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URIWW Celebrating 30 years & going strong
Sunday, November 5th, 3 to 6 pm
CBLS, 120 Flagg Rd, Kingston, RI 02881

Join us on Sunday, November 5th from 3 – 6 pm (CBLS, 120 Flagg Rd, Kingston, RI 02881) as we recognize the many decades of extraordinary dedication and support from our nearly 1500 volunteers, sponsors and partners from over the past THREE DECADES.

This fun afternoon of socializing, music, refreshments (including a cash bar), displays from local groups and exhibitors, and a chance to vote for and bid on paddles painted for our first Paddle Art contest is open to the public. Tickets are $20 per person (16 and over, $10 8 – 15 years old, free under age 8). This fun event will allow us to celebrate, while building program resources!

See http://web.uri.edu/watershedwatch/uriww-celebrating-30-years/ for details and to register.

 

URI Home*A*Syst: 2017 Private Well Water Workshops (see Home*A*Syst for details)
URI’s Home*A*Syst program will hold community workshops for homeowners to learn about well water testing, protection, and good housekeeping practices to protect your drinking water quality.

  • Monday, November 6, 2017 at at 6 to 7 pm
  • Glocester-Manton Public Library, 1137 Putnam Pike
    Chepachet, RI 

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. Register online here or call us at (401) 874-4918.

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 light bulbs 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 other species when the bulbs are simply thrown in the trash. Properly recycle the 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
URI Cooperative Extension staff are often present to answer a variety of questions

Our local farms are gearing up for spring, AND still producing lots of local products including a wide variety of locally raised meats, eggs, greenhouse 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, locally grown foods! To find one of these 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”
http://www.whatgrowsonri.com/outdoors-in-ri.html