Turkey Trot Walk for Open Space

Location: USFWS – Trustom Pond Visitors Station South Kingstown, Rhode Island
Date: Nov, 23. 2012
Time: 10 AM – Noon

The USFWS and the Charlestown Land Trust will host the annual day after Thanksgiving Turkey Trot (Walk) Friday Nov. 23rd 10-12:00. The walk this year will be held at Trustom Pond, a 160-acre coastal salt pond, which is the centerpiece of Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge. It is the only pond near Rhode Island’s coast that does not have a developed shoreline.

The diversity of vegetation on the refuge and the lack of development around the pond provide an undisturbed home for almost 300 species of birds. The trail system is approximately 3 miles and leads to Otter and Osprey Points at opposite ends of Trustom Pond. Both points viewing platforms that offer a superb opportunity for wildlife observation and photography.

From US. Route 1 North, take the Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge exit (right) to Moonstone Beach Road. Follow 1 mile South toMatunuck Schoolhouse Road and turn right. Follow 0.7 mile to the refuge entrance on the left. From US. Route 1 South, make a u-turnacross the median and proceed North to the Moonstone Beach Road exit.

Free and open to the public. For information about the event send email to CLT@charlestownlandtrust.org