Audubon Society of Rhode Island
Land and Water Partnership
Rhode Island Land Trust Council Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Land and Water Conservation Summit

Sustaining and Conserving in Unprecedented Times

Thank you to all who attended and presented at the 2022 Land and Water Conservation Summit! Presentations and materials from the Summit are available here.

The Rhode Island Land and Water Conservation Summit is the premiere annual conservation conference, traditionally held on a Saturday in March. This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we moved the event to July 15, and added several networking opportunities. 

Developed to meet the needs of land trusts, watershed organizations and municipal conservation commissions, the Summit offers dozens of hands-on workshops and panels designed to enhance technical and organizational effectiveness, and to discuss the most pressing conservation topics affecting Rhode Island today. Workshops are taught by experts from throughout Rhode Island and cover topics essential for watershed management, land conservation, and organizational development.

Since it began in 2004, the Summit has annually attracted hundreds of leaders from throughout Rhode Island for a day of learning and networking. Local conservation leaders come from all walks of life - banking, industry, academia - and are preeminent leaders from throughout the state. The Summit presents an unsurpassed opportunity to network with people who are both passionate about the state's natural resources and outstanding community and state leaders.

We are in the early stages of planning the 20th annual Summit- stay tuned for more details. You don't want to miss it!


Thank you to our 2022 lead sponsors, they help us keep registration costs low.

Click on the sponsor’s logo for their website.

Lead Sponsor: $5,000 and above

Revolution Wind: Orsted

Champion: $3,000 and above

Conservation Stewardship Collaborative

Caldwell & Johnson

Collaborators: $1,500 - 2,999

USDA NRCS
Marcum LLP

Meet the Summit Organizers:

Kate Sayles, Executive Director
RI Land Trust Council

Priscilla De La Cruz
Sr. Director, Government Affairs
Audubon Society of RI

PS. We realize that some of you might not know who we are, so please read our bios.

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