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CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION

Land Preservation is our primary mission. The Land Alliance Open Land Fund is dedicated to the purchase and stewardship of open land.

The Land Alliance holds 90 acres in trust lands for the public benefit: Lake of Isles Preserve, Dirlam Preserve, Headwaters Preserve, Fowler-Grindstone Preserve, Milltown Preserve, Pitcher Mountain Preserve, and the Ives Preserve. Nature walks, trail building, educational activities, and ecological studies are ongoing. Contact us to learn about conservation easements, land in trust, reserve estate planning, future bequests, Act 490, and farm development rights. We can explain the available choices for future protection of your land.

The Land Alliance has proudly participated in University of Rhode Island’s Watershed Watch for 23 years. Within the Pawcatuck River Watershed, our volunteers monitor Wyassup Lake, Spaulding Pond, and Green Falls River from April to October. All data is available online at http://www.uri.edu/ce/wq/ww

 

EDUCATION AND PUBLIC AWARENESS

Our activities bring fresh awareness of North Stonington’s natural heritage. These include an Earth Day celebration, lectures, guided walks, as well as events in the field: “Starry Night” star gazing, trail building on our preserves, and vernal pool exploration.
The New Brief is published and distributed online or by mail for those without email to both inform and build our community. Contributions from all citizens are welcome for publication. Our NewsBrief lists upcoming Land Alliance Events.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY

The Land Alliance chooses its advocacy issues with great care. By law we do not lobby for political candidates. We write letters, attend public hearings, and encourage all residents to become involved as individuals.

Board Members

Learn who the NSCLA board members are
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History

Founded in 1987 by residents interested in protecting natural resources
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Projects

We are always looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers!
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