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Field Trips and Events

Rhode Island

Explore Rhode Island Outdoors

Enjoy the outdoors by visiting one of our many preserves in the state, or by participating in our ongoing events.  Check back frequently for updated nature walks and events.  Visit Places We Protect for information about our preserves open to the public.
For Volunteer Opportunities click the tab next to Events!


Special Events


  • Earth Day Family Nature Walk

    Tillinghast Pond Management Area, West Greenwich
    April 26, 2014

    Celebrate the planet and the preservation of an amazing place, just 15 minutes off Route 95.  Join The Nature Conservancy for a 1.5-mile walk in the woods, with plenty of time to look for tadpoles and early spring wildflowers.  Meet at the parking lot on Pl... Learn more


  • Woodcock Sky Dance

    Francis C. Carter Preserve, Charlestown
    April 16, 2014

    In spring, male woodcocks perform a high, spiraling aerial display, hoping to catch the attention of a mate on the ground below. The Nature Conservancy’s Carter Preserve has a large, open grassland that is perfect for observing this annual ritual. The trail ar... Learn more


Volunteer Opportunities


  • Wild Plant Restoration

    Tillinghast Pond Management Area, West Greenwich
    April 22, 2014

    Help make room for jack-in-the-pulpits and other native spring wildflowers by pulling out invasive plants at the historic Bates homestead area, near Tillinghast Pond.  Please bring a pair of work gloves and a drink/snack.  Meet at the Plain Meetinghouse Roa... Learn more


  • Piping Plover Fencing Days

    Goosewing Beach Preserve, Little Compton
    March 28, 2014

    Spend the day on one of the most pristine beaches in Rhode Island! Help us to protect sensitive habitat for beach nesting birds including piping plover and least tern. Your help is needed to install posts, signage and rope which comprise a symbolic fence around their... Learn more


  • Piping Plover Fencing Days

    Little Compton (beach location to be determined)
    April 04, 2014

    Spend the day on one of the most pristine beaches in Rhode Island! Help us to protect sensitive habitat for beach nesting birds including piping plover and least tern. Your help is needed to install posts, signage and rope which comprise a symbolic fence around their... Learn more


  • Fry Pond Trail Workday

    Fry Pond Conservation Area, West Greenwich
    April 19, 2014

    After a long, stormy winter, the Fry Pond trails are ready for a cleanup crew!  The Nature Conservancy and the West Greenwich Land Trust are looking for volunteers to remove fallen branches, trim back the parts of the trail that have grown in, and re-paint the t... Learn more


  • Trail Blazers Wanted –New Trail Opening Soon!

    Canonchet Preserves – Hoxsie property, Hopkinton
    Canonchet Brook Preserve
    April 26, 2014

    Our next trail is in the works and we need hands to make it happen!  The Hoxsie property in Hopkinton is part of The Conservancy’s Canonchet Preserves.  This 2 mile trail project is a partnership project among TNC, Hopkinton’s Land Trust, Conser... Learn more


  • Pine Barren Restoration Workday

    Queen’s River Preserve, Exeter
    April 25, 2014

    Grab some clippers and a rake and help enhance this pine barren habitat for a variety of critters that make this area their home. This pine barren may be small, but it supports a wide diversity of invertebrates such as beetles and spiders.  Mimicking the effects... Learn more


  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering.  See below for volunteer listings and events.  You can also visit our Volunteer page for more information.
    Ongoing

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  • Become a Friend of the Dundery Brook Trail!
    Volunteers Needed!

    Little Compton, RI
    Ongoing

    Volunteering is as easy as taking a walk in the woods!  We need you to help monitor trail conditions and report any problems.  Check on parking area, signage, boardwalk and other structures, perform basic maintenance tasks such as removing litter and f... Learn more


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