The Sowams Heritage Area Project Hosts the Next Round of Community Conversations

The Sowams Heritage Area Project invites members of the community to participate in a community conversation to discuss the significance of Sowams, the ancestral homeland of the Massasoit Ousamequin who welcomed the Pilgrims in 1621, and the extraordinary array of resources that can be found on its landscape.

Free to the public, the conversation will be held twice:
  • March 26, 2024, at 3:30pm at the Seekonk Public Library
  • March 27, 2024, at 7:00pm at Mt. Hope Farm


Birds of the East Bay on March 24!

Birds of the East Bay Flyer: Sunday March 24, 1-2:30pm at the Audubon Nature Center in Bristol, Rhode Island.Join us for this Free Event in celebration of spring!

Butch will share his photographs and discuss his experiences and approach to bird photography. There will be an optional nature walk after the talk, weather permitting.

Over the past 50 years, Butch has combined his passions for birds and photography to share compelling and unique images of nature. His images have been published in Yankee Magazine, East Bay Newspapers, The Providence Journal, The Boston Globe, The Audubon Society of RI’s quarterly magazine, and yearly calendars, The National Wildlife Federation’s Christmas catalog as a Christmas card, and The Academy of Natural Science’s Journal of Raptor Research Quarterly Book, and more.

March 24, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Audubon Nature Center, Bristol, RI

For more information, see the flyer.

36th Annual Meeting – Recap

On Tuesday, January 16th at 7pm the Warren Land Trust held its 36th annual meeting at the Historic Warren Armory. The meeting was well attended despite a messy wintery mix of weather.

WLT president Rock Singewald welcomed a crowd of about 50.
He expressed gratitude to a host of volunteers and donors who have helped to make the past year a successful one and extended an invitation for new volunteers.
An outline of progress at both Sowams Meadows and Jacob’s Point was presented.

Rock also thanked the local merchants for their  generous donations of food and beverage for the event’s refreshment table.

  • Shaw’s Market
  • Prica Farina
  • Sowams Cider Works
  • Cafe Water Street

Jenny Flanagan, WLT treasurer gave a brief financial report and a new slate of officers was approved:

  • Max Bliss and Kate Pisano, co-presidents
  • Jenny Flanagan, treasurer
  • Martha Antaya, secretary 

Following the business meeting, the keynote speaker, Doug Arion, PhD gave his visual presentation:
Darkness in the Daytime, The solar eclipse and our connection to the universe.

Doug’s presentation inspired awe and generated a lively Q&A.
You may visit Doug Arion’s website to learn more.

To conclude, Jenny Flanagan presented outgoing president Rock Singewald with a lovely original oil painting of Jacob’s Point by local artist Bill McLane as a token of appreciation for his stewardship, dedication, passion and loyalty to Warren Land Trust’s mission.

Fall 2023 Newsletter!

The WLCT’s Fall 2023 Newsletter is hot off the virtual presses. Highlights include:

  • News from our board president.
  • Updates on Haile Farm, Sowams Meadow and Jacob Point
  • Recap of this summer’s Moonlight Cruise.
  • “Darkness in the Daytime” and the WLCT’s annual meeting.
  • Opportunities for volunteering with the WLCT.



Spring-Summer 2023 Newsletter

The WLCT’s Spring-Summer Newsletter is hot off the virtual presses. Highlights include:

  • – News from our Executive Director, Paul Miller
  • – Earth Day Thank You
  • – An important Save the Date!
  • – The Value of Biodiversity
  • – Protected Lands Update
  • – Volunteer Spotlight
  • – Opportunities for volunteering with the WLCT.

Read the Newsletter Here!