First Trail Opens at Highland Woods
Hikers are discovering the newly opened Beech Knoll Loop Trail at Highland Woods, the most recent acquisition of the Tiverton Land Trust. The new trail emerges from Fort Barton where a trailhead sign identifies the Tiverton Open Space Commission as a stewardship partner with the Land Trust. The loop is a one-mile round trip through massive black oaks, a fern glade, and, of course, a knoll covered with beech trees.
Gala Raises $20K for Land Trust
Fun, Food, and Friends in a Beautiful Setting! Click here for more photos.
Story Comes to Life
A recent family hike/story event at Pardon Gray Preserve had a very interesting ending. Wayne Browning, from the Tiverton Land Trust, led the hike which featured several stops to read sections of Christopher Van Allsburg’s book, Just a Dream. In this story, a young boy slowly comes to realize that unless he changes his actions, the future of our planet’s environmental health is at risk.
New Pardon Gray Benches
Click here to see “workshots” and completed bench.
TLT’s Annual Meeting:
Tiverton’s Role in the Revolutionary War
Rhode Island historian Christian McBurney was the guest speaker at the Land Trust’s Community Forum/Annual Meeting held this April. McBurney lectured on two American attempts to invade Aquidneck Island – one called Spencer’s “Secret” Expedition in October 1777 and the other a combined French and American effort that ended with the Battle of Rhode Island in August 1778. Both attempts originated from the shores of Tiverton. Read more.
If you have photos you would like to share, please send them to the web. When possible, we will link the name with the picture. Thanks to the following whose pictures capture the essence of Tiverton: David Abedon, Wayne Browning, Roger Cole, Simone Pasquariello, Garry Plunkett, Diane Sanna, Nancy Shand, Richard Stamelman, and 2 who wish to remain anonymous.