Rhode Island Land Trust Council

The Rhode Island Land Trust Council is a coalition of the state’s land trusts - community-based organizations formed to protect land that preserves the open spaces, natural areas, scenic character, farm lands, forests, historic sites, watersheds, and drinking water supplies that define the character of our communities and our state. Collectively, land trusts are preserving the special places that are our heritage and will be our legacy for future generations.

Photo credit: David Thalmann, Aquidneck Land Trust

Land Trusts in Rhode Island are grass roots organizations that reflect the uniqueness and priorities of their communities. Rhode Island’s first land trusts were formed in 1972. Today there are over 45 land trusts in the state.

Only 7 Rhode Island land trusts have staff - the others are volunteer organizations. Dozens of people across the state volunteer 100's of hours to preserve and manage our communities' most valued open space lands.

Get outdoors! Visit ExploreRI for information on land trusts’ walking trails.

Discover YOUR true nature during Land Trust Days

August 8 - October 4

Check out the special events for everyone, at every age - guided hikes, full moon walks, farm tours, hot dog roasts, community festivals,and a whole lot more.

Join us on the Rhode Island Land Trust Days Meetup. There’s no cost to sign up for Meetup. Go to meetup.com and sign up. Click on “Find a Meetup Group” and type in Rhode Island Land Trust Days. Once you sign up, you will get notified about any land trust events we post on Meetup. And “like” the Land Trust Days Facebook page.

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