RI Land and Water Conservation Summit

riltcThe annual Land and Water Conservation Summit takes place March 9th at the Memorial Student Union at URI. Everyone interested in land and water conservation or preservation is invited to attend. This is the only statewide meeting of its kind and is always a day full of great presentations, fine speakers and lots of opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with folks working in these fields in RI. Sponsored by the RI Land Trust Council and Narragansett Bay Estuary Program the event always draws several hundred interested and interesting people to hear what is on the front line of land and water conservation right now. There are many workshops, speakers, and vendors, providing information that you just can’t find anywhere else. Check out the line-up and then sign up! We all look forward to seeing you there. Learn more and register at www.landandwaterpartnership.org.

One more thing – our keynote speaker this year is an amazing storyteller, Steve Archibald, Education and Outreach specialist at the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center in Montana. We hear he is terrific. Also terrific on this year’s schedule is local award-winning storyteller Bill Harley.

Postscript: One of our own, longtime board member and secretary Sophie Page Lewis was chosen to receive the prestigious 2013 Peter Merritt Award for Conservation for her invaluable contributions to the work of the South Kingstown Land Trust. This award recognizes dedicated individuals who are making outstanding contributions to their communities. Congratulations, Sophie!

Sophie Page Lewis with Janet Coit, RI DEM Director

Sophie Page Lewis with Janet Coit, RI DEM Director