Aquidneck Land Trust

Mission is to preserve Aquidneck Island's natural character and open spaces for the lasting benefit of our community. As of September 2003, the Aquidneck Island Land Trust has preserved 1041 acres on 28 unique parcels.

Aquidneck Land Trust was founded in 1990 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by a dedicated group of local residents to save the natural character, environmental health, and economic value of Aquidneck Island. On December 8, 1993, ALT secured its first conservation easement via a donation of the development rights to 2.4 acres of the historic estate of John J. Slocum on Bellevue Avenue in Newport.

Later In the 1990s, ALT set what was considered a near impossible goal: 2,000 conserved acres. This was considered very difficult due to the price of real estate, intense development pressures and the limited opportunities available on Aquidneck Island. In August 2000, after 10 years of conservation work, ALT had conserved about 500 acres. Then, in October 2008, ALT reached and surpassed the 2,000 conserved acre mark. Our committed supporters helped make this tangible and long-term accomplishment possible and will help ALT conserve the next 2,000 acres.

Today, ALT is overseen by more than 20 Trustees and guided by over 20 additional Advisory Board members, providing expertise in disciplines such as law, agriculture, finance, real estate, environmental protection, business and land conservation. Furthermore, a full-time staff manages the complex operations of land conservation, stewardship, outreach and fundraising.

Aquidneck Land Trust
In 2009


Contact Aquidneck Land Trust

Charles Allott, Esq
Executive Director
790 Aquidneck Ave
Middletown, Rhode Island  02842-7246
Phone: (401) 849-2799
Fax: (401) 851-8998


 

Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Rhode Island


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Related Success Stories for Aquidneck Land Trust

Escobar's Highland Farm
After years of hard work, Aquidneck Land Trust reached a monumental agreement with Louis and Jane Escobar to acquire the deed to development rights on 75 contiguous acres of the Portsmouth farm.

Water Reservoir Project
The Aquidneck Land Trust signed an agreement to conserve its largest property to date — approximately 483 acres in Portsmouth that includes three of Aquidneck Island's public water reservoirs.