Northern Rhode Island Conservation District



About Us






Annual Report

The Northern Rhode Island Conservation District (NRICD) is a non-profit, quasi-public organization that  functions as a facilitator for meeting the needs of the local land user in the conservation of soil, water and other related natural resources.

NRICD is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, consisting of five voting directors and several associate directors. These local individuals provide administrative guidance and focus the actions of the Northern District.

Our Board represents various communities and environmental interests throughout Providence County. There are three appointed and two elected voting directors.

NRICD Board Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 4:30pm, with no meeting in July. Our current meeting place is the Meeting Room at Johnston Public Library (Mohr Library), 1 Memorial Avenue, Johnston, RI. Meetings are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. Please call for directions and to be sure there has been no change in scheduled date or location.

  • Marc Tremblay, Chair (Elected) — Term expires November 2022
    Pascoag, RI
  • Jean Lynch (Appointed) — Term expires January 2021
    Johnston, RI
  • Matt Tracy (Elected) — Term expires November 2022
    Providence, RI
  • Dick Went (Appointed) — Term expires January 2020
    Foster, RI
  • Paul Dolan (Associate Director) -- Scituate, RI
  • Norm Hammond (Associate Director) -- Foster, RI
  • Paulette Hamilton (Associate Director) -- North Smithfield, RI

Volunteers are needed to serve as Associate Directors on our Board or to assist with projects. Please call the office for more information at (401) 934-0840.

Our Vision....
Helping people help themselves care for, restore and become stewards of our natural resources.

Our Mission….
The Northern Rhode Island Conservation District fosters a community-based approach to the stewardship of northern Rhode Island's  natural resources through education and outreach into the communities, technical assistance and partnership with other agencies.

And Goals....

  • Protect and Conserve Water Resources
    Working with our partners we seek to obtain fishable, swimmable waters throughout Providence County and to protect valuable drinking water supplies.
  • Reduce Soil Erosion
    Reduction of soil erosion not only protects water bodies and ecosystems, but also ensures healthy top soil for plant production.  We provide farmers, municipalities and private land owners with valuable information, as well as proper technical assistance.

Back row (L-R): Matt Tracy, Director; Paul Dolan, Associate Director; Marc Tremblay, Chair; Richard Went, Vice Chair. Front row (L-R): Jean Lynch, Treasurer; Norman Hammond, Associate Director. Not Pictured: Marina Capraro, Agriculture and Forestry Technician.


Our staff (left to right): Kate Sayles (Agriculture and Forestry Coordinator), Gina DeMarco (District Manager), Molly Allard  (Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator).



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