News and events from the Tiverton Land Trust - Tiverton, Rhode Island

News & Events Archive

News – Topics and Special Events of Interest 2013–2014

Awardee Garry Plunkett with wife Ginny
TLT Advisory Member Garry Plunkett recognized for land conservation work
On Saturday, March 8th Garry Plunkett of Tiverton, R.I. received the Peter Merritt Award for Land Conservation from the RI Land Trust Council. He received the Award at the 11th Annual Land & Water Conservation Summit held at the University of Rhode Island. The award is given to recognize a volunteer – a dedicated “in the trenches” individual – who is making an outstanding contribution to land conservation in his/her Rhode Island community. Read more.
Accreditation Binders
TLT Earns National Recognition
The Tiverton Land Trust (TLT) has achieved land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.
According to Mike Shand, who served as Chair of the accreditation committee for the TLT, there were two fundamental benefits the committee kept in mind when working on this time-consuming project. Read more.
Rotational-grazing comes to Pardon Gray Preserve
The Tiverton Land Trust and Geoff Beresford of Beresford of Tiverton are collaborating in an innovative land management project at Pardon Gray Preserve (PGP). The plan was outlined by guest speaker Geoff Beresford at the TLT Community Forum/ Annual Meeting held on April 21st, 2013. The basic strategy is to use rotational cattle grazing to help manage farmland, prevent invasives from destroying grasslands, improve soil environment, and encourage healthy grass species to dominate.
Read more.
Pardon Gray Day
Sept. 15th - Pardon Gray Day
Saturday - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Click here to read more and see pictures of PGD - 2012.
Community Forum
TLT Community Forum
The TLT held its Community Forum/Annual Meeting on April 21st. Connie Lima, President of the Land Trust, introduced guest speaker Geoff Beresford and the topic of rotational-grazing, a new project which recently got underway at Pardon Gray Preserve. Click here to read more.
Night Skies
June 1st, 2013, Night Skies at Pardon Gray
On June first, visitors joined the Astronomical Society of Southern New England at Pardon Gray Preserve to get a close up look at the summer sky. With the large flat expanse of the field, this site is a favorite of local astronomers. The highlight for most people was to view the rings around Saturn.

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Spring 2014 Newsletter
TLT Fall 2014

Spring 2014 Newsletter
TLT Spring 2014

Fall 2013 Newsletter
TLT Fall 2013

Annual Reports

2013 Annual Report
TLT Annual Report 2013