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Pleasant, babbling Beaver River flows through undisturbed acres that feature a small woodland pool, streams, seeps, a bog pool and swamp, forested wetland and a mixed oak forest.
Richmond, in southern Rhode Island
241 acres (eastern parcel is 55 acres, western parcel is 159 acres).
Map of the Beaver River Preserve
This preserve has two trails.
The Beaver River is a major tributary to the Pawcatuck River. The Conservancy identified the Pawcatuck River system as one of the best examples of its type in the Lower New England ecoregion, and thus selected it as a target for conservation. The Pawcatuck River's 300 square mile watershed comprises most of southwestern Rhode Island and extends into Connecticut. It falls within both the South County Landscape and the Pawcatuck Borderlands and supports roughly 70% of Rhode Island's globally imperiled species. In fact, the watershed hosts the largest and perhaps most significant cluster of known breeding sites for the globally vulnerable Ringed Boghaunter dragonfly (Williamsonia lintneri) across the specie's range. Beneath the Pawcatuck watershed lies an abundance of clean groundwater which serves as the sole source of drinking water for more than 60,000 local residents.
Visit Beaver River Preserve
What to See: Plants
Blueberry, sweet pepperbush, red maple
What to See: Animals
Dragonflies and the bog copper butterfly
We hope you enjoy visiting our preserves in any season. We ask that you please observe the following guidelines:
Thank you for your help.