In addition to land conservation, the Westerly Land Trust has a strong focus on environmental education and community engagement. WLT is one of the only land trusts in Rhode Island with an active youth education program. Since 2016, we have connected with more than 3,000 students in our community. We firmly believe that environmental respect and protection begins at a young age, so it is our goal to inspire the next generation of land conservationists. Also, while WLT was founded to conserve land, we have evolved into a well-rounded community asset with commitments and goals not only focused on our environment, but on our community’s mental and physical health and well-being.
WLT recognizes that many of Westerly’s students are struggling, both now amidst the pandemic and in normal times. Our current motivation is two-fold: 1.) connecting the underserved population with safe, effective, and stimulating afterschool options (both now and in times of normalcy) and 2.) augmenting the current school curriculum to make up for the irregularities of the past three school years. WLT works with local schools to provide our properties for academic field trips for students to observe, connect with and immerse themselves in nature.
Additionally, the Member will help coordinate a wide range of public programs promoting active, healthy lifestyles and environmental awareness, including monthly All Ages guided hikes, weekly Thursday Hikes/Paddles, birding events, discussions and lectures, and our popular Farmers Market and Community Garden.
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