PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) recently reached its goal to purchase Little Creek, a former dairy farm in Portsmouth.
“Thanks to a flurry of ‘close the gap’ gifts from generous supporters, ALT has raised the $368,000 necessary to purchase Little Creek Preserve,” wrote the ALT in an email. “We will continue fundraising for site improvements, necessary to allow public accessibility, so your gifts are still much-needed and very welcome. Thank you for your support – together, we are doing great things!”
The ALT has been fundraising since July 2017 to purchase the 15.6-acre property, which abuts the Sakonnet Greenway Trail.
The property, once purchased, would become publicly-accessible open space. Its wetlands and pond provide habitat for a range of amphibian and avian species, including wood ducks, barn owls, spring peepers, woodchucks and resident and migratory songbirds.