Financial and Technical Assistance for Farmers – Information Session

Tiverton Public Library 34 Roosevelt Ave., Tiverton, RI

Do you own or manage farmland or forest land in Rhode Island? Could you use some technical and financial help in managing those lands more effectively? This information session will discuss how you can work together with the Eastern RI Conservation District (ERICD) to install environmentally-smart practices on your land. Through our partnership with the […]

Climate Smart Forestry Tour

Hillsdale Preserve 47 Old Mountain Road, Richmond

Explore the wonders of sustainable forestry practices with the Southern Rhode Island Conservation District, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), R.I. Department of Environmental Management, and URI College of Environmental and Life Sciences. Learn about the importance of climate-smart forestry and its positive impact on the environment. This hands-on tour will showcase practical techniques and […]

Regift Sale

Flatbread Co. Providence 161 Cushing St., Providence, RI

Join ecoRI News at Flatbread Company to shop secondhand this holiday, while enjoying good company, drinks, and pizza. Here's how the Regift Sale works: Bring at least one — and up to five (new, like-new or gently used) items; put you items out on the "shopping" tables; browse others' castoffs; discover newfound treasure; pay what […]

4th Annual Christmas Specialty Farmers Market

Tiverton Middle School 10 Quintal Dr., Tiverton, RI

The 4th annual Tiverton Farmers Market Christmas Specialty Market is free and open to the public. This market offers a safe and lively environment allowing patrons to interact directly with our 45 vendors, discover unique and local products while listening to local musicians Alicia & Chris of the Virginia James Band.

Visit with Santa at Smith-Appleby House

Smith-Appleby House 220 Stillwater Rd., Smithfield, RI

Children of all ages are welcome to attend, with those up to 16 with Christmas wishes to tell Santa. Warm up by our 328-year-old fireplace, take photos of displays and enjoy cider or hot chocolate and imbibe goodies at nominal cost at Smithfield 's first homestead. Free admission, donations cheerfully accepted. Holiday gift memberships available.

Recycle Right – Holiday Edition Webinar


You recycle, right? But do you recycle right? If you’ve ever found yourself squinting to look for a recycling symbol on a product, arguing with your friend or spouse over a pizza box, or wondering what actually happens to your recycling when it leaves the curb, you’ll have these questions and more answered during Recycling […]

RIEEA Virtual Lunch & Learn: Professional Development


Executive Director Jeanine Silversmith will facilitate a discussion about the pros and cons of hosting professional development for teachers – is it worth the time and effort? What does it take for PD to be successful? Virtual Lunch & Learns alternate between open/office hours and more traditional educational programming.

Interactive Virtual Tour of Resource Recovery Facility


Can’t make it to our facility in Johnston but still want an interactive tour? Join one of our educators for a guided virtual tour to see how Rhode Island’s waste is managed. You will get an inside look at our Materials Recycling Facility, Small Vehicle Area, Eco-Depot, Leaf & Yard Debris Composting Operation, and the […]

Wildlife Solutions: Nocturnal Nuisances

East Smithfield Library

Coyotes, foxes and fishers: Nocturnal mammals are greatly misunderstood, as most of their fear-instilling actions are simply a part of their life-history and strategy for survival. Still, these critters can certainly become a nuisance, especially when they begin to den under decks and dine out of chicken coops. Learning why these creatures behave the way […]

Wild Winter Tracking

RI DEM Fish and Wildlife Office Exeter, Rhode Island

Walk in a winter wonderland and search for signs of wildlife in Arcadia Management Area. Join RIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife staff for a fun morning learning about Rhode Island’s mammals and how we are studying their populations in our state. There will be a trail camera demonstration, a walk in the woods to […]

Birding with the DEM

Beavertail State Park Beavertail Road, Jamestown

Looking for a fun February activity? Join the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management for a family-friendly bird-watching adventure on the shoreline this winter. Learn about the beautiful sea ducks that spend their winter along R.I.'s coastline each year and how the DEM's Division of Fish & Wildlife and our research partners are studying their […]

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