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Classroom training materials still available online. More information and updates

Providing information on the water quality of surface water resources throughout Rhode Island. 


Happy Holidays! Wondering what’s up with URIWW? We host a Zoom meeting on Thursday, Dec 15th, 2022 to share information. In case you missed that check out the recording to learn more about microplastics, the Clean Water Act and more at
Contact eherron@uri.edu to get the passcode. 


September’s rain means seem to have had a big impact on our deep lakes. Many of our volunteers reported that their sites had already de-stratified by our September water collection – the week of Sept 13-17, 2022. This is the earliest that has happened in many years. If you missed the September collection, contact us if you want to make arrangements to bring in your samples. Or you can wait until our FINAL collections of the 2022 season in October.  See Monitoring Schedule  to determine your site’s final collection date(s).

RI Department of Environmental Management has posted updated maps of sites with aquatic invasive plants and Asian clams.


New volunteer classroom and field training  virtual training resources are available on our our classroom page or the field training page.  They are great resources for anyone thinking about volunteering or just wanting to see the techniques again! Know someone who might be interested in becoming a volunteer next season? These resources might be a good place for them to learn more.

Photo of E.Torello on Potter Pond in South Kingstown, RI; photo by B. McCusker


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