Restoring Habitat
Summer Schedule
June 6, 20, 27
July 11, 25
August 8, 22

Spring 2017 Events

Habitat Restoration
On Canonchet Farm Trail
April 1, 15, 29

Lake Canonchet & Little Neck Pond
April 8, 22 and May 5, 20

Earth Day with Dr. Bob
Saturday, April 22

Birds and More Laura Carbery
Tuesday, May 9

Day at the Museum
Saturday, May 13

Annual Meeting
Sunday, May 21


Looking back at On Pettaquamscutt, February 26

View Nancy Karraker's presentation on amphibians and reptiles in the Narrow River Watershed.

 

Habitat Restoration at Lake Canonchet and Little Neck Pond

Tuesday Evening Work Sessions
Start June 6

In seven scheduled work sessions on Tuesday evenings, we will be clearing invasive vegetation from the edge of Lake Canonchet and Little Neck Pond and promoting the re-growth of native species in this wonderfully diverse habitat. New and returning volunteers are always welcome. We meet at the end of Anne Hoxsie Lane across Boston Neck Road from the Narragansett Town Beach at 4:00 p.m. and work until about 7:00, when we enjoy some pizza and other refreshments. We provide gloves, tools, instructions and plenty of encouragement. The work dates are:

June 6, June 20 and June 27
July 11 and July 25
August 8 and August 22

The Tuesday works session run from 4:00 to 7:00. Parking is available in the West Parking Lot on Anne Hoxsie Lane. Stop at the Friends of Canonchet tent for a parking pass.

Note: A great deal of progress was made last season with suppression of the phragmites at Lake Canonchet and we are now removing the dead plants from the water's edge. Please bring waterproof boots or shoes if you want to join in that task. If not, there are plenty of dry feet jobs to be done.

Starting in September, the work sessions will be on Saturday mornings.


Let's Get Out and Walk

Earth Day with Dr. Bob
Saturday April 22, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

What could be a better thing to do to celebrate Earth Day than to visit the Earth? Or at least what little bit of it you can in two hours. On foot. At a slow pace. Join local naturalist Bob Kenney for an exploration of the Canonchet Farm trails on a warm, sunny afternoon (we can hope). The plants will be coming back to life after sleeping away the winter, the early spring wild flowers will be blooming, the migratory song birds will be returning, and some of the frogs and salamanders will have already finished the year’s breeding. The plan is to have no plan, to just walk the trails and see what we find. Dress appropriately for the weather, and expect some wet walking. Meet Dr. Bob in the Anne Hoxsie Lane parking lot directly across Boston Neck Road (Scenic 1A) from the Narragansett Town Beach South Pavilion.

Birds and More with Laura Carbery
Tuesday, May 9, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Audubon Society naturalist Laura Carbery returns to Canonchet Farm for a walk titled “Birds and More.” One of our favorite presenters, Laura leads bird walks and workshops throughout Rhode Island. But, what does “and more” mean? Join us to find out. Meet in the Anne Hoxsie Lane parking lot directly across Boston Neck Road (Route 1A) from the Narragansett Town Beach South Pavilion.
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A Day at the Museum
Saturday May 13, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

South County Museum, that is. We are teaming with the museum to sponsor three programs linked to the items in the museum's collection. This program will be similar to the mix of activities in our Stories in Stone program in 2013. Here is what is planned so far:

♦ 10:00 a.m. Geologist Beth Laliberte will guide us on a walk on the new Geology Trail.

♦ 11:00 a.m. Archaeologist Jay Waller will give a talk at the Robinson Family Cemetery on museum property.

♦ 1:00 p.m. Local historian Richard Vangermeersch will seek evidence of Governor William Sprague in the museum and on the grounds.

Bring a lunch to enjoy on the picnic tables at the Museum and stay the day.
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Help Remove Invasive Plants along the
Canonchet Farm Trail
Saturday, April 1, 15 and 29
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
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With three work sessions in April, we will continue to remove invasive plants from the edges of the main trail through Canonchet Farm, and welcome new volunteers. We provide tools, snacks, drinks, instruction, lunch (weather permitting) and the best gloves you will ever use. Meet at the Friends of Canonchet Farm trailer at South County Museum, at the end of Strathmore Street, off Kingstown Road, Narragansett. Learn more about Habitat Restoration at Canonchet Farm.
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Back to Work at Lake Canonchet and Little Neck Pond
Saturday, April 8 and Saturday, April 22
Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 20
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

April 8 is Opening Day for the sixth season of habitat restoration along the two coastal pond across the street from the Narragansett Town Beach, Lake Canonchet and Little Neck Pond. And it's the first of four work sessions we have scheduled for April and May. We will be clearing debris from winter storm damage, checking for emergent knotweed and other invasive plants (the invasives always show up early) and maintaining the progress we have made along the two ponds. Volunteers old and new are always welcome. As always, Friends of Canonchet Farm provides tools, snacks, drinks, instruction, lunch (weather permitting) and the best gloves you will ever use provided. Meet in the Anne Hoxsie Lane parking lot directly across Boston Neck Road (Scenic 1A) from the Narragansett Town Beach South Pavilion. Learn more about Habitat Restoration at Canonchet Farm.
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Tom FortierFriends of Canonchet Farm Annual Meeting
Sunday, May 21, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
South County Museum

Out-going Friends of Canonchet Farm President Tom Fortier will be the featured speaker at our 2017 Annual Meeting on Sunday May 21 in the Metz Building at the South County Museum. Tom is a co-founder of the Friends of Canonchet Farm and has served as a trustee and officer for much of the group's first decade.

 

 

 

There's more to come. Look for announcements here for dates and times, and for additional walks throughout the year. Or better yet, send us an e-mail so we can place your e-mail on our events address.

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