The Block Island Conservancy needs your help

This fall, the Town Council will hold a public hearing to gather input before voting on an amendment that will strengthen an important tool for achieving land protection: the conservation easement.

We need your support as this amendment heads to the Town Council for a vote.

How You Can Help

1. Send An Email

The Town Council accepts public comments from island residents and visitors; by voicing your support, you will let our elected officials know how important this issue is to the community. Please consider sending an email to the Block Island Town Council voicing your support for conservation on Block Island.

Please copy & paste the following sample message and send to: townclerk@new-shoreham.com

To the Town Council: I support the amendment to Section 202 as proposed by the Block Island Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy, and the Block Island Land Trust to exclude conservation easements from developable land calculations unless the easement language specifically permits it. Sincerely, [YOUR NAME]

2. Sign up to speak at the hearing

Since the hearing will be held on Zoom, please follow these steps to be able to comment during the meeting: 

  • In advance of the meeting, email Molly Fitzpatrick at townclerk@new-shoreham.com with your name and phone number so you can be identified during the meeting.
  • Zoom log-in and call-in information will be provided closer to the date of the hearing. 

3. Learn more about this important issue