environmentalist who demonstrated her commitment to environmental conservation through her service as president of the BHS Environmental Club.  In that role, Ms. Texiera successfully led a program in which club members cultivated seeds for distribution to BHS students and teachers, initiated a letter writing campaign to politicians about environmental issues, and kicked off an environmental awareness segment on [...]

Check out the Summer 2021 Newsletter

September 17th, 2021|Comments Off on Check out the Summer 2021 Newsletter

The Summer 2021 Newsletter is getting mailed out next week week, and if you just want to read it online, click here or on the thumbnail image below. If you want our newsletters emailed directly to you every quarter, fill out the form on our website here and we’ll add you to the list (you can unsubscribe anytime). We hope you enjoy the newsletter and please forward it to anyone in the Barrington community that might enjoy it!

Pic-Wil Nature Preserve Tour and Soil Solarization Technique Talk

September 14th, 2021|Comments Off on Pic-Wil Nature Preserve Tour and Soil Solarization Technique Talk

Sunday, September 26, 2021, 1:00-3:00 pm Pic-Wil Nature Preserve, Washington Road, Barrington (between Tallwood and Spinnaker Drives) Cost: Free RSVP to education@blct.org Join the Barrington Land Conservation Trust for a walk and talk about Soil Solarization at Pic-Wil Nature Preserve. Learn about this technique used in preparation for planting a wildflower meadow and view a pollinator meadow experiment in action. Following the talk, participants will tour the nature preserve, which is normally closed to the public, and discuss native plants. Pic-Wil Preserve is flat with uneven terrain. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Please follow tick preparedness procedures. Dogs [...]

Audubon Pollinator Garden Learning Tour – Sept 22

September 13th, 2021|Comments Off on Audubon Pollinator Garden Learning Tour – Sept 22

Please join us for an informational tour of the Palmieri Pollinator Garden at the Audubon Nature Center in Bristol.  The garden was designed as a model for rewilding backyards by providing habitat for wildlife. Rewilding reintroduces native plants to residential landscapes in an effort to increase diversity and mitigate climate change.  Led by Barry Cohen, Land Steward of the grounds at Audubon, the tour will provide practical tips to help you add native plants to your existing gardens or create new “wild” areas in your yard as well as how to prepare your gardens for winter so they continue to [...]

Join the BLCT Annual Meeting!

June 20th, 2021|Comments Off on Join the BLCT Annual Meeting!

Tuesday, June 22, at 6:30pm Barrington Land Conservation Trust Annual Meeting Presentation with Wildlife Biologist Gary Casabona Zoom meeting ID is 852 6979 5176 passcode is 780096 Details: Please join neighbors, friends and the Board of The Barrington Land Conservation Trust for its annual meeting on Tuesday, June 22, at 6:30 PM. The event will kick off with a brief business meeting that will include important announcements, presentation of the Volunteer of the Year award and showcasing winners of the Photo Contest. Following the business meeting, at approx. 7pm a dynamic presentation by Gary Casabona from the Natural Resources Conservation [...]

Join the BLCT Photo Contest!

May 23rd, 2021|Comments Off on Join the BLCT Photo Contest!

  The Barrington Land Conservation Trust has protected and stewards more than 70 properties throughout Barrington.  These properties, most of which are open to the public, offer a variety of landscapes and a wide range of flora and fauna.  In an effort to capture and share the beauty of its properties, BLCT is sponsoring its first-ever photo contest. Photographers of all ages may submit as many as 3 photographs in any one or more of the following categories: Landscape; Plants and Animals; and People Enjoying Nature.  All eligible photos must have been taken on a BLCT property.   Local artist [...]

Check out the Spring Newsletter!

May 16th, 2021|Comments Off on Check out the Spring Newsletter!

The Spring 2021 Newsletter was mailed out last week, but if you just want to read it online, click here or on the big image. If you want our newsletters emailed directly to you every quarter, fill out the form on our website here and we'll add you to the list (you can unsubscribe anytime). We hope you enjoy the newsletter and please forward it to anyone in the Barrington community that might enjoy it.