2018 Events

Guided Walks
this spring

Tim Cranston
Sunday, April 22

Scott Turner
Saturday, May 19

Beth Laliberte
Sunday, June 3

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

Trail Work at Canonchet Farm

Looking back at On Pettaquamscutt 2017

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


Guided Walks at Canonchet Farm, Posted February 28, 2018, Updated April 9, 2018

Three Walks this Spring

With Tim Cranston, Sunday afternoon, April 22

Join us on Sunday afternoon, April 22, from 1:00 to 3:00 when local historian Tim Cranston searches for changes made to the land by former users and owners of Canonchet Farm.

Tim has a wealth of knowledge of the history of South County which he has been sharing for many years through articles and presentations.

Please meet Tim in the Ann Hoxsie Lane parking lot directly across from the Narragansett Town Beach South Pavilion on Boston Neck Road (Route 1A.)  This guided walk, cosponsored by Friends of Canonchet Farm and the Narragansett Historical Society, is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 401 783-3951

With Scott Turner, Saturday afternoon, May 19 from 1:00 to 3:00

Don't miss Scott Turner, nature writer for the Providence Journal, as he leads a walk along the improved path through Canonchet Farm. Scott is knowledgeable and entertaining as he discovers beauty, humor and inspiration in the forest. And, volunteers will have been working throughout the fall, winter, and early spring to make walking more enjoyable.

Please meet Scott in the Ann Hoxsie Lane parking lot directly across from the Narragansett Town Beach South Pavilion on Boston Neck Road (Route 1A).

With Beth Laliberte, Sunday afternoon, June 3 from 1:00 to 3:00

Please join us for a walk along the Geology Trail with URI professor and popular lecturer Beth Laliberte. Beth, who has a Ph.D. in Geological Oceanography from the URI Graduate School of Oceanography and a B.A. in Geology from Smith College, will point out out effects of glaciers that passed over this area in the distant past.

Please meet Beth in the South County Museum parking lot at the end of Strathmore Street off of Kingstown Road, Narragansett.

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 Casabona, 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 February 28, 2018

Improving the Canonchet Farm Trail

In October, Friends of Canonchet Farm volunteers returned to working along the Canonchet Farm Trail, removing invasive vegetation and making the trail safer and more enjoyable. The work continues every Saturday (whether permitting through the spring, when work shifts back to restoration of the area along Lake Canonchet and Little Neck Pond.

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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