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It's 'Family Night' at Veterans Park

Barrington Land Conservation Trust and Bayside YMCA are teaming up to host an 'All Around Summer Family Night' -- one of a host of Land Trust Days being celebrated statewide.

Celebrate one of Barrington's natural wonders today with with the Barrington Land Conservation Trust and the Bayside YMCA.

Veterans Memorial Park adjacent to the YMCA will be offering guided trail walks, field games, swimming, music and hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill.

The event is one of the Rhode Island Land Trust Days that started last Saturday and run for six weeks through Sept. 29.

The “All Around Summer Family Night” starts at 4:30 pm. Park in the lot by the YMCA, which lies adjacent to the park. Everything is free of charge.

Helen Tjader of the Barrington Land Conservation Trust and the Land Trust Council, has been an active member in planning the event, as she does for most local Land Trust activities.

“The land trusts across the state were looking for more publicity to bring in more members and volunteers and to let people know about these properties,” said Tjader, who has managed a variety of cleanups and trail improvements at Veterans Park.

Numerous other “days” at nature trails and open spaces around the state are involved in “getting the public outdoors to appreciate Rhode Island’s protected lands statewide,” according to the Land Trust Council.

You can explore with your family all of these conservation areas at no charge.

Another Barrington Land Conservation Trust event at Johannis Farm in Barrington is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8. It is being dubbed a "back to school" event at the farm off of Sowams Road.

For the complete schedule of Land Trust Days, go to the RI Land Trust website.

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