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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

RI Rivers Council Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

3:00 - 6:00 pm

Rhode Island State House

82 Smith St.
Providence, RI
02903

RI Rivers Council and the ten designated watershed councils will have displays set up around the second floor of the State House rotunda from 3:00-4:00 pm, with coffee, tea, and light refreshments available in the State Library.  Representatives of the RIRC and watershed councils will be there to spread the word about the important work being done by our organizations.  We hope that legislators and the public will stop by and learn more about who we are and what we do.

At 4:00 pm, the RI Rivers Council will hold our annual meeting in the RI State House Library.  This meeting is open to the public and we hope you will join us!

Click here to view/download the agenda for the next meeting.

Click here to review the draft minutes from the last 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.