Land Trust Holds Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the Seekonk Land Conservation Trust was held at the Seekonk Library on April 9, 2019 and featured an informative presentation from Seekonk’s Conservation Agent, Jennifer Miller. Ms. Miller highlighted the Conservation Commission’s role in overseeing the Town’s public land, wetlands permitting, and remediation of Brownfield sites within our community. She also discussed current efforts preparing Seekonk’s Open Space and Recreation Plan, which when completed will qualify the town for state funds in support of recreation, open space, and the preservation of the rural charm of the Town.
The meeting also featured a short presentation by Tom Webb, Seekonk Land Trust President, that stressed efforts to ‘keep Seekonk green’ with the land trust, the RI Audubon Society, the town, and individual citizens having preserved more than 10% of the town’s 11,661 acres. There are currently 1450 acres of conservation land in town including Martin Reserve, Caratunk, and municipal conservation lands for protecting water quality, and land preserved through private conservation and agricultural restrictions.
The SLCT, a non-profit entity with a volunteer board, has been a Town entity for 52 years and is committed to continuing their mission to preserve open space in Seekonk.
If you would like to learn more information, you can contact the Seekonk Land Conservation Trust by visiting www.seekonklandtrust.org or message us on Facebook.