The Designated Watershed Councils

Watershed Councils designated by the Rivers Council are empowered to testify before local and state hearings on issues affecting their watershed and are eligible for state grants through the Rivers Council.

Section 46-28-7 of the Rivers Council statute states that the Council shall ‚Äúpromulgate regulations and procedures as may be needed to issue grants and approve watershed action plans, including rules requiring notice by state or city and town agencies to local watershed councils regarding proposed actions pertaining to projects, developments and activities located wholly or partially within the watershed represented by the local watershed council.”

Watersheds Map

Watersheds Map

View the watersheds on a map.

Blackstone River Watershed Council/ Friends of the Blackstone

Blackstone River Watershed Council/ Friends of the Blackstone

First Designated in 2002

Buckeye Brook Coalition

Buckeye Brook Coalition

First Designated in 2004

Friends of the Moshassuck

Friends of the Moshassuck

First Designated in 2006

Kickemuit River Council

Kickemuit River Council

First Designated in 2001

Narrow River Preservation Association

Narrow River Preservation Association

First Designated in 2002

Pawtuxet River Authority & Watershed Council

Pawtuxet River Authority & Watershed Council

First Designated in 2006

Salt Ponds Coalition

Salt Ponds Coalition

First Designated in 2004

Ten Mile River Watershed Council

Ten Mile River Watershed Council

First Designated in 2015

Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association

Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association

First Designated in 1999

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

First Designated in 2001

Five Year Designation Terms

2015 to 2020 Ten Mile River Watershed Council (Original designation: 2015)
2017 to 2022 Kickemuit River Council (Original designation: 2001)
2017 to 2022 Friends of the Moshassuck
2017 to 2022 Pawtuxet River Authority and Watershed Council
2017 to 2022 Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council
2018 to 2023 Blackstone River Watershed Council / Friends of the Blackstone (Original designation: 2002)
2018 to 2023 Narrow River Preservation Association (Original designation: 2002)
2019 to 2024 Buckeye Brook Coalition (Original designation: 2004)
2019 to 2024 Salt Ponds Coalition (Original designation: 2003)
2019 to 2024 Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association (Original designation: 1999)

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