The South Kingstown Land Trust is very excited to announce our effort to buy the development rights to the 40-acre Whaley Farm on Jerry Brown Farm Road, and once again, three years later, we will need your help to ‘save the farm!’ Protection of the Whaley farm will connect a 113-acre corridor of protected farmland, including the abutting Bud Browning farm, Rocky Meadows farm and Bayfield farm. To save Whaley Farm would be a tremendous step forward for farmland preservation in our town.
SKLT has already secured grant funding from the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service and the state Agricultural Land Preservation Commission. These two grants will provide more than half the funds needed for the project, but we still have to fill a sizable gap of about $150,000. SKLT will depend on our friends and neighbors to raise these funds! SKLT aims to raise $75,000 from individual supporters. Donations can be made in 2015, 2016 or both tax years. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can make a pledge!