Environment Council of Rhode Island

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North South Trail to Route 102 Greenway (1200 acres)

Over the last four years, the Glocester Land Trust has developed a continuous greenway in the center of town, spreading east and west, which consists of 1206 acres of "green oasis." The diverse greenway has over seven miles of trails, second growth woodlands, a 24 acre White Cedar swamp, 72 species of birds including the Black-throated Blue Warbler, a waterfall, and the Elbow Rock outcrop. The Land Trust with help from the Nature Conservancy, RIDEM and other local agencies and organizations has acquired over 1600 acres, including Sprague Farm. In the future, the Land Trust would like to acquire additional parcels to extend the greenway from the State of Connecticut border to the Town of Smithfield.

Award Type: 
John H. Chafee Outstanding Conservation Project/Program
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