Rhode Island Preservation Watch
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead
The Rhode Island Preservation Watch is an on-going listing of:
Historic structures and unique places at risk
Opportunities to fund or advocate
Policy issues that impact preservation
where citizen action can make a difference to preserve Rhode Island.
Rhode Island has a rich and diverse heritage of historic buildings and neighborhoods, archaeological sites, communities and traditions, open space, landscapes, fields, forests and farmland. The distinctive character and unique sense of place that comprise each of our cities and towns is founded on this heritage. Action is needed today to preserve Rhode Island for future generations.
To encourage citizen action, PRI has developed The Rhode Island Preservation Watch. This new program spotlights the public policies, funding needs, preservation initiatives and public support that make a difference in protecting this state's historic structures and unique places.
What you can do to protect Rhode Island's heritage:
Put the spotlight on an endangered place or preservation issue. Contact Susanna Prull, Preservation Services Rep, by email or call 272.5101 if you think the Preservation Watch can help.
View the Preservation Watch list and take action: write letters, attend meetings, speak out for sensible public policy, and give generously!
Join the discussion or make suggestions for the Preservation Watch on Facebook
Share this webpage or the Preservation Watch postcard (PDF) with friends, neighbors and colleagues to help get the word out.
Join Preserve Rhode Island and become a Partner in Preservation today!
and see where you can make a difference!
The RI Preservation Watch works in conjunction with Preserve Rhode Island's new Preservation Field Services program. This program is a partnership between Preserve Rhode Island and the National Trust for Historic Preservation Northeast Office. Through this program PRI works to connect public officials, community groups and property owners to technical resources, expertise and funding opportunities. Endangered properties and preservation and conservation issues that are listed on the RI Preservation Watch will often be the result of PRI's on-the-ground field services work with local organizations or individuals who have contacted PRI for assistance. Through this work PRI staff will also find properties and issues that we believe merit listing on the RI Preservation Watch.