Events Calendar


Thursday, March 21
3rd Thursday Hike: Biscuit City
Place: Biscuit City Trail
Time: 8:30 am
Join us for our 3rd Thursday hike! March's hike will be at the Biscuit City Trail.
Biscuit City Preserve, SKLT’s handicap accessible site, is historically significant to the Town of South Kingstown. The area dates back to when Native Americans and colonists used it for a water source due to the natural spring that is located on the site. There are also many historic ruins which include the mill foundation, the water wheel pit, the cellar hole to the miller’s house, and a root cellar. SKLT’s most recent improvement to the Preserve is the installation of a six-foot wide, 4 to 6-inch-deep layer of crushed blue stone leading 475 feet from the trail head at Spring Dale Road along the north and west shoreline edges of the half-acre Biscuit City Mill Pond. We are hoping that this area will open possibilities for persons with mobility issues to experience and appreciate an exquisite “pocket” nature reserve featuring varied flora and fauna, including native plants and fungi, a mature hickory, ash, and oak forest, aquatic animals and plants, and an impressive variety of birds.
For directions, please visit http://sklt.org/land-we-protect/trail-maps/

Monday, March 25
“Revitalization and Refreshments”
Place: SKLT Barn, 17 Matunuck Beach Rd.
Time: 5:30 pm
Preserve Wakefield, Grow Smart RI, and the South Kingstown Land Trust are co-hosting "Revitalization and Refreshments," an event organized to support networking for all those interested in the promotion of responsible development, historic preservation, protected open space, and economic vitality in our local communities as well as to introduce host organizations programming. The event will begin at 5:30pm with appetizers and refreshments for the first 60 registered guests. It will be held at the SKLT Barn, 17 Matunuck Beach Road. Registration can be done by sending an email to cjopperthauser@growsmartri.org, calling C.J. at 401.273.5711 ext. 103, or on-line at https://conta.cc/2ECaShW

Saturday, March 30
Monitoring Day
Place: SKLT Barn, 17 Matunuck Beach Rd.
Time: 10:00 am
SKLT has the annual legal responsibility to visit every property and to observe and make note of current conditions. Staff and volunteers monitor each of the 166 projects and over 2,800 acres of preserved land in South Kingstown. Monitoring Day is a great opportunity to experience the protected properties that are not open to the public, as well as to become more intimate with some of the most popular or lesser-known trails.

Attendees are trained and provided the maps and materials required to perform this critical task. All are asked to wear appropriate clothes and footwear and to bring a camera to document their findings. All volunteers are invited back to the Barn to return their completed folders and share in a lunch provided by the SKLT Board of Trustees. Rain date Sunday, March 31.
 
To volunteer, please complete the form below!


Saturday, April 6
All Ages Hike & Park Rx
Place: Browning Woods Trail
Time: 10:00 am


Join us for an all ages hike in our largest land holding through pine and oak forest and past amazing stone walls. We will hike about 3 miles, though you can shorten your outing to about 1 mile if desired. Kids and leashed dogs welcome! This monthly hike on first Saturdays is part of a Park Rx initiative in which healthcare providers in South County are joining a national movement to "prescribe” taking walks and spending time in nature for better physical and mental health. Click here for a trail map of Browning Woods.