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On Pettaquamscutt: Presentations on the Environment and the History of the Narrow River Watershed
Rhody Native Initiative
Join us on Sunday, February 24, for the second talk in the winter speaker series On Pettaquamscutt: Presentations on the Environment and the History of the Narrow River Watershed, when botanist Hope Leeson will discuss "Rhody Plant Initiative," a program that promotes the use of native plants grown from Rhode Island wild stock through seed collection and cuttings, and planting them in our landscape. Hope Leeson is currently the botanist for the Rhode Island Natural History Survey, with a primary focus on invasive plant inventories and experimental management techniques. Rhody Native is an initiative to make indigenous plant material available to homeowners and organizations involved in habitat restoration. Rhody Native is an opportunity to promote local Rhode Island businesses, educate the public about R.I,’s native biodiversity, and improve our natural environment.
On Pettaquamscutt is joint project of the Friends of Canonchet Farm, Narrow River Preservation Association, and South County Museum, with generous support from Trio Restaurant. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is on Sunday afternoon, February 24, from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, 35 Kingstown Road, Narragansett. After the talk, you are invited to continue the conversation next door at Trio Restaurant, 15 Kingstown Road. For more information, call 401-783-5344.
More About Maury Loontjens Memorial Library
The Maury Loontjens Memorial Library serves as the official library for Narragansett. It was dedicated in Sept. 2007 to Loontjens, who was known his support and patronage of the library during his nine terms on the Narragansett Town Council and 10 years as town manager. The library has an obelisk outside honoring his contributions to the town.
This location provides approximately 63,000 books on a single floor, along with a specific room devoted to children's titles with a small play area. Movies, DVDs and Internet access is also available.
Other events here
- "Cupid on Crutches, One Summer At Narragansett Pier" Thu, May 23, 6:00 pm–8:15 pm
- Free Book Evaluations with Ray Rickman Fri, Dec 23, 2022, 7:00 pm