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Get Outdoors During Land Trust Days!

Rhode Island’s Land Trusts challenge you to discover the state’s special places — over 60 guided walks, family festivals and other activities during August and September

Land Trust Days post cards 2013Bring a friend and join one or more of the 60 guided walks and events through the scenic views, green spaces, and working farms that are Rhode Island’s 47 land trusts. Land Trust Days kick off on August 1st at the Southside Community Land Trust. Come enjoy trail walks, festivals, full moon walks, storytelling around a campfire, farm tours, scavenger hunts, geocaching and more at these activities running through the end of September.  No matter what experience level or age you are, Land Trust Days has something to offer.  Check out the full calendar, event map and roster of events at RILandTrustDays.org.

The events have something for everyone to enjoy and provide the perfect introduction to some of Rhode Island’s most scenic places. Rupert Friday, Director of Rhode Island Land Trust Council notes:  “Land Trusts are protecting land in communities around the state so that all Rhode Islanders can enjoy their unique qualities.  These are some of the most beautiful natural areas the state has to offer, yet they are still hidden gems.”  Rhode Island Land Trust Council — the statewide coalition of land trusts — is coordinating Land Trust Days so that Land trusts across the state can share their accomplishments, showcase these special places and help the public discover these local treasures.  Attend the activities near your home – they’re closer than you think.  And then check out land trust activities across the state to explore someplace new and see the variety of Rhode Island’s landscapes.

Bristol1Rhode Island’s land trusts challenge every Rhode Islander to get outdoors and attend a Land Trust Days event.  Everyone who attends 4 or more activities can enter into a drawing for a prize.  And the person who attends the most Land Trust Days events will win the grand prize.  Go to www.RILandTrustDays.org to:2013LTDevents

  • See the full roster and calendar of events — in your community and across the state
  • Sign up for reminders & updates on Land Trust Days activities
  • Learn how to enter the contest

Then attend as many activities as you can over the next 8 weeks.  The Challenge prize winners will be announced at the closing celebration on Sunday, September 29, 2013

Governor Chaffee and Mayor Taveras kick off Land Trust Days on August 1st at a Southside Community Land Trust tour of city farm and a community garden. This green space in the heart of Providence is where literally tons of fresh local food is growing.  Other Land Trust Days activities spotlight protected places across the state.

More information on Land Trust Days and how to sign up for “the challenge” is available at: www.rilandtrustdays.org

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