How to Visit
The best way to experience this watery preserve is to park on Pond Bridge Road and put in a kayak below the dam on Nonquit Pond. Paddle down Almy Creek past Ferolbink Farms into Fogland Marsh.
Salt water flows into this beautiful tidal estuary, a place where the ocean water mixes with fresh water, creating a habitat for a great wealth of life, from juvenile sport fish to marsh birds. Almy Creek and the tides of the Sakonnet River course through the property, feeding the marsh. Unlike other area salt marshes, Fogland Marsh remains primarily in its natural state because it was not drained for mosquito control.
Why TNC Selected this Site
Fogland Marsh complements the salt marshes at the State's Sapowet Marsh Wildlife Management Area and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's Emily Ruecker Wildlife Refuge, both a few miles to the north. Parts of the marsh are owned by The Nature Conservancy and the Rhode Island Division of Fish and Wildlife.
What TNC Has Done/Is Doing
The Conservancy was given 45 acres of the marsh and 3 acres of upland in 1967 by Earl Blough and Frani Muser, and in 1993 Elsie Carreiro donated a 2-acre parcel. In 1991, Hurricane Bob altered the landscape of the beach considerably, and its high storm tides floated two cottages into the marsh. The Conservancy removed one structure by burning it down with help from the Tiverton Fire Department.