"The marsh, to him who enters it in a receptive mood, holds, besides mosquitoes and stagnation, melody, the mystery of unknown waters, and the sweetness of Nature undisturbed by man."

~ Charles William Beebe (1877-1962),
Log of the Sun, 1906 

TLT Acquires 60 More Acres on Pocasset Ridge

It's official! On October 16, TLT closed on the F&J Realty property, two parcels totaling 60± acres on Pocasset Ridge.  Trish Sylvester, chair of TLT's Land Protection Committee, was instrumental in finalizing this transaction.  F&J Realty is held by 10 members of the Matta family, the former owners of Pardon Gray Preserve.  The F&J parcel contains part of Borden Brook and existing trails through rugged terrain leading to historic cellar holes.  It is strategic in breaking up the tract of unprotected land east of 8 Rod Way to make the remaining parcels less attractive for development.  Thanks to the Bafflin Foundation and The Nature Conservancy for their major financial support.  We still have a significant funding gap, however, and need to replenish TLT's Land Acquisition Fund before we can purchase another available parcel on Pocasset Ridge. Please help with the Pocasset Ridge Campaign if you can, donate here.

Pocasset Ridge Conservation Area Opens to the Public

The public opening of the Pocasset Ridge Conservation Area on October 3 was a quiet affair. Five members of the conservation partners managing the area: Tiverton Land Trust, Tiverton Open Space Commission, The Nature Conservancy – took off the tape and uncovered the new sign draped in a plastic tarp.

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Thank You to Pardon Gray Sponsors 2019

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their generosity which helps the Tiverton Land Trust present in 2019 A County Day at Pardon Gray for public enjoyment and education:

Super Sponsors

  • Baycoast Bank
  • Tiverton Casino Hotel


  • Foley Cerilli Attorneys at Law
  • Messier Construction
  • Spectrum Lighting
  • Viti, Inc.
  • Newport Restaurant Group-Boat House Restaurant
  • Bank Newport


  • Phils Propane
  • Lapointe Insurance
  • The Mortgage Center of New England


  • Paquin Insurance
  • Sakonnet River Grille
  • Four Corners Grille
  • Tiverton Waste Water District
  • Interstate Insurance and Finance
  • Law Offices of Richard P. D’Addario
  • Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey
  • Family Eyecare,Joseph Boivin, O.D.