DEM purchases 43 acres in Charlestown for preservation

CHARLESTOWN – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has purchased 43 acres of forested land for $256,500 using funding from the state Open Space Bonds, the DEM announced Tuesday. The parcel abuts the Burlingame Management Area. Combined with the Burlingame State Park, the areas now comprise more than 4,000 contiguous acres of protected land that…

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