Online Data Entry

Program Contacts

Program Information

Monitoring Overview

What's Monitored

Becoming a Citizen Scientist

Volunteer Training

Monitoring Schedules

Current Monitoring Sites - Including Station #
- Lakes, Ponds & Reservoirs
- Rivers & streams

- Bays, salt ponds & harbors

Link to Bathymetric Maps of Some RI Ponds

Participating Communities

Program Partners

Monitoring Manuals

Monitoring Data and Results

Water Quality Factsheets

Research Connections

Aquatic Invasive Species

Cyanobacteria (Algal Blooms)

Success Stories

Additional Resources
- Science Fair - Water Projects

- Volunteer Monitoring
- Educational
- Water Facts
- Agencies (Including URI)
- Organizations


Ready for the 2014 monitoring season??

We're getting there
(click here for info on new volunteer training)

Help your favorite resource - Participate in Local Events


  • Sunday, April 27, 2014;  5 PM at the Mount Hope High School Auditorium, Bristol, RI.
  • Free, but donation of canned goods for the East Bay Food Pantry greatly appreciated!

Narrated by Jeremy Irons, this acclaimed documentary film examines the impact of the American waste stream and what we can do about it. Click here for a printable poster to share and post.

2014 Private Well Workshops

  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 7 - 8 PM at the Scituate High School Auditorium, 94 Trimtown Rd., North Scituate, RI.

Pre-registration is required for workshops as space is limited.Programs are free.
Call (401) 874-4918 to register.

During the workshop you will learn how you can protect your private well through:

  • Regular testing
  • Private well maintenance
  • Good housekeeping practices for your well

The workshops are hosted by the Rhode Island Department of Health and the University of Rhode Island's Cooperative Extension Water Quality Program. See the Rhode Island Home*A*Syst program website ((http://www.uri.edu/ce/wq/has/calendar/P_WELL%20CALENDAR.HTM) to learn more!

RI Freshwater Forum

Wednesday, April 9th, 7 - 9 pm; Room South 218, New England Institute of Technology, 1 New England Tech Blvd, East Greenwich, RI 02818

Director Janet Coit, RI Department of Environmental Management, will discuss strategic priorites and current lake management issues in RI, followed by a question and answer period. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what the state is doing to protect and restore our lakes and rivers, as well as what each of us can do in our own backyards!

Local lake associations and other organizations are invited to bring exhibits and materials to share. This is a great opportunity to network with community “experts. (Click here)

2014 New England Lakes Conference

  • Conference June 13 - 14, 2014 at University of Connecticut. (Storrs)

Hosted by the Connecticut Federation of Lakes (CFL) and the New England Chapter of the North American Lakes Management Society (NEC-NALMS) this annual regional conference is the foremost event for sharing information about lake and watershed efforts. This year's event is sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and others, and promises to be another great opportunity to learn how we all can improve and protect the lakes that we love. Presentations from lake residents, lake professionals and agency staff are sought to round out a program that focuses on local efforts See the NEC-NALMS website (https://sites.google.com/site/necnalms/) to learn more!

Bacteria Source tracking Workshop

Monday, April 28th, 1 - 3 pm; Quinta Gamelin Community Center, Bristol, RI 02809

This free workshop is designed to help lake and watershed association members and other people interested in learning more about tools that are available to help track down sources of bacteria to our waters - and actions that can be taken to fix the problem.

To learn more about this free workshop or to register (click here)

Farmers Markets - Statewide
Various days, times and locations

Even in winter our local farmers still have 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!.

Click here to learn more.

Walk, hikes, paddles and cruises
See a complete list of outdoor events at "What Grows On in Rhode Island"

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