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Rhode Island


The Nature Conservancy of Rhode Island needs your help!  The Conservancy owns and manages over 7,000 acres of land.  We rely on volunteers to help with stewardship and monitoring of our nature preserves.


As a Friend of the Preserves, you can contribute in a variety of ways:

Preserve Monitoring:  Volunteering is as easy as taking a walk in the woods! Only your eyes and ears are needed. Visit a preserve at least once per month to monitor its condition and report any problems. Help keep our properties well-maintained for everyone's enjoyment.

Volunteer Workdays:  Help the Conservancy's Preserve Managers maintain trails, parking areas and bog bridges, assist in habitat restoration, remove invasive species, and much more.

Shorebird Protection and Education:  Help educate beach visitors about rare shorebirds that nest at Goosewing Beach Preserve.  Assist in data collection of nesting shorebirds and recreational beach use.  No experience necessary, training provided.
Gain insight into the role of a MB) our new Volunteer Handbook!

As a member of our Friends Group:
You will receive an official volunteer kit which includes a Nature Conservancy Friends of the Preserves volunteer cap, information about the Conservancy, trail maps and more!
In addition, each year the Conservancy will acknowledge the contributions of its volunteers and their annual milestones with a fun-filled party!

Contact Us!

Cheryl Wiitala, Preserves Manager
401-331-7110, ext. 25

Tim Mooney, Preserves Manager for Francis Carter Preserve & Tillinghast Pond Management Area
401-331-7110, ext.17

Contact Us

The Nature Conservancy
RI Chapter 
159 Waterman Street
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 331-7110

Block Island Office:
352 High Street
PO Box 1287
Block Island, RI 02807
(401) 466-2129

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