NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island plans to spend $167,000 to help purchase 45 acres of land in North Kingstown, part of an effort preserve about 500 acres along the Narrow River.

The Providence Journal reports the Department of Environmental Management received approval Tuesday to use the money from the state's open-space grant program.

The land is adjacent to Upper Pond on the northern portion of the Narrow River adjacent to undeveloped land owned by the Girl Scouts of America, Casey Farm and Seven Farm Associates.

It is being purchased for about $300,000 in a cooperative effort among the state, the Narrow River Land Trust and the Town of North Kingstown.

Under the deal, 43 acres will remain open space and two-acres will be used for parking and to build entrances to trails.


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