Fall 2017 Events

Fall Comes to Canonchet with Tom Fortier
Saturday, October 14

Salt Pond Preserve Update
Sunday, November 19

Walk with Friends
Sunday, November

On Pettaquamscutt 2018
Sunday, January 28
Sunday, February 25
Sunday, March 25

Trail Work at Canonchet Farm
October 28
November 4 and 18
December 2, 9, 16, 30

Looking back at On Pettaquamscutt, February 26

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


Talks and Walks

Mark your calendar for our Fall 2017 events including guided walks at Canonchet Farm and a talk at the Narragansett Library:

Fall Comes to Canonchet

On Saturday, October 14, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. see the arrival of fall at Canonchet Farm through the eyes of Tom Fortier. Tom will lead a walk starting in the Anne Hoxsie Lane parking lot across from the Narragansett Town Beach South Pavilion. Whether it is the reflected color of leaves at Little Neck Pond or the golden grasses of the marsh on the edge of Pettaquamscutt Cove, We are sure you will agree that you have to go no further to enjoy fall vistas. Tom is a poet and a naturalist who will bring a special way of seeing as he walks with us.

Salt Pond Preserve Update

Join us on Sunday afternoon, November 19, from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library when archaeologist Jay Waller presents a Salt Pond Preserve Update about new information on an archaeological site of great importance right here in Narragansett. He will explain to us why it is important and what it tells us about the Native American use of the natural resources at Canonchet Farm. This presentation is cosponsored by the Friends of Canonchet Farm and Narragansett Historical Society. The library is located at 15 Kingston Road in Narragansett.

A Walk with Friends

Nobody loves walks at Canonchet Farm more than Friends of Canonchet Farm President Kathie Kelleher, who will lead "Just a walk with My Friends" at Canonchet Farm on Sunday afternoon November 26 from 1:00 to 3:00. Here's how Kathie describes the event: "It is an opportunity to recharge our batteries at a hectic time of year. Bring a friend, make a friend, and enjoy the serenity of this special place. We will walk to all the unique places that I would like to share with you." Please meet in the Anne Hoxsie Lane parking lot directly across Boston Neck Road (Scenic 1A) across from the Narragansett Town Beach South Pavilion.

2018 Season Posted October 28, 2017

Please join us for the seventh season of the winter speaker series On Pettaquamscutt: Presentations on the Environment and the History of the Narrow River Watershed. Presented by: Friends of Canonchet Farm, Narrow River Preservation Association, South County Museum and the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library with generous support from Trio Restaurant.

See speakers and presentations in the first six seasons.

The presentations are on three Sunday afternoons, from 1:00 to 3:00, at the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, 35 Kingstown Road, Narragansett. All events are FREE and open to the public. After each talk, continue the conversation next door at Trio Restaurant, 15 Kingstown Road.

Space is limited for each presentation, so we encourage you to register to reserve a seat, when online registration opens at the beginning of the month of the presentation.

The 2018 lineup includes:

January 28


South County Museum Associate Director Blaire O. Gagnon "The Sampler, A Young Lady's Education in the 18th & 19th Centuries"

February 25


Gary Cassabona, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S.D.A.
"Habitat Management for Pollinators"

March 25


URI Watershed Watch Program Director Linda Green
"Narrow River and its Watershed: Twenty-five Years in Review"

For more information: Call 401 783-5344, or E-mail info@onpettaquamscutt.org

Trail Work Schedule Posted October 23, 2017

Improving the Canonchet Farm Trail

Friends of Canonchet Farm volunteers have returned to working along the Canonchet Farm Trail, removing invasive vegetation and making the trail safer and more enjoyable. But more needs to be done and volunteers are always welcome for the seven Saturday morning work sessions we have scheduled from now until the end of the year:

October 28 November 4 December 2
November 18 December 9
December 16
December 30

Please meet at the Friends of Canonchet Farm trailer located on the grounds of the South County Museum at the end of Strathmore Street, which is off Kingstown Road in Narragansett. We will gather at 9 a.m. and walk to the area of the trail where we will be removing privet, multiflora rose, bittersweet and other invasive plants.

As always, we provide tools, snacks, drinks, gloves, instruction and fun. You'll meet wonderful people who share your concern for the preservation and improvement of Canonchet Farm. For more information, contact Kathie Kelleher at events@canonchet.org.

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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