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Give The Gift of BLCT Properties

November 14th, 2020|Comments Off on Give The Gift of BLCT Properties

Take care of your Holiday shopping and support local conservation! The BLCT is selling photographs of Barrington Land Trust properties taken by local artist Lenny Rumpler. Approximate final size is 19” x 25”. Prints are available in 2 options:Matted Print: $150Framed Print: $250 All proceeds benefit the BLCT. Orders must be placed by December 1st, 2020. Please direct all orders and questions to Barrington orders will be hand delivered, pickup will be arranged for orders outside of Barrington.

  • Walkers from the BLCT 2019 Johannis Thanksgiving walk

Day After Thanksgiving Walk at Johannis!

November 14th, 2020|Comments Off on Day After Thanksgiving Walk at Johannis!

  Walk off your Thanksgiving meal and spend time outdoors at one of Barrington’s hidden gems, the Johannis Wildlife Preserve. Johannis is normally closed to the public so seize this special opportunity to view this property and enjoy time with family and friends. Reservations are required and will be timed to accommodate social distancing among groups. Please register online by clicking here. Masks are required. Johannis is located on Sowams Road .7 miles north of Sowams Elementary School. Parking is available on site. The walk is approximately 45 minutes over wet and moderate terrain. Severe weather cancels the event. There [...]

The (late) Summer Newsletter is here!

November 13th, 2020|Comments Off on The (late) Summer Newsletter is here!

Yes we fell a bit behind schedule during this chaotic time, but here is the Summer 2020 Newsletter. Click here to view the PDF version.

The Winter Newsletter is Here!

February 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on The Winter Newsletter is Here!

We are mailing out the BLCT Winter 2020 newsletter this week, and if you want to see it (it's fabulous!), click here to see this newsletter and all the previous newletters. While you're there, sign up to receive our newsletters when they get published, either by email or US mail. The winter newsletter is chock-full of winter-y goodness: The feature is a great send-off for Charlotte Sornborger, a leader in Rhode Island conservation A write-up of the Lenny Rumpler exhibit at The Library The big ornithological news - a Western Kingbird was spotted at St. Andrew's Farm A new newsletter [...]

Lenny Rumpler Exhibit at the Library

January 11th, 2020|Comments Off on Lenny Rumpler Exhibit at the Library

On Monday January 5th, the Barrington Public Library opened the Lenny Rumpler photography exhibit at the library. Mr. Rumpler's works can be viewed on the first floor just past the Reference Desk, and in the Jennifer English Gallery on the second floor. This exhibit represents a collaboration between photographer Lenny Rumpler and the Barrington Land Conservation Trust. All of these photographs were taken here in Barrington on properties either owned or stewarded by the Land Trust. The Barrington Land Conservation Trust owns and protects over 285 acres of land and over 70 properties here in Barrington, including Johannis Wildlife Preserve, [...]

Pictures from the 2019 Black Friday Walk

December 29th, 2019|Comments Off on Pictures from the 2019 Black Friday Walk

The Barrington Land Conservation Trust partnered with the Barrington Public Library to host the annual 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 that Thanksgiving turkey! About 70 people came out, a great turnout for a winter walk. The pictures below were taken by Town Councilor Jacob Brier, so big thanks to Councilor Brier for helping out! Check back here or like the BLCT on Facebook to [...]

Check Out The Fall Newsletter!

December 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Check Out The Fall Newsletter!

We mailed the BLCT Fall Newsletter a couple of weeks ago, you can check it out by clicking here. If you're on our mailing list, you received it in the mail, and if you're not, please click here to enter your address info. We're trying to shift to an email newsletter, so if you would like to have our quarterly newsletter emailed, enter your email address at the bottom of the form, and if you already receive it in the mail, but would like to get the email version, send a quick email to and let us know which [...]

Remembering the ’38 Hurricane: Are We Prepared for Another Storm

October 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Remembering the ’38 Hurricane: Are We Prepared for Another Storm

Join the Barrington Land Conservation Trust and Barrington Public Library for a documentary viewing and lecture on the '38 hurricane and future hurricane preparedness. On September 21, 1938 one of the most destructive and powerful hurricanes in recorded history struck Rhode Island. Local filmmaker, Carla Ricci will show her Emmy nominated short documentary, "One Day...A Story of a Storm" about how life can change without warning. Following the 18-minute film, Teresa Crean of the URI Coastal Resource Center will speak on how Rhode Island prepares for another major storm and the destruction it could bring. This event is FREE and [...]

Support BLCT by Buying Wine!

September 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Support BLCT by Buying Wine!

Update: Join us on Thursday, September 26 from 5-7 for a tasting of this great wine! Hope to see you there. Grapes & Grains, located at 24 Bosworth Street (next to Shaw's), has chosen the Barrington Land Conservation Trust as its September “giveback" partner. During the month of September, Grapes and Grains will donate to BLCT 10% of the purchase price of each bottle of 2018 Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Rosé purchased at the store. This excellent Rose is a blend of 50% Syrah and 50% Carignan. From 25- to 50-year-old vines grown on stony soils of the famous Mas [...]

Purple Martin Demonstration

June 30th, 2019|Comments Off on Purple Martin Demonstration

During the demonstration nesting units will be lowered for participants to see nests with eggs and tiny chicks. Pic-Wil is located on Washington Rd. between Mosher Dr. and Spinnaker Dr. Please park on side streets and meet at the gate on Washington Rd.