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Foster Town Hall
181 Howard Hill Road
Foster, RI  02825
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Phone: 401-392-9200

Fax: 401-702-5010


Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Closed Fridays

 

Town of Foster Conservation Commission

 

ECO-DEPT
is coming Saturday, April 26, 2014,
at 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the
DPW Garage, Foster Center.
Bring your hazardous waste, electronics, paint,
household products, and ink cartridges.

Warning! The Asian Longhorned Beetle is a serious threat to our hardwood trees. Help keep this pest out of Rhode Island. Click on the picture for a link to USDA information.

Picture of Asian Longhorned Beetle

The Conservation Commission acts in an advisory capacity in all matters concerning the following: wetlands, planning and mapping, environmental planning, open space planning, preservation of farmlands, erosion control, gravel and loam stripping control and any areas requested by the Planning Board. The Conservation Commission consists of seven members and an alternate:

Chris Iozzi, Chair
Brendan Mara, Secretary
Louis Vinagro, III
Todd Sholly
Three Vacancies

Please contact the Foster Town Hall if you would like to apply for membership.

The Conservation Commission meets once a month on the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Benjamin Eddy Building, 6 South Killingly Road. If you would like to serve on this board, please send a letter of intent to the Foster Town Council, 181 Howard Hill Road, Foster, RI 02825.


 
THE TRASH RAT

Please click on the links below to see "The Trash Rat" comics as published in the Foster Home Journal.

FOSTER MAPS

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AROUND AND ABOUT

Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata) is a common, although not abundant, tree of the mid and low slope habitats of Foster. It is easily recognized all seasons of the year by the bark which separates into long shaggy strips. Leaves are compound, usually with five leaflets. Shagbarks produce a crop of sweet nuts in September.
   

Shagbark Hickory at Borders Farm, Foster, RI

Shagbark Hickory at
Borders Farm, Foster, RI

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Wild Rice Salad with Toasted Hickory Nuts
1/4 lb wild rice (or brown rice)
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
3 TBS shallots or mild onions
1TBS vinegar, preferably balsamic
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
1 cups hickory nut meats, toasted at 350 degrees until fragrant and lightly colored cup chopped flat leaf parsley - as much as you like
1/3 cup dried apricots, thinly sliced
1/3 cups dried cranberries
1/4 cup golden raisins.

Make rice according to package directions. Make vinaigrette: whisk orange juice, shallots or onions, vinegar, mustard and garlic in a large bowl. Gradually whisk in oil 'til thickened. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in rice. Add remaining ingredients.
This makes 6 servings.
   

Shagbark hickory nuts at Borders Farm, Foster, RI

Shagbark hickory nuts at
Borders Farm, Foster, RI

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Hickory-Nut Date Cookies
(adapted from Euell Gibbons)
Sift together: 1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg.
In a separate bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup brown sugar.
Add one egg and 1/4 cup buttermilk to the butter and sugar mix.
Add one cup hickory nut meats and 1 cup chopped dates.
Stir only until all ingredients are just incorporated. Drop onto lightly greased cookie sheets and bake in a 375 oven for 10-12 minutes.
   
* If you only have the stamina, or time, to pick out a few hickory nutmeats, then eat them out of hand, add to oatmeal or granola, toss into pumpkin bread or even plum cake.
 

Foster Town Hall • 181 Howard Hill Road • Foster, RI  02825
Phone: 401-392-9200 • Fax: 401-702-5010

Hours: Monday - Thursday
• 8:30 am - 5:30 pm • Closed Fridays

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