Created in 1987, the East Greenwich Municipal Land Trust was established to promote preservation of the town's natural environment and historic character.
The Land Trust seeks to accomplish this by preserving suitable open spaces for recreation, forestry and wildlife; promoting responsible development of real estate and sound conservation practices; protecting environmentally sensitive or threatened existing and /or future fresh-water well-fields, aquifer recharge areas, and wetlands; and by promoting public access and views of harbors, ponds, marshes, farmland and forest.
The Land Trust has acquired ownership of lands, conservation easements, and the development rights of twelve parcels, totaling 314.7 acres. These properties have provided East Greenwich residents with improved opportunities for passive recreation and general enjoyment of the natural environment by making trails accessible to the public.
The Town and the Land Trust have been approached by many people offering to sell their property or the development rights to their property to ensure that their land will be preserved. The Land Trust has also identified numerous properties that are significant for ecological protection, recreational value, and historic and agricultural preservation. Together these properties represent at least 500 acres of land that contribute to the Town's Character.
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