Rhode Island Land Trust Council

The Rhode Island Land Trust Council is a coalition of the state’s land trusts - community-based organizations formed to protect our special places: the scenic open spaces, natural areas, farms, forests, historic sites, watersheds, and drinking water supplies that define the character of our communities and our state. Land trusts are protecting our heritage so that it will be a legacy for future generations.

Photo credit: David Thalmann, Aquidneck Land Trust

Land Trusts in Rhode Island are grass roots organizations that reflect the unique priorities of their communities. Rhode Island’s first land trusts were formed in 1972. Today there are over 45 land trusts in the state.

Make a Donation

Only 11 Rhode Island land trusts have staff - the others are volunteer organizations. Dozens of people across the state volunteer 100's of hours to preserve and manage our communities' most valued open space lands. You can help by joining and volunteering for the land trust in your community.

Take the RIWalks Challenge

Explore land trust trails around Rhode Island and search for creatures

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There are 30 different nature inspired creatures along nature trails that traverse the special places that land trusts are protecting. How many can you find? Can you find all 30?

Visit ExploreRI for information on land trusts’ walking trails where you can get outdoors and explore the special places land trusts are protecting.

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