Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge

Fish and Wildlife Service, Rhode Island.

Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge (Trustom Pond Refuge) is located on the south coast of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, Washington County (see Maps 1-1 and 1-2). The main body of the refuge is bordered by private land and the community of Green Hill to the west; by Matunuck Schoolhouse Road to the north; and by private land to the northeast and east. East of its main body, the refuge also owns a separate 52-acre parcel, bordered by private farmland to the west and east, Matunuck Schoolhouse Road on the north, and Card Ponds Road on the south. In 1974, Mrs. Ann Kenyon Morse donated the first 365 acres to the refuge. In 1982, The Audubon Society of Rhode Island donated 151 acres. The refuge now includes 787 acres in either fee title or conservation easement. The Land Protection Plan (Appendix E) expanded the refuge acquisition boundary by 1,283 acres. The refuge may now acquire up to 1,536 acres from willing sellers within the newly expanded acquisition boundary.


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The Refuge is located in the Town of South Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island. From Providence, head South on Interstate 95 and exit onto Route 4 south. Route 4 will merge into U.S. Route 1 south. Continue on Route 1 south and take the Moonstone Beach Road exit. Continue for 1 mile, and then turn right onto Matunuck Schoolhouse Road at the four way stop sign. Continue west on Schoolhouse Road for one mile, and the refuge entrance will be on the left.

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