Raising Awareness

AIS found in our trip locations for 2023 click here Ron Entringer

The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council is looking for volunteers to help pull water chestnut weeds in several water bodies this season. It is an invasive species, which spreads rapidly and is very difficult to control. To learn more about the water chestnut, watch this video:
  • June 10 Blackstone River (Central Falls, RI ) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • June 13 & 14 Turner Reservoir (East Providence, RI) 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • June 17 Lake Quinsigamond (Shrewsbury, MA) 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • June 17 Turner Reservoir (East Providence, RI) 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • June 20 Blackstone River (Central Falls, RI) 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • June 24 (rain date June 25) Uxbridge, MA, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • June 27 & 28 (if needed/rain dates) 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • July 8 Lake Quinsigamond (Shrewsbury, MA) 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

To volunteer, send an email with the dates you would like to attend to





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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