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Rhode Island

Land. Water. Hope.

We are 1 million Rhode Islanders who depend on nature.

We depend on it for our livelihoods, for our health, and to enrich the quality of our everyday lives.

Centuries of industrial use and poorly-planned development on Rhode Island’s lands and waters have come at a cost.

Wild oyster reefs and many traditional fisheries have fallen off steeply. Working farmland has declined by 80% since 1940. Fragmentation of rivers and forests has resulted in impacts to wildlife, and a changing climate has put our 400 miles of coastline at greater risk.

The Nature Conservancy in Rhode Island connects donors and volunteers with leading scientists and conservationists to face these problems head-on.

In short, our goal is to protect the natural character of our beautiful state.

Explore our website to learn more about how we work to make Rhode Island a better place to live by protecting our land and freshwater, restoring healthy coastal waters, and engaging people in the wonder of nature. 


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