Our Properties

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2+acres which abuts the Ocean Breeze Farm (337-339 Shore Road) Acquired in 1998 by WFC, the Shore Road property is maintained as a grassland or prairie. The Shore Road property is home to many avian species, including American Goldfinch, American Robin, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown-headed Cowbird, Downy Woodpecker, European Starling, Gray Catbird, Mourning Dove,…

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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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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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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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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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The Nushka Preserve is the Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation’s most recent acquisition, purchased in 2018 for $1.2 million dollars on the street that was formerly known as “Nushka Road”. The name Nushka means “precious possession” and indeed it is precious to the community that raised a significant portion of the funds to purchase it. The…

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Donated to the WFC by the Weekapaug Fire District in 2019, the Weekapaug Preserve is comprised of 22 acres of salt marsh, wet woodland, and dense coastal shrubland along Weekapaug Road.  The Preserve is a picturesque vista along the entrance to Weekapaug and an important habitat to a profusion of avian species, including Belted Kingfisher,…

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0 Old West Beach Road, Charlestown (1.32 acres) The Holmes Property The Holmes property is located along West Beach Road and Old West Beach Road on the Quonochontaug neck. With approximately 920 feet of frontage on public roads it provides for scenic value in the area.  It is an undeveloped 1.32 acre parcel of forested…

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An ecologically rich swath of forest adjacent to Shelter Harbor Golf Club’s course, this 78-acre parcel was donated to WFC by Stonewall LLC in 2018.  Interior ponds are spawning grounds to a variety of amphibians, including wood frogs and spotted salamander, and a habitat for a variety of wood ducks.  A diverse variety of native...
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38 Haversham Road, Westerly (2.38 acres) The St. John Preserve is comprised of 2.5 acres of mixed Oak and Maple forest with scattered Eastern Red Cedars. White-tailed deer traverse this precious wooded parcel in WFC’s Haversham greenway, made up of four protected parcels.  Given the available habitat, the St. John Property is used by a…

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On the barrier beach, Charlestown (2 1/2 acres) The secluded F.T. Paton Property conservation area, accessible only via a sand trail, is comprised of two acres of undeveloped barrier beach separating Block Island Sound from Quonochontaug Pond. The preserve consists of coastal shrub, dune and marsh habitats. Herring Gull and Song Sparrow are oft observed…

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Quonochontaug Pond, Charlestown (5 acres) Bill’s Island   A jewel of Quonochontaug Pond, Bill’s Island is a five-acre refuge for migratory birds including the majestic great egret, snowy egret, housefinch and the climate-engendered willet. Bill’s Island or “Great Island.” as some have called it, was saved from development after the Quonochontaug community worked together to…

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Atlantic Avenue, Misquamicut (14 acres). The Ray Preserve Offering a mix of barrier beach and wetland habitats, The Ray Preserve provides 14 pristine acres that will never be developed on Winnapaug Pond. This gorgeous property stretches between Atlantic Avenue and the pond in Misquamicut offering a setting with predominantly native plants growing with few invasive…

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The Fenway “Fen” Property The “Fen” is one of the most important properties held by the Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation to benefit the local environment. It was acquired by the Foundation in 1999 from a group of local property owners with the design to preserve and protect the environment and the natural habitat and filter…

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Haversham Road (4 acres). The Trotman Preserve is four acres of wooded habitat, part of WFC’s cluster of four conservation properties in Haversham. It is dominated by Oak Maple forest and Red Cedar mixed woodlands. A profusion of species including many small mammals, particularly migratory birds make their homes in these woods. Gray Catbird, Northern…

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Lathrop Preserve Atlantic Avenue, Misquamicut (10 acres). Tucked away behind the houses of Atlantic Avenue, the Lathrop Preserve is 10 acres of salt marsh property bordering Winnapaug Pond, comprised of a variety of herbaceous grasses and bushes. The preserve and its environs are known to be inhabited by red fox, skunk, raccoon, deer, and rabbits. Along the water’s…

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Noyes Neck Farm 2 Noyes Neck Road & Shore Road (41 acres).   WFC Guidelines for Organic Community Gardeners So that everyone can enjoy their time at the Organic Community Garden, and to ensure safely for everyone, all gardeners are expected to follow these guidelines: • Community gardeners must be members of the WFC. A…

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The Foundation acquired ownership of the Langworthy Field property in 1990, its first major acquisition of property surrounding Weekapaug.  The property is named in honor of Clifford A. Langworthy, see inset picture.  The parcel is a true gem, consisting of 39 acres of various habitats: hayfields, cornfields, salt marsh, woodlands, freshwater wetland, and a kettle…

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This expansive 78-acre farm is located between Route 1 and the Pawcatuck River, comprised of managed hayfield, pasture, secondary woodland, red maple swamp, a perennial, and a dug pond with associated marsh, red maple swamp and ruderal forest. A variety of birds, including American Goldfinch, American Robin, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue Jay, Eastern Kingbird, Great Crested...
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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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