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Children Paddling the Wood River

Welcome to the RI Rivers Council website! The RI General Assembly created the RI Rivers Council to coordinate efforts to improve the quality of the state’s rivers and their watersheds.

In this site, you will find information about the Rivers Council's policies and programs, watershed councils throughout the state, the lands and waters they protect, and more ... 

Next Meeting

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
4:00 pm

DEM Office of Water Resources
Conference Room 300
235 Promenade Street,
Providence, RI

Please note the change in the room where the meeting is being held in January.  Also, the DEM Office of Water Resources and the RI Rivers Council are coordinating to convene a meeting of local watershed organizations and others involved in protecting and restoring our water resources and aquatic habitats. The meeting will be on January 10th at 3:00 in Room 300 at DEM in Providence, and will be followed by the RI Rivers Council monthly meeting. The meeting will be an opportunity for DEM to share information on their activities and for watershed groups and others to express concerns you have about water resources and their management in RI.  Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting. 

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PDF of stormwater/water quality
monitoring grant RFP form for
watershed councils

Rhode Island Watersheds Map

Photo: Children paddling on the upper Wood River in Hope Valley, RI.

Resolution by the Rhode Island House of Representatives congratulating the Rhode Island Rivers Council on the Occasion of its 25th Anniversary

Guy and RIRC at RI State HouseOn Saturday October 9th, 2016, one of our longest serving RI Rivers Council members, Guy Lefebvre, passed away from cancer. This is a big loss for RIRC and the Rhode Island environmental community, and for Rhode Island’s natural environment. Guy was RIRC’s Chair or Co-Chair from December 2007 to September 2013 and was instrumental in keeping RIRC always moving forward with new ideas. He was very proud at our Annual Meeting last January to be on the House floor when the RIRC received a citation from the RI State House for 25 years of service to the state of RI (see photo at left--Guy is fifth from the left). He also served on committees for numerous organizations including the Pawtuxet River Authority, of which he was the director; the Rhode Island Environmental Policy Council; the Rhode Island Tree Council and the Watershed Stewardship Program. Guy will be greatly missed by us all.