Warwick Wildlife and Conservation Commission To hold 4 Unique Nature-History Tours

WARWICK, RI – The Warwick Wildlife and Conservation Commission will be hosting a series of four unique natural location tours beginning in the first week of May. The tours will run weekly on Saturdays at various locations throughout the City from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Attendees are invited to come and learn about the rich ecology and history of each location and what makes each particular site unique.

Anne Holst, chair of the Warwick Wildlife and Conservation Commission, spearheaded the project after the Rhode Island Wildlife Action Plan listed each area as distinctive. The Warwick Wildlife and Conservation Commission is constantly striving to assist the Planning Department and the City sustain a balance between residential and commercial development while maintaining the integrity of the City’s wildlife and other natural resources.  This is an opportunity for the Commission to educate and engage residents and neighbors on the local ecological environment and natural resources housed within the City.

“Warwick has multiple unique and interesting ecological sites scattered throughout the City, many of which residents and visitors know little about,” said Mayor Scott Avedisian. “I applaud the Wildlife and Conservation Commission for planning these educational events and hope that those with an interest in Warwick’s natural history take advantage of them. It is because of the Commission’s dedication to the City and its natural beauty we are able to educate others about what makes Warwick so unique.”

Tours are free and open to the public.

May 6             Mary’s Creek- Post Road to Clyde Avenue (Subway on corner) fdthen follow signs under the railroad tracks and keep bearing right along the marsh.

May 13           Greene’s River – Post Road to Forge Road (on way to Goddard Park) on the bridge before Chianti’s Restaurant  

May 20           Mill Creek – West Shore Road to Tidewater Drive to bridge over Mill Creek.

May 27           Clouds Hill Arboretum -4157 Post Road, turn into drive at Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum sign and follow signs

**tours are free**