Watch a short film on Habitat Restoration at Lake Canonchet
On Protecting Canonchet #1
The Master Plan
On Protecting Canonchet #2
On Protecting Canonchet #3
Management of the Park
On Protecting Canonchet #4
Cleanup at Lake Canonchet
September 10, 2011
Charlie Lee Remembrance
February 6, 2011
Who was Canonchet?
by Richard Vangermeersch
Canonchet Farm Master Plan
Town Council Holds Workshop on Planning Board Report
October 21, 2010
Cleanup - Day 2
October 9, 2009
October 10, 2009
Join us on Sunday, March 24, when Frank Hepner discusses "Short Line and Electric Railroads of Rhode Island," the third talk in the winter speaker series On Pettaquamscutt, Presentations on the Environment and History of the Narrow River Watershed.
For more on this year's series, visit to the OnPettaquamscutt.org.
On Pettaquamscutt is a joint project of the Friends of Canonchet Farm, Narrow River Preservation Association and South County Museum.
The Friends of Canonchet Farm is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 2007 that hopes to manage Canonchet Farm with the Town of Narragansett in the State of Rhode Island. The Town of Narragansett will retain control and policy responsibility for Canonchet Farm in what we anticipate will be a public-private partnership.
Thanks to the generosity of many individuals, the Friends of Canonchet Farm has raised funds, and will seek to raise additional funds, to transform Canonchet Farm into a model for recreational and educational parks nationwide.
Canonchet Farm is currently an underutilized resource. The Friends hope to increase its use many times over. The Friends plan to work closely with the Town of Narragansett to manage the farm. Management duties will include but not be limited to: grant writing, raising funds, relating with public, clearing invasive plants, building bridges, fertilizing trees, pruning trees, thinning trees to open up vistas, removing dead trees and plants, removing dangerous trees and plants, showcasing glacial rocks, showcasing ancient rock walls, repairing damaged rock walls, protecting vernal pools and controlling erosion.
Our plan is to improve and protect the 174 acres of Canonchet Farm. We intend to work closely with the RI DEM, the RI DOT, the EPA, the US Fish & Wildlife Service and the CRMC, and to coordinate efforts and goals with the South County Museum.
The Friends of Canonchet Farm foresees a future working with the community and park user groups to ensure that Canonchet Farm remains an enjoyable experience for all park visitors. Advisory boards comprised of community residents will work with the Friends on a range of projects and issues. The Friends are firmly committed to improving, managing and preserving the Town of Narragansett's park. We intend to incorporate the public to become better stewards of this irreplaceable treasure.
Photos by Bill Krul
The mission of the Friends of Canonchet Farm