Environment Council of Rhode Island

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Pawcatuck River Corridor Preservation

Acquisition of the Grills property, 485 acres inculding 2.5 miles of frontage on the Pawcatuck River provided a major increase in owned riverfront. Gills is now the largest component fo the Westerly Land Trust Pawcatuck River Corridor Initiative, action to preserve sites of scenic beauty and wild life habitat along Pawcatuck as well as to maintain water quality and the aquifer that flows beneath it.
Nine properties have been acquired totaling 740 acres. The River Corridor is an essential feature of the town comprehensive plan and the state Greenway Plan.

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