RI Cemetery Weeks Events April – May

Various locations

The Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Awareness and Preservation Weeks, held throughout April and May, are offering a number of free public programs and volunteer opportunities, tours, themed walks, hikes, clean-ups, talks, and exhibits. The events are organized by R.I. Advisory Commission on Historical Cemeteries and R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission. Events will be held […]

Green Energy Consumers Alliance: Spring Meeting 2024

Roger Williams Park Botanical Center Floral Ave., Providence, RI

Join Green Energy Consumers Alliance at the Botanical Center in Roger Williams Park for the annual Spring Meeting and hear about the work to empower consumers and communities to speed a just transition to a zero-carbon future. Hear about our climate advocacy priorities for 2024, like building better performance standards, introduce the clean heat standard, […]


WWCC Spring Planting Program

Warwick Public Library 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI

The Warwick Wildlife and Conservation Commission will kick off its spring planting program at the Warwick Public Library on Sandy Lane. The theme of this presentation is Wings of Life: Monarchs, Bees and Your Spring Garden. Commissioner Amy Ottilige, who has been raising monarchs and other butterflies since 2008, will share her experience starting a […]

High and Dry: Climate Change and Freshwater Concerns

Antone Academic Center 56 Lawrence Ave., Newport, RI

Join Aquidneck Land Trust for a free lecture with Soni M. Pradhanang, professor of water resources and water quality at the University of Rhode Island. Climate change can have far-reaching impacts on freshwater systems, affecting water quantity, quality, and ecosystem health. From unpredictable precipitation to melting ice, rising sea levels, droughts, and floods, most of […]

Providence Green Drinks

Moniker Brewery 432 West Fountain St., Providence

Join Providence Green Drinks and the Food Recovery for RI Program for an evening of networking and sustainability discussions. Connect with professionals, activists, and enthusiasts who are dedicated to making a positive impact on our food systems and our planet, and learn about URI Cooperative Extension's Food Recovery for RI program. Staff and graduates from […]

Full Moon Bike Ride


Our monthly Full Moon Rides sponsored by AARP Rhode Island have returned for the 2024 season. These scenic evening group rides wind along the Newport shoreline. A Full Moon Ride is social and easygoing; the pace is patient, nobody gets left behind, and participants are welcome to finish their journey with food and libations. The […]

Clothing Swap

Flipp Salon 38 Transit Street, Providence, RI

Update your wardrobe in a planet-friendly way (for free!) at this clothing swap co-hosted by Flipp Salon and ecoRI News. Bring up to four items of clean, gently used clothing or accessories; then shop from others' castoffs. All leftover items will be donated to Dorcas International. This event will be outdoors, but in event of […]

What Lives in the River

Middlebridge Preserve 95 Middlebridge Road, Narragansett

ll ages are invited to join Narrow River Preservation Association for this hands-on exploration of fish, shellfish, crabs and other inhabitants of Narrow (Pettaquamscutt) River. We will use nets large and small to catch river creatures and examine them in touch tanks and under microscopes. Experts and guide books will be on hand. Children under […]

Rhode Island Wild Plant Society’s Best Native Plant Sale

URI Botanical Gardens Kingston, RI

Don’t miss out. Rhode Island Wild Plant Society presents our best and largest selection of native shrubs, perennials, grasses, and ferns. Become a member to shop an hour early at 8 a.m.

Plant and Bake Sale

Scottish Rite 2115 Broad St., Cranston

Edgewood Garden Club is selling baked goods as well as divided perennial and house plants to raise money to support its educational programs at William Hall Library and help pay for the supplies to maintain three community gardens.

Spring Visitors Weekend

West Place Animal Sanctuary 3198 Main Road, Tiverton, RI

You’re invited to West Place Animal Sanctuary’s first public visitors weekend of the year. Gather friends, family, and fellow animal lovers for an unforgettable experience at Rhode Island’s oldest and largest farm animal sanctuary. Get up close and personal with dozens of species, including cows, alpacas, donkeys, pigs, geese, and more. Join us in our […]

RI BioBlitz 2024 at Norman Bird Sanctuary

Norman Bird Sanctuary 583 3rd Beach Road, Middletown, RI

RI BioBlitz is a 24-hour field science event where volunteer scientists, amateur naturalists, and the nature-loving public work in teams to carry out a species inventory on a conserved parcel of land. Birds, bees, plants, mammals, fish, frogs, etc, you name it, we count it and try to identify it to species in an effort […]

$10 – $35

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