Through the Washington County Land Trust Coalition (WCLTC), South Kingstown Land Trust worked with its neighbors, including Narrow River Land Trust, Westerly Land Trust, Westerly Municipal Land Trust, Land Conservancy of North Kingstown, Charlestown Land Trust, Hopkinton Land Trust, Richmond Rural Preservation Land Trust, and Narragansett Land Conservancy, to strengthen land trust capacity on a regional basis. With funding from the Rhode Island Foundation, the WCLTC group built on the RI Department of Environmental Management’s South County Greenspace report to develop regional priority areas for land protection. (Click here to see that report.)
SKLT administrates a follow-up program, the Landowner Assistance Program, to provide three hours of free confidential consultation with an attorney or accountant for those landowners wishing to understand the financial benefits of donating all or partial interest in land to a land trust. That program is still in operation; contact Joanne Riccitelli at email@example.com for application forms.