Stewardship of the land a shared responsibility

Block Island Land Trust meetings are often a sharing of experiences and matters that concern all of the conservancy organizations on Block Island. As Scott Comings of The Nature Conservancy said at the Land Trust’s meeting on Thursday, Aug. 13: “We’re all in this together.”
“We need to find the perfect spot and get this done,” said Comings.
Tall brush in the area has blocked access for walking and fishing in the pond, and Department of Environmental Management permits will be obtained before any clearing takes place.
Stewardship of the Ocean View Foundation’s property in Old Harbor is also a shared responsibility, and Kim Gaffett had two “updates” she wanted to share with the Land Trust. The first was concerning the walking path that starts near the entrance to the OVF property and goes down to the shore just south of Ballard’s Beach.
Gaffett said that approximately a week prior, she had found Fire Chief Kirk Littlefield coming up the path in the Fire Department’s ATV. He was exploring whether the path could be used for emergency access to the beach, but found the path too narrow, and the turns too sharp. There are also some small stumps

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