Earth and Arbor Month
Tree City USA has named the Town of Barrington one of 13 “Tree Cities” in Rhode Island, a program that stresses the importance of maintaining and planting new public trees. The Town Council recently issued a proclamation designating Friday, April 28th as “Arbor Day” and a tree planting will take place that day at Walker Farm (details to come). Let’s work together toward a more sustainable planet!
2023 Town Events
See the Earth and Arbor Month 2023 Flyer for upcoming events and activities.
Saturday, April 22, 2023 at the Salem Family Auditorium, Barrington Public Library, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Join us for a presentation to learn how Barrington’s trees are making the town more resilient to climate change, and learn about the Town’s most beautiful and significant trees. Get details about the Town’s Tree Inventory initiative and a tree measurement/ location demonstration. Enter a raffle for FREE Red Maple saplings from the national nonprofit organization Tree-Plenish, a community driven tree planting initiative run locally by Barrington High School students to offset the school district’s yearly paper consumption.
Sponsored by Town of Barrington and Conservation Commission.
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at the Bay Spring Community Center from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Get details about the technology, incentives, and regulatory requirements for efficiency upgrades associated with Air-Source Heat Pumps (ASHP). You don’t want to miss this informative event. Sponsored by Town of Barrington, the RI Office of Energy Resources (OER), and the Resilience and Energy Committee.
Saturday, April 29, 2023 at the Bay Spring Community Center from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Take home a ready to install rain barrel which will collect and store stormwater for your garden. Sign up by visiting the website at www. easternriconservation.org/residential-rain-barrels. Sponsored Eastern RI Conservation District and Town of Barrington.