On Monday, April 1, the Barrington Land Conservation Trust will once again participate in 401Gives, Rhode Island’s special day of giving organized by United Way of Rhode Island. We would be grateful for your support at any level.

Donate Here on April 1 to support us during 401Gives.

Here’s why we need your support on April 1.

Keep it Wild

Fields, forests, coastlines… these open spaces renew our spirit and provide essential habitats for animals who live in the wild. The Barrington Land Conservation Trust has preserved more than 300 acres of natural open space since its founding in 1979.

With your help, we can continue to acquire open space as it becomes available for the benefit of the public and the planet.

Our Secret Sauce: Volunteers

Our organization is powered by volunteers. Dozens of adult volunteers serve on our Trails Team, and nearly 20 high school students participate in our Student Stewardship Team.

The Barrington Land Conservation Trust’s volunteers maintain public walking trails, encourage the growth of pollinator-friendly plants, install bird houses, help with our website, take photographs…the list goes on. Join the fun at www.blct.org/volunteer.

Let’s Get Outside!

Every month, the Barrington Land Conservation Trust hosts free monthly walks on conservation properties.

We also offer Young Explorer Wilderness Adventures for our youngest nature lovers, and we coordinate several cleanups each year. All are welcome! Sign up for an outdoor event at blct.org/events.

Grow Your Nature Knowledge

Our Land Trust Learning Series offers free events that bring you closer to the environmental issues affecting your life, from your backyard to the global community. All are welcome! Hear from environmental experts, acclaimed authors, and Indigenous leaders. Learn about land preservation and discover the beautiful wild places you can get to without a long drive or an entrance fee.

To register for one of our Learning Series events, visit blct.org/events.

Your Gift Supports Common Ground

Several of our properties are open to the public. We never charge an admission fee. These wild places provide a place for people to experience the serenity and joy that come from spending time in nature.

The Land Trust’s public trails and open spaces give equal access to everyone. To learn more about our properties, go blct.org/protected-lands.

Be First – Get Something Special!

Thanks to generous local businesses and individuals, we’re offering some special thank-yous to folks who are the first to give in specific donation categories. Here’s what you could receive for being an early bird:

  • First 3 donors who give $250 or more receive a framed original photograph of a Land Trust property by acclaimed artist Lenny Rumpler.
  • First 10 donors who give $150 or more receive a matted original photograph of a Land Trust property by Lenny Rumpler.
  • First 2 donors who give $100 or more receive a $25 gift card to Shaws or Nacho Mamas.
  • First 3 donors who give $50 or more receive a $20 gift card to Wild Birds Unlimited or Quality Fruitland.
  • First 3 donors who give $35 or more receive a $10 gift card to Sweet Lorraine’s Candy Shoppe or Le Spa in Barrington.

Thanks for helping us to keep it wild!