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

News & Events Archive

News – Topics and Special Events of Interest 2013–2014

2014 Gala
Gala Raises $20K for Land Trust
Fun, Food, and Friends in a Beautiful Setting!
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.
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Christian McBurney at the 2014 Annual Meeting
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.
New Pardon Gray Benches
New Pardon Gray Benches
Paul 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. Click here to see “workshots” and completed bench.
Family Walk
Two Family Walks at Pardon Gray
The Tiverton Land Trust held two family walks at Pardon Gray Preserve on Saturday, October 18th.
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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!
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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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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.
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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.
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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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