Charlestown Citizens Alliance - January 15, 2017

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Town Council Resolution in Opposition to New Railroad Lines

Town Council Resolution in Opposition to New Railroad Lines

On Tuesday, January 10, after listening to testimony from many of the more than 500 citizens who had gathered to protest the proposal for construction of new rail lines through homes, protected open space, parkland, wetlands, farms, Narragansett Tribal Land, Historic Districts, and eligible low/mod communities in Charlestown and nearby towns, the Charlestown Town Council passed a resolution in opposition …

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Save the Amos Greene Farm

Save the Amos Greene Farm

This short film was created by Carla Ricci, owner of the Amos Greene Farm. The historic Amos Greene Farm is one of the many farms or parklands protected by conservation easements along the path of the proposed train route through Westerly, Charlestown and Richmond. Those easements protect the land from a change of use by future owners, developers, and state and local government. Will they be strong enough to stand up to the state of Rhode Island if the Federal Government is their partner? Where the state holds the easement, they have a legal obligation to enforce the easement – even enforce it against another state agency. Contracts are not always followed, especially when no one is watching, but we are watching and ready to fight!

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Statement of the Charlestown Land Trust on Railroad Proposal

Statement of the Charlestown Land Trust on Railroad Proposal

We are here to defend the natural and human resources that this proposal destroys. This preferred route includes the degradation of homes, farms, our watershed and conserved lands of the Nature Conservancy, local Land Trusts, RIDEM, Tribal and municipalities. We have a legal obligation to object to the sale, degradation or taking of these lands. There are legally binding conservation easements and management plans attached to conserved properties, with the intent of preservation in perpetuity. Perpetuity meaning forever, protected on the basis of common trust and not to be violated.

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Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

The Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island is accepting entries for the 2016-2017 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest until March 15, 2017. This nationwide competition, a program of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service administered on the state level, is open to all K-12 students attending public, private, tribal, or home schools. Along with their original, …

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Tunnel Boring Machine

Federal Railroad Administration Plan

We have created a page dedicated to this issue, where we will keep all the information we have available and up to date. Please check it often and let us know what information we should add. The page contains all the posts we have published on this issue and many (most) which we have not added to our e-mail newsletters.

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