Pilot Phase

 
Karla Simmons of Simmons Farm explains the history of the site.

Karla Simmons of Simmons Farm explains the history of the site.

Norman Bird Sanctuary staff share details about their pesticide-free approach to vegetation management.

Norman Bird Sanctuary staff share details about their pesticide-free approach to vegetation management.

The Aquidneck Stone Wall Initiative is in its pilot phase. With seed funding from the van Beuren Charitable Foundation, we are currently working with two sites, Simmons Farm and the Norman Bird Sanctuary, to explore the feasibility of repairing stone walls across the island on an ongoing basis. These two pilot sites were selected with input from an advisory group made up of local residents and professionals in the field. We chose these sites based on their visibility, need, and historical significance to Aquidneck Island.