DEM announces $3.3M purchase of development rights of 369 acres of Exeter farmland

THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF Environmental Management announced that in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, the Champlin Foundation and the Rhode Island Agricultural Lands Preservation Commission, the development rights of 369 acres of farmland in Exeter had been acquired from Earl Adams. / COURTESY THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF Environmental Management announced that in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, the Champlin Foundation and the Rhode Island Agricultural Lands Preservation Commission, the development rights of 369 acres of farmland in Exeter had been acquired from Earl Adams. / COURTESY THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management on Tuesday announced the acquisition of the development rights to 369 acres in Exeter from Earl Adams for $3.34 million. The DEM worked in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, the Champlin Foundation and the Rhode Island Agricultural Lands Preservation Commission. The funds to purchase the land included…

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