Environment Council of Rhode Island

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Sakonnet Greenway Trail Expansion

The 2013 Senator John H. Chafee Conservation Leadership Award goes to the Aquidneck Land Trust for the 5-mile  expansion of their Sakonnet Greenway Trail into Middletown. The new segment of the trial connects to the previously built five +/- mile segment of the trail that runs from The Glen in Portsmouth south to the Newport National Golf Course land on the east side of Mitchell's Lane.  ALT's Sakonnet Greenway Trail is now over ten miles in length!
Over several years, ALT diligently worked and negotiated with a number of visionary landowners to secure 11 Trail Easements in order to lay the legal foundation so that the dream of our over 10 mile long Sakonnet Greenway Trail could become reality. Much time and effort was also expended on securing all of the necessary funds for the creation of the Trail from numerous donors.

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John H. Chafee Conservation Leadership Award
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