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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Agriculture Study: Charles Allott  to Speak on Farmland Preservation.
Charles Allott, Executive Director of the Aquidneck Land Trust, will speak about the importance of preserving farmland on Aquidneck Island on March 12 at
6:00 pm at the Middletown Police Station.  The League of Women Voters of Newport County is sponsoring Mr. Allott’s talk, in conjunction with the National League’s initiative to update its Agriculture position.   Local Leagues, as part of their research on agriculture, are sponsoring forums to educate members and the general public about issues critical to local farmers.   The state of Rhode Island leads the nation in  the percentage of farmland lost to development.  Since it was founded in 1990, The Aquidneck Land Trust has conserved over 2000 acres of land on Aquidneck Island.

This talk is free and open to the public.  The Middletown Police Department ‘s address is 123 Valley Road, Middletown.  For more information call 378-7595.

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