Environment Council of Rhode Island

...building an ecologically healthy future in a sustainable economy

Outdoor Recreation

Clean Ocean Access

The mission of Clean Ocean Access is to “take action today so future generations can continue to enjoy ocean activities”. Our main programs are CLEAN (removing marine debris from the shorelines and changing human behavior to eliminate trash on the shoreline and in the ocean), OCEAN (permanent year round clean water on our shorelines) and ACCESS (make sure public access is and shoreline habitat is available and protected forever). We have a focus on Aquidneck Island and work off the island with partner organizations as required to achieve our goals.

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!
 

Audubon Society of RI

The purposes of the Audubon Society of RI are to foster conservation of wild birds and other animal and plant life; to conserve wildlife habitat and unique natural areas through acquisition or other means; to carry out a broad program of public conservation education; to focus public attention on natural resource problems; to provide leadership when action on natural resource problems is necessary, and to do all other things necessary to foster better management of the natural environment for the benefit of humans and all other life.

Nature Conservancy, (The)

The Nature Conservancy of RI is part of an international non-profit organization with a single goal: Preserving rare and endangered species through the protection of the ecosystems that sustain them. More than 4,000 acres of RI land have been protected by the Conservancy since the early 1960's.

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