Environment Council of Rhode Island

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Sowams Woods Preservation

The Barrington Land Conservation Trust (BLCT) purchased the Sowams Woods, a pleasantly wooded property of 12 acres, home of the only nesting site in Rhode Island for the declining population of Diamondback terrapins. More than 130 species of birds visit Sowams which has hiking trails developed with the help of volunteers and Boy Scouts.

BLCT also chose to preserve the Sowams property for it's other natural and historic qualities. Sowams features 800 feet of frontage on Echo Lake and is located near the PIC-WILL Nature Preserve, Big Mussachuck Creek salt marsh and Narragansett Bay. Echo Lake has a fish ladder and Sowams is home to several vernal pools.

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