The Northern Rhode Island Conservation District works in partnership with private land owners, farmers, municipalities, state and federal agencies, as well as non-governmental agencies. NRICD is not a regulatory or enforcement agency, but rather provides assistance to those who desire to work as a team to face issues -- watershed by watershed.

News & Announcements

Urban Grower's Leadership Program: Update 7/5

Thank you for attending our introductory meeting! We will be sending out a notice at the end of next week for our next steps and an overview of what was covered at the meetings. If you were not able to attend, please let us know by contacting Gen at and we will get back to you starting July 11th.

New Event!

Mercy Woods Forestry Walk
Tuesday, July 16, 2024
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Sumner Brown Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864
In Partnership with Groundwork RI
Attendees will learn about GWRI funding for forest management plans/forest stewardship plans for their properties. 

The hike is about 2.5 miles long, and will follow the yellow Mercy Loop with some Blue Ridge Trail. For directions, enter "Mercy Woods Trailhead" onto Google Maps. Meeting coordinates are 42° 0.881' N 71° 24.806' W and on Sumner Brown Road, 200 yards from the junction with Wrentham Road (Route 121).

Bug spray is recommended.


Oyster Mushroom Workshop Postponed

Our indoor oyster mushroom workshop with the RI Mycological Society, which was to be held Saturday, May 25 at the Knight Memorial Library in Providence, is in the process of being rescheduled.

If you are interested in attending, please fill out the Google form below!
Indoor Oyster Mushroom Workshop Interest Form

RI Envirothon Winner!

Winner of the 2024 Envirothon is the Wheeler School!
Thank you to all those who made this year's Envirothon possible! Follow RI Envirothon on Facebook for more updates.

NRICD Board Meeting

No board meeting this month.
See you at the potluck in August! Details to follow.

Young Farmer Night

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Lucky Foot Ranch
Saunderstown, RI

Young Farmer Nights are a series of free, regular and rotating social and educational events open to farmers and farm allies of all ages and experience levels, meant to foster community, build relationships and catalyze collaboration in Southeastern New England.

Lucky Foot Ranch Website

Young Farmer Night Providence: Sankofa Initiative

Friday, July 19, 2024
Providence, RI

Sankofa Website

Press Release

NRICD Conservation Farm of the Year Awarded to Butterfly Farm in Lincoln
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