Preserve Natural Heritage

Preserve Natural Heritage

A Conversation with Her Deepness

Today my office hosted an online webinar with Dr. Sylvia Earle. Dr. Earle is an oceanographer,  National Geographic Explorer in residence, and a crucial advocate for ocean exploration and conservation. The topic of  discussion was current ocean policy and what it means for early career scientists who want to study the marine environment. Dr. Earle […] Read more…

Aquidneck Land Trust Trolley Tour

The Aquidneck Land Trust was founded in 1990, and since then, has become one of the largest and most active land trust organizations in Rhode Island. Throughout summer, they host trolley tours to showcase their gorgeous preserved properties and also discuss their varied conservation strategies. Our first stop was to a Newport Vineyards property, located […] Read more…

Roger Williams University Center for Economic and Environmental Development

The Bristol Land Conservation Trust  held an event at the Roger Williams University Center for Economic and Environmental Development (CEED) to learn about the Center’s efforts to restore local shellfish populations. Even though I drive by Roger Williams every day, I had never visited the campus and was so impressed with the work being done by the […] Read more…

Gray Seal Stranding

When I was younger, I would constantly scan the ocean, bays, and estuarine rivers of Rhode Island looking for dolphins. If I was feeling particularly sullen and angsty that day (most likely over a boy) I would sit on the shore and wish with all my might to see a dorsal fin or a tail […] Read more…

Prescott Farm, Middletown, RI

Tucked off to the side of busy Rte. 114, Prescott Farm is a small, historical property that includes a wind grist mill built in 1812, a kitchen garden, and several houses. We visited on an early winter day, surprised to find some things still growing green in the garden.  Currently owned and managed by the […] Read more…

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