a Citizen Scientist
Current Monitoring Sites - Including Station #
- Lakes, Ponds & Reservoirs
- Rivers & streams
- Bays, salt ponds & harbors
to Bathymetric Maps of Some RI Ponds
Data and Results
Aquatic Invasive Species
Cyanobacteria (Algal Blooms)
Fair - Water Projects
- Volunteer Monitoring
- Educational -
- Agencies (Including URI)
your favorite resource - Participate in Local
URI Watershed Watch new volunteer recruitment underway!
February and March, 2014
Tell your friends, family and neighbors: New volunteers are always needed to help current volunteers monitoring existing sites, and we usually have a few sites that aren't being monitored becasue we don't have volunteers to cover them. Please see our Volunteer Training page for more information. But in brief - no scientific background is needed - just an interest in learning more about local water resources, some time during the morning / midday, and for some sites, a canoe/kayak/boat to get out onto the water.
Classroom training is being offered on two dates:
Sunday, March 23rd, 1 pm at URI, Kingston and repeated
Wednesday, March 26th, 6 pm
at URI, Kingston
Contact Elizabeth at email@example.com or 401-874-4552 to learn more or to register for classroom training.
2014 Private Well Workshops
- Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 6 - 7 PM at the Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library, 100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, RI.
- Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 7 - 8 PM at the Scituate High School Auditorium, 94 Trimtown Rd., North Scituate, RI.
- April 3-6, 2014 at the Rhode Island Home Show at the RI Convention Center in Providence, RI. Come visit us in booth #1313!
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!
2014 New England Lakes Conference
- Call for Papers deadline - March 29, 2012 (Click here)
- 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!
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)
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!.
here to learn more.
Walk, hikes, paddles and cruises
See a complete list of outdoor events at "What Grows On in Rhode Island"