The Glocester Land Trust is dedicated to the preservation of Glocester’s natural resources, rural heritage, and scenic beauty as an environmental, educational, and recreational resource for all who live, work, or visit in the Town of Glocester. Our members recognize the historical significance and cultural heritage of our community and endeavor to protect it for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations. -Mission Adopted, 2013
Through the efforts of the Town Council, the Glocester Land Trust was established by the Rhode Island Legislature in 1987. On behalf of all the citizens of Glocester, the Trustees of the Glocester Land Trust wish to acknowledge the generosity and cooperation of the following in the acquisition of these historically and/or environmentally important properties:
- Mr. & Mrs. Henry C. Hawkins (Hawkins Pond)
- Miss Elizabeth M. Phillips (Phillips Farm)
- The Scott & Worthington Families (Scotstun Town Forest)
- ----- (Signe Phillips Woodland)
- Mr. Anthony Sprague
- The Burton Family
The Trust gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society, the Rhode Island Audubon Society, the Roger Williams Reserve, and innumerable individuals whose generosity has enhanced its success.
On April 16, 2013, the Board of Trustees voted to join the Land Trust Alliance to begin the quest to achieve accreditation in the year 2015; and to adopt the Standards and Practices of the Land Trust Alliance as its guiding principles to guarantee future preservation of our beautiful properties.