Easement Holdings

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The Weekapaug Inn Bathhouses were built in 1899 and then rebuilt after the 1938 hurricane. They complement the Weekapaug Inn and form a unique piece of the Weekapaug’s cultural heritage.  Protected by a conservation easement, they will be forever maintained in a similar way as to how they are today. The property is framed by…

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16-Knowles

The 16 Knowles Ave Preserve consists of a mix of upland wetland and transitional wetland habitats. The stated purpose in the easement is to “assure that the Premises will be retained forever in a manner that will protect and maintain their scenic and open space condition”. The property is a characterized by the presence of…

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Grayproperty4B

This emerald jewel is tucked away in a small housing development along route 1A.  It borders the Winnapaug Pond, which makes it environmentally- beneficial to restrict development for the water quality in the pond. The property is comprised of wetland shrub thicket, coastal grassland, and a tidal wetland complex. 237 Shore Rd., Westerly-Development rights (42…

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PerryEvans10B

Haversham Rd., Haversham (8 acres) This beautiful vantage point in WFC’s Haversham complex of four contiguous properties is comprised by eight-acres of upland forest, wetland forest and coastal grassland. The property sits along the shoreline of Quonochontaug Pond and offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding community.  Some of the plant species present include Red Maple,…

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This half-acre property is situated along the picturesque Route 1A, nearby another WFC property known as the Shore Road Preserve. It is occupied by one house and the rest of the land has been preserved as open space, subject to the 2000 conservation easement with WFC.  It is likely home to many avian species that…

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WFC holds a conservation easement on the fourteen-acre 15 Morris Road property. Located south of Shore Road and north of Chapman Road in Weekapaug. This is primarily a woodland property with a small acreage cleared for a residential structure. It is surrounded by forested wetlands on three sides, with protected farmland further to the north....
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The Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation granted conservation easements and restrictions for the development of the Shelter Harbor Golf Course in the early 2000s.  The conservation easements permit the golf club and course development and use, but otherwise require that the premises be maintained in its scenic and open space condition.   The property is 405…

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The Weekapaug Golf Club The Foundation holds a conservation easement on the 60-acre Weekapaug Golf Course and two abutting parcels of land, the Meikle parcel and the Rachlin parcel. The golf course is ranked the 28th best 9-hole courses in the world by Golf Magazine and is part of the Rhode Island Golf Course Green Certification…

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Junction of Route 1 & Route 1A (80 acres) The Dunn Property is a 1.5 acre-undeveloped, barrier beach close in proximity to WFC’s F.T. Paton Property and adjacent to Quonochontaug Pond to the north and Quonochontaug Beach to the south. The property is cloistered north of the Sand Trail along Quonchontaug Beach in Westerly. This...
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One of WFC’s thirteen conservation easement properties, Ever-Breeze Farm is a 110 acre farm in Westerly that has been family-owned since 1961.  It is located just north of Dunns Corner on Bradford-Dunns Corner Road.  This Protected Property has a long history of active agricultural use that continues today.   Historically a dairy farm, it is…

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Ocean Breeze Farm, at the corner of Noyes Neck Road and Shore Road, is a 65 acre family owned working farm.  In 1997, the Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation worked jointly with The Nature Conservancy and the Rhode Island Agricultural Land Preservation Commission on obtaining the development rights to the farm.  The Nature Conservancy determined that...
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This downward sloping picturesque waterfront property sits along Quonochontaug Pond abutting residential properties to north, west and south. The property contains a mix of open lawn and landscaped woodland gardens with a great variety of plant species and small-scale habitats.
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This 4-acre marsh property bordering Quonochontaug Pond in Charlestown supports a variety of birds and marine life. It is likely a nesting site for Saltmarsh sparrow and Willet. Salt marsh sparrows are considered a high conservation priority since they nest exclusively in the high marsh that is subject to flooding. Additionally, a variety of wading…

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