Free public field tours are offered during different seasons of the year. These walking tours visit project sites on different parts of the property and are designed to give people a better understanding of forestry and land management issues.
Providence Water Forest Walk
Providence Water will be offering a free walk through our forestland for the public on Saturday December 9, 2023. The walk will begin at 9:00 am and should conclude around 12:00 noon. We will begin (and conclude) on the south side of Bryon Randall Road in Scituate near the area where a tornado touched down on August 18th of this year. During the walk we will view some of the damage caused by the tornado and talk about forest disturbance. We will also visit an area that appears to have not seen disturbance for quite some time, and a managed white pine stand. Additional topics may include: past land use and history, challenges in maintaining high water quality within streams, recent land purchases, and potential future challenges related to climate change.
We will meet at a small clearing off Byron Randall Road about 0.75 miles east of Route 116. The length of the walk is about 2-3 miles and mostly on well-established trails, but there may be some short off-trail visits to some interesting features of the property. Participants should wear sturdy shoes or boots and dress appropriately for the weather; ticks are still prevalent this time of year.
Participants are requested to register by e-mailing Providence Water at firstname.lastname@example.org. In case of inclement weather, please check our website after 3:00 p.m. on Friday the 8th for a notice postponing the tour until the following Saturday (December 16th).