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Earth Day Celebration: 5 Years After - Sowams Woods
Barrington Land Conservation Trust
***It is pouring - we will reschedule in hopes of a brighter day! ***
Sowams Woods trails have been completed thanks to numerous scouts. Invasive plants have been greatly reduced and native plants added. Come see the progress. We'll check wildflowers in bloom, peepers at the pools and herring at the pond. Park on Tallwood, Lighthouse or Spinaker; we'll meet up at the Sowams Woods sign on Washington Road. This will be an easy stroll with time for photography. No special clothing requirements, but insect repellant is still recommended for avoiding Lyme Disease (we'll have some on hand). Birthday refreshments will complete our celebration.
More About Sowams Woods
The wooded site covers 12 acres on the edges of Echo Lake, the Rhode Island Country Club golf course and Washington Road. Narrow hiking trails wind through the property, purchased by the Barrington Land Conservation Trust for preservation in 2006. Parking is limited to several off-road spaces at the start of the red blaze trail north of the golf course. With 800 feet of frontage on the lake, the property is believed to be the only nesting site for Diamondback terrapins in the state. Dozens of species of birds visit the site each year.