Help your favorite resource – Participate in Local Events
- URIWW Breakfast Annual Meeting
Saturday, March 28th at 9:00 am
South Kingstown Land Trust Barn
17 Matunuck Beach Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02889
Join us at this beautiful new setting for our annual brunch. This year it will be a potluck to celebrate our 27 years of water quality monitoring and hear plans for the upcoming season. Click here for details! Need directions? Click here.
- URIWW New Volunteer Training
Wednesday, March 25th at 6 pm, and repeated Sunday, March 29th at 1:00 pm
Weaver Auditorium, Coastal Institute in Kingston
1Greenhouse Rd, Kingston, RI 02881
Interested in learning more about the URI Watersehd Watch program and what it’s like to be a citizen scientist? Come to our classroom training to learn about what we monitor and why. Click here for details.
- URI Home*A*Syst: Private Well Water Workshops
Monday, March 30th at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864
Monday, April 27th at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Brown Avenue School cafeteria, 14 Brown Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919
Monday, May 12th at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Tiverton Town Hall, 343 Highland Avenue, Tiverton, RI 02878
URI’s Home*A*Syst program will hold 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!
- Farmers 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”