The Weekapaug Foundation Keeping our Unique Corner of the World Green and Wild

Conserving. Caring. Connecting.

The Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation is a non-profit land trust in Westerly and Charlestown, Rhode Island dedicated to preserving and protecting the open land and clean water of the Winnapaug and Quonochontaug salt pond watersheds. Our work includes:


Conservation Land

We protect over a thousand acres of green space, marshes, fields and woodlands, which are habitats for migratory and endangered birds, small mammals and dozens of different plant species. Come explore.


Community Projects

From planting native species, clearing trails, and maintaining Weekapaug landmarks like the Weekapaug Inlet to providing guided nature walks, farm dinners, and get-togethers hosted with our partners, the Foundation is dedicated to preserving and restoring our community.


Scholarship Fund

In honor of our beloved trustee, Richard Dumouchel, the Foundation awards one URI student with a scholarship to pursue an education in environmental studies or conservation.

Noyes Neck Forest Trail

The WFC has opened a pedestrian trail through the forest from Noyes Neck Road to the Community Garden, allowing pedestrians to walk inside the stone walls and off a busy Noyes Neck Road. Walkers can now continue their walk along the stone wall or on the path around the farm field: Farm Trail. One can also choose the path through Nushka Preserve. Trees have been marked to delineate the trail: Forest Trail.
WFC plans to continue these activities to create a trail network at Noyes Neck farm for our members to enjoy.
Forest Walking Trail

Protecting Land for Community Benefit

Since 1989, the Foundation’s success has depended on the extraordinary level of volunteerism and generosity of its members. There are so many ways to get involved.


The Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation needs your time and talent! Reach out to learn more.


Support the WFC as we pursue our mission to protect, preserve and maintain the natural habitat of our community.

Become a Member

Open to all who share our goal of preserving open space and water quality in Weekapaug and surrounding communities.

WFC Projects