Help your favorite resource – Participate in Local Events

  • Winter jellyfish monitoring
    All winter at your convenience
    Greenwich Bay (and other salt waters)

    Help Brown University assess how jellyfish are affecting local fish stocks and marine ecosystems.  Click here for details! Or contact James Corbett ( for additional information.

  • URI Home*A*Syst: 2016 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:

— 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.

    Monday, February 8th at 6 to 7 pm
    North Scituate Community House, 3546 W Greenville Rd (Rte 116), North Scituate, RI.
    Co-sponsored by the Northern RI Conservation District and Providence Water 

    Monday, March 14th at at 6 to 7 pm
    Richmond-Carolina Fire Station, 208 Richmond Townhouse Road, (Rte 112) , Richmond, RI
    Co-sponsored by the Richmond Conservation Commission

    Monday, April 11th at at 6 to 7 pm
    Little Compton Community Center, 34 Commons, Little Compton, RI
    Co-sponsored by the Little Compton Community Center

    Tuesday, May 17th at at 6 to 7 pm
    Island Free Library, Dodge Street, Block Island, RI
    Co-sponsored by the Island Free Libary

  • 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
  • URIWW New Volunteer Training
    Not yet scheduled, but will likely include Wednesday, March 30th at 6 pm, and repeated on Saturday, April 2nd at 9 am 
    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.

  • 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 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”