Raising Awareness

Clean Ocean Access is offering invformation to this event! This summer their 4th Annual Paddle for Access event is back in person on August 21st in Newport, RI! This event is a 3 or 6-mile paddle around Goat Island to help them achieve their goal to preserve and protect public shoreline access. Info here. and more here.


AIS found in our trip locations for 2021 click here Ron Entringer

From Ron "The Narragansett Bay Estuary Program is requesting paddlers please fill out and share a survey!
The planning area covers all of Rhode Island and areas tributary to the Bay, and as users of the water and natural resources our RICKA members would add a unique perspective and insights to the planning effort Survey"

There are a few more opportunities to help remove water chestnuts on the Ten Mile River
at Turner reservoir. East Providence. DEM is looking for volunteers.
For more info and to sign up

Photos of the mass of water chestnuts that we cleaned up on Saturday 6/12/21. Ron Entringer, myself and earlier Marty O'Loughlin took part on the Ten Mile River,Turner Reservoir. Katie DeGoos and RI DEM were there as well.The picture is of the 2' high 30 sq foot pile that we made.
Bill Luther

DEM presentation

RICKA Herp Sanitation Program- important links.


AIS - Aquatic Invasive Species talk from 3/16/21

Solar Development, Forest Protection Need Better Balance

Restoration of Aging Belleville Pond Fish Underway

Removal of Potter Hill Dam Would Improve Pawcatuck River Fish Passage


Clean, Dry, Drain
How Aquatic Species Invade

Be a GREAT Boater! Check, Clean, Drain & Dry! RIDEM encourages the use of clean boat hygiene practices. CHECK boats for plant fragments before launching in the water AND after boats have been hauled out of the water. CLEAN any plant fragments, and dispose of them away from the water. Allow boats to DRY overnight at least 24 hours before putting in at another lake.
See posted reminders at state boat ramps.

Local Watersheds and resources

Ten Mile River Watershed Council 

Friends of the Shetucket River Valley

Charles River Watershed Association

Narrow River Preservation Society


Neponset River Watershed Association

Friends of the Pawtuxet River

Buckeye Brook Coalition

Friends of the Moshassuck


Nashua River Watershed Association

Aquidneck River Watershed Council

Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association

Pawtuxet River Authority and Watershed Council

Save the Bay

Salt Ponds Coalition

RI Blueways

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

Massachusetts Watershed Coalition

Mystic River Watershed Associatio

Save the Lakes

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Association

Blackstone River Watershed Association



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