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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, June 12, 2019

3:30 - 6:00 pm

DEM Office of Water Resources
Conference Room 280C
235 Promenade St., Providence, RI

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

Click here to review the draft minutes from the April meeting.

Click here to see an informative booklet describing the Rivers Council and each of the ten designated watershed councils, including watershed maps, beautiful photographs, and loads of helpful information.

[Get Directions to RIDEM's Offices]

[Get Directions to One Capitol Hill]
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.