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RI DEM GREAT (Greeting Recreationalists to Empower and Train) Boater Program
Thursday, July 23rd at 7 to 9 pm; Bryant University, MRC Building, Room #3, 1150 Douglas Turnpike, Smithfield, RI, 02917
In partnership with Save The Lakes, DEM will offer training to volunteers who wish educate boaters at local boat ramps about invasive species and encourage them to inspect their boats in order to reduce the spread of noxious plants and animals. Click here for a flyer to share with friends, neighbors and local lake or watershed associations.
Check out the RI DEM website to learn more (Click here).
Narrow River Preservation Association (NRPA)
Friday, July 31st at 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Sunset kayak tour of the Narrow River - 8th annual Pettaqumscutt Paddle benefits the NRPA
Check out the NRPA website to learn more (Click here)
URI Home*A*Syst: Private Well Water Workshops
Tuesday, July 14th, 6 to 7 pm -
Cross Mills Public Library, 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI 02816
Tuesday, September 29th, at 6 - 7 pm - Exeter Public Library, 773 Ten Rod Road, Exeter, RI 02822
Monday, October 19th, 6 - 7 pm - Glocester Town Hall, 1145 Putnum Pike, Glocester, RI 02814
Tuesday, November 17th, 6 - 7 pm - Hopkinton Town Hall, 1 Town Hall Road, Hopkinton, RI 02833
URI's Home*A*Syst program holds community workshops for homeowners to learn about:
-- Regular water testing
-- Well water protection
-- Good housekeeping practices to protect your drinking water quality
We will answer your questions and provide you with a packet of resource materials. RI Department of Health water testing kits will be available at the program.
Workshops are free and open to the public. Please call (401) 874-4918 to register for the workshop of your choice.
The URI Home*A*Syst Program is an educational, technical resource to Rhode Island residents. We work to provide residents with the skills and resources needed to protect their drinking water quality, the quality of the State’s water resources, and to take action to protect their health and the environment. More more information see http://web.uri.edu/safewater/.
Collecting Mercury Bulbs in Rhode Island - Participating Retailers
Compact fluorescent lightbulbs are a great way to cut your carbon emissions (and electric bills) but they contain mercury, which makes disposal a potential problem. Even the small amount of mercury found in the bulbs will accumulate in the tissues of fish and otehr species when the bulbs are simply thrown in the trash. Properly recyclethe bulbs by bringing them to a participating hardware storm and protect our lakes, river and bay! See http://cleanwateraction.org/page/collecting-mercury-bulbs-rhode-island-participating-retailersfor a list of hardware stores (and maybe buy a few LED bulbs while you are there which use even less electricity, do not contain mercury, and last a lot longer).
The Shocking Truth About Your Dog's Poop
One of the biggest threats to many of our waterways is also one of our favorite things - the family dog. Learn why it's so important by clicking here - and don't forget to scoop it!
Markets - Statewide
Various days, times and locations
While our local farms are gearing up for spring, they still have lots of local products are available including a wide variety of locally raised meats, eggs, produce and more. Support
local farmers, who help Rhode Island maintain its rural character,
provide jobs, protect open space and water quality, all while providing nutritious,
localy grown foods! To find one of these INDOOR farmers' markets click
here to learn more.
Walk, hikes, paddles and cruises
See a complete list of outdoor events at "What Grows On in Rhode Island"