Events Calendar

Friday, April 7
Guided Hike at Alewife Brook Trail: TSK 300th Anniv.
Place: Alewife Brook Trail
Time: 9:00 am
Friday, April 7th (9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.) Join a fun short guided hike at Alewife Brook in celebration of South Kingstown’s 300th birthday! You’ll be looking and listening for migratory birds as well as interesting spring mushrooms, plants and flowers springing up beside the trail. The one-mile trail loops through a 43-acre property acquired from the RI Boy Scouts with partial funding from the Town of South Kingstown. Free. Registration is required as space is limited. Inclement weather cancels. All ages welcome. Dogs are not allowed on guided hikes, but otherwise allowed on leash. Sign Up Today!

Saturday, April 8
Youth Fishing Opening Day at Biscuit City
Place: Biscuit City Preserve
Time: 6:00 am
Want to teach your kids how to fish? Join the opening day of trout season at the youth-only fishing Scott Evans Memorial Pond at Biscuit City Preserve in Kingston.
The pond will be stocked with brook and rainbow trout beforehand. SKLT staff and skilled volunteers will be on hand to assist as needed.
No registration required. Fishing starts at 6:00 am. Staff/volunteers will be on site until 4:00 pm. ONLY children ages 14 and under may fish.

Sunday, April 16
Osprey Monitor Training with ASRI
Place: SKLT Barn, 17 Matunuck Beach Road
Time: 12:00 pm
Sunday, April 16th (12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Since 1977, the Audubon Osprey Monitoring program has carefully tracked the population of these birds in Rhode Island and parts of Massachusetts as they recovered from the detrimental effects of pesticides. Attend this free training session to learn about the program and how to become a monitor. Attendees should be over 18, have binoculars or a spotting scope, and access to a computer. Learn more and register

Saturday, April 22
Earth Day Spring Cleanup: TSK 300th Anniv.
Place: Multiple locations
Time: 9:00 am
Celebrate Earth Day by joining a cleanup with your friends and neighbors! Grab a trash bag and gloves and clean up as much litter as you can at one of the designated cleanup areas or at your favorite piece of paradise in South County, whether that be a beach, trail, park or even common litter areas in your neighborhood. Register for a cleanup HERE. Special thanks to the Town of South Kingstown and other Earth Day Cleanup partners including Friends of the Saugatucket, Cub Scouts Pack 66 Kingston, Dennis Moffitt Painting, Ocean Recovery Community Alliance, Matunuck Oyster Bar, University of Rhode Island, South Kingstown High School, Ministerial Road Preservation Association, Ocean Mist, Matunuck Surf Shop, Butt it Matters and more.

Sunday, April 23
Fly Casting Olympics w Trout Unltd
Place: SKLT Barn, 17 Matunuck Beach Road
Time: 11:00 am
Far Bank Fly Casting Olympics with Trout Unlimited: RI Chapter Sunday, April 23rd (11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Simon Gawesworth – Far Bank Education & Engagement Manager and the face of Rio Fly Lines will start the day with a casting demo on “Correcting common casting mistakes”, and “Learning Other Essential Casts”. Far Bank Casting Games, with a Male, Female and Youth (under 17) division. This set of casting games is sure to be hugely entertaining to both competitors and observers. The winner of each division will receive a Redington Crosswater Fly fishing Combo of a Redington Rod, reel, line and case. Space is limited for the casting games. Also, during the day, we will have fly tying demonstrations by United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island and free Casting Instructions with FFI certified casting instructors for everyone to enjoy. For more details, please contact Susan Estabrook at Lunch will be provided. $25.00 per person– includes casting demo, lunch and the opportunity to be chosen as a competitor for the casting games. Kids 12 and under: $15.00. Sign Up Today!

Wednesday, April 26
Plein Air Painting Class with Trish Hurley
Place: Multiple locations
Time: 9:00 am
Trusting Your Vision: Plein Air Painting Class with Trish Hurley
Every Wednesday, April 26
th – May 24th (9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.) Capture the beauty of Land Trust properties with your sketchbook! Local artist Trish Hurley will be guiding the group through different properties each session and discussing visual components such as composition, line and value, and color. This is a plein air class on Land Trust properties. The ability to carry materials a little distance and negotiate uneven terrain is needed. Inclement weather cancels. Multiple locations. $150 per person. Registration is required.

Friday, May 5
Guided Hike at Crawley Preserve Trail
Place: Crawley Preserve
Time: 9:00 am
Witness the forest springing into bloom at Crawley Preserve, a beautiful trail system shared between SKLT and the Richmond Rural Preservation Land Trust. You’ll be on the lookout for migratory birds and other wildlife as well as interesting plants, mushrooms, and spring flowers beside the trail. Free. Registration is required as space is limited. Inclement weather cancels. All ages welcome. Dogs are not allowed on guided hikes, but otherwise allowed on leash. Sign Up Today