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The Chestnut Blight: An Ecological Disaster with a Hopeful Outlook

  • South Kingstown Land Trust Barn 17 Matunuck Beach Road South Kingstown, RI, 02879 United States (map)

Kendra Collins, New England Regional Science Coordinator at The American Chestnut Foundation, will share the story of the loss of the American chestnut from our landscape, as well as the hopeful efforts to bring back the species.  Join the South County History Center and our partners at the South Kingstown Land Trust as we learn about one of the largest ecological disasters ever to hit the United States and its impact on eastern forests.  A potluck supper will precede the lecture at 6 p.m.

This program is presented as part of the Center's series "Resilient Rhode Island: Disasters & Determination in the Ocean State."  The series is made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities seeds, supports and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.