In every walk with nature one receives far more than (s)he seeks.

~ John Muir 

URI Cooperative Extension Water Quality Program in Little Compton

For Immediate Release

For More Information: Alyson McCann (401)-874-5398

KINGSTON, R.I. April 24, 2019 –In Rhode Island, private well owners are responsible for testing and maintaining the quality of their own well water. In order to provide residents with information on private well water testing, treatment, and maintenance, water quality experts from URI will hold a free program on Monday, May 13, 2019 from 6:00–7:00 PM at the Little Compton Community Center, 34 Commons, Little Compton, RI. 

Workshop participants will learn about substances that can affect well water, why they are a concern, how to arrange for a well water test, and well water treatment options,” said Alyson McCann, with URI Cooperative Extension’s Water Quality Program. Following the well testing schedule developed by the RI Department of Health helps private well owners protect their family and identify any potential problems.  We will review what to test for and when, where to have the water tested, and discuss some basic well maintenance tips. 

Educational handouts and water testing kits from the RI Dept. of Health will be available for participants. Following the workshop, experts will be on-hand to answer additional questions. Workshop attendees will be able to return their water samples and payment at the Little Compton Community Center on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 8 AM and URI will transport them to the State Health Lab for testing.


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Public Notice of Land Trust Accreditation

To our Friends and Supporters,

The Tiverton Land Trust is pleased to announce that it is applying for accreditation renewal. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. A public comment period on TLT’s renewal application is now open.

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Main Road Vista Progress March 2019

Our Main Road Vista project goal of $248,000 is getting close.  We have now raised $151,175. This includes:

$50,000 has been agreed upon from Tiverton Open Space and Land Preservation Commission
$40,000 matching challenge from an anonymous private foundation
$40,000 from donors and TLT members from the challenge
$21,175 from donors and TLT members after the challenge

That leaves $96,825 remaining. TLT is very grateful to those who have given to this project. TLT has applied for an agricultural grant from the state of RI and we are hopeful that some funding will be received.  But there will be a shortfall.  This is an opportunity for our community to save Tiverton’s 18th century landscape by supporting the quest to preserve Tiverton’s beauty and historical significance. Please help.  Donate here to help save the Main Road Vista!  Click here for more information