Video highlights northwest Rhode Island, urges preservation

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BURRILLVILLE – A new promotional video is urging people to visit Burrillville and enjoy the beauty of the northwest corner of the state, and to get involved in the fight to help preserve the region’s unique forests.

A 48-second clip, created through a collaboration between Keep Rhode Island Beautiful and Burrillville Conservation Commission, showcases the area’s natural beauty through photographs of stunning outdoor scenes. Pictures and short clips show guests enjoying hikes, and learning about the diversity found in local forests.

“Where nature teaches… Where nature inspires… Where tranquility thrives… Northwest Rhode Island, Discover the Difference,” urges the piece, which has been widely shared across social media.

The project comes in reaction to a Chicago-based developer’s proposal to build a 1,000-megawatt gas burning power plant on a property that shares a border with the George Washington State Management Area.

“With the EFSB final hearings resuming this week for the Invenergy power plant proposed for Northwestern Rhode Island, it’s a good time to take a look at what is in jeopardy should the plant be approved,” notes a Facebook post by Keep Rhode Island Beautiful. “This unique and irreplaceable forest that supports threatened and endangered wildlife is enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year.”

According to credits following the short movie, photos for the project were provided by the Burrillville Land Trust and Wayne Barber.

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