"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 

Tiverton Land Trust Community Forum 2014

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.

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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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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.

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Tiverton Land Trust Earns National Recognition

The town of Tiverton, RI Comprehensive Plan of 1997 included guidelines for policies concerning the preservation and conservation of the natural and cultural characteristics of the town. In the same year a small group of Tiverton citizens met informally, discussed those guidelines, and used them to create the Tiverton Land Trust as a nonprofit organization that would produce the necessary plans, goals, and objectives to preserve the rural character and scenic beauty of Tiverton.

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