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First Trail Opens at Highland Woods

Dennis Culbertson with Trailhead Sign 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.

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Click here to see more info & pictures in the TLT Fall 2014 newsletter.

Gala Raises $20K for Land Trust

A Story Comes to Life

Fun, Food, and Friends in a Beautiful Setting! Click here for more photos.

Story Comes to Life

A Story Comes to LifeA 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

Paul Matthews with a new benchPaul Matthews, an Eagle Scout candidate from Troop 82, has been constructing two benches for Pardon Gray Preserve, one to replace the decaying bench in front of the kiosk.

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TLT’s Annual Meeting:
Tiverton’s Role in the Revolutionary War

Christian McBurney at the TLT 2014 Community Forum and Annual Meeting 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.

Web Photos

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.

Upcoming Events – 2015

Full Moon Walk

Full Moon Walk at
Pardon Gray Preserve
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Join the Tiverton Land Trust on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. for a full moon walk along the trails of Pardon Gray Preserve on Main Road in Tiverton. A clear sky should enable us to hike without lights.

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News and Events – 2014

Two Family Walks Planned

Two Family Walks at
Pardon Gray
Saturday, Oct. 18th 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18th 11:00 a.m.
The Tiverton Land Trust held two family walks at Pardon Gray Preserve on Saturday, October 18th.

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A Country Day at Pardon Gray

Saturday, September 13th:
A Country Day at Pardon Gray
What an amazing weekend!! Tiverton Land Trust really knows how to have a country good time! We had such a great family day, we even stuffed a scarecrow! Jack and Abs had a great day seeing some friends from school and making pumpkins, etc. while Ryan and Brody saw the only thing that matters in this world...fire trucks... Click here for pictures!

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Susan Medyn

Thursday, July 31st:
TLT Land and Sea Gala – 2014
Celebrating the Beauty of Tiverton
Held where the land meets the sea, this lawn party of pastoral elegance celebrated the abundance of Tiverton with signature cocktails and local food from the land and sea. Fundraising activities included a Live Auction with works from featured artists.
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Just A Dream

TLT Nature Hike and
Story Event

Families met at Pardon Gray Preserve on Saturday, May 24th for a nature hike and story event.
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See Story Comes to Life at left.

PGD Poster

TLT Community Forum / Annual Meeting
Rhode Island historian Christian McBurney lectured on Tiverton’s role in the Revolutionary War during the British occupation of Aquidneck Island from 1776 to 1779. Read more.

PGD Poster

LiDAR Technology and the History of the Landscape in Southern New England
Katharine Johnson, a Ph.D. archeology student, presented her research that uses a remote sensing technology called Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) to understand the history of New England’s landscape. Sakonnet Preservation Association (SPA), in collaboration with the Tiverton Land Trust, hosted the event at the Little Compton Community Center. Read more.

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Spring/Summer Scenes in Tiverton

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