CHARLESTOWN — Rhode Island’s Land Trust Days will kick off at the Patricia Sprague Forest Preserve on Railroad Avenue, on Friday, Aug. 9, at 6 p.m., hosted by the Charlestown Land Trust and Rhode Island Land Trust Council. It will feature a guided walk through the 27.8-acre property on the Pawcatuck River.

The Patricia Sprague Forest Preserve contains a floodplain forest, vernal pools, kettle ponds, open fields, wetlands and a 3-acre meadow. In the 1930s, the property was a center for research and study on the biodynamic method of agricultural production in the United States. In 2016, the Town of Charlestown obtained the land and established the preserve. The Charlestown Land Trust holds a conservation easement on the property.

The evening will begin with a meet-and-greet with light refreshments. The walk starts at 6:30 p.m. The one-hour walk will be at a moderate pace and suitable for all ages and experience levels. For more information about the kickoff in Charlestown, contact Karen Jarret at 401-742-6954. For more information about other Land Trust Days events, visit

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