Southern RI Conservation District (SRICD)

Watershed Action Team (WAT) Package
Contact: Susan Letendre
401-949-1480
susan.letendre@ri.nacdnet.net
SRICD's WAT Package is a year-long program designed to engage local residents, leaders, and business people in citizen action. The program includes tools for planning and support for building capacity, so that a group can become a self-sustaining, on-going force for effecting positive change in water quality. Watershed Action Teams have taken on such diverse tasks as broad-scale citizen education and wetland restoration. Watershed Action Teams are an effective, proven method of multiplying resources to get things done!

Active Waters Education Curriculum and Training for Teachers -AWEsome!
Contact: Susan Letendre
401-949-1480
susan.letendre@ri.nacdnet.net
SRICD offers a hands-on, experiential curriculum for teachers and students of grades 4 through 8. The AWEsome! Curriculum, developed by SRICD and the University of Rhode Island, engages people in issues and circumstances adapted to their own unique watershed. As one teacher said, "This course not only helped me as an educator, but made me a more informed citizen. I and my students really enjoyed the relevant and student friendly lessons and activities." Subjects included are: Defining (and Delineating) a Watershed; Wetland Ecology; Wetland Exploration (field trip); Water & Soil Resources; Effects of Land Use; Cultural Resources; Water Quality Issues; Point Source Pollution (field trip); Non-Point Source Pollution (classroom and field trip); and The Public Process and Citizen Action.

Storm Water System Survey Training
Contact: Kris Stuart, Storm Water Specialist
401-949-1480
kris.stuart@ri.nacdnet.net
SRICD's Storm Water Center offers Survey Training to adult and student groups. Participants learn about storm water issues through the landscapes of their own neighborhoods and towns. Attendees survey a particular area, recording storm water flows, hot spots, issues requiring amelioration, and opportunities for best management practices.

Storm Water Center Technical Training
Contact: Kris Stuart, Storm Water Specialist
401-949-1480
kris.stuart@ri.nacdnet.net
SRICD's Storm Water Center offers technical training to builders and developers, municipal employees, and homeowner associations on erosion and sediment control, estimating run-off, and BMP (Best Management Practice) inspection and maintenance.

W3 (Wet Weather Walks)
Contact: Kris Stuart, Storm Water Specialist
401-949-1480
kris.stuart@ri.nacdnet.net
SRICD's Storm Water Center will take interested groups on walks during storms to view storm water pathways, potential pollution sources, and how effective BMPs work..

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