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

Volunteer monitors led by scientists

More than 35 years of water quality data for Rhode Island -
Join Us

Learn More


Want to join our more than 400 trained volunteers for the 2024 monitoring season? New volunteer training starts in late March. Check out to learn more.

Hydrilla reported in RI for the first time – see for more details. Watershed Watch helped the community to map it. Infestations at two other lakes (Mishnock and Worden Pond) have been reported since (heavy sigh!).

Thank you to our many dedicated volunteers, supporters and sponsors for making our 2023 monitoring season another success!!! Contact us with any questions, and please start spreading the word – we’ll be getting ready for 2024 before we know it!

Excited to see Chronicle, a Boston TV program that shares information about area communities and experiences will broadcast and stream “Main Streets and Back Roads of Rhode Island” featured the Narrow River Wednesday, July 26, 2023! Click here for links to the archived streams.

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


Wet, warm weather like we are experiencing often leads to harmful algal blooms  To learn more these blooms or current advisories posted to warm of potential harm if you swim in a particular place, check out our HABs resource page.

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


More News and Events