Environmental Council of Rhode Island Annual Coffee Hour

Join the Environmental Council of Rhode Island at its annual Coffee Hour at the State House! ECRI members and leaders of the environmental community will connect over coffee and refreshments to kick-off the 2019 legislative session. Join the conversation on emerging policy priorities for Rhode Island!

Wednesday, January 16, 2018
at 3:00 PM at the State House Library

Metered parking is available on Smith, Francis and Gaspee Streets. Another option is to park in the Providence Place Mall parking garage (.5 mile walk)

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Thank Your Legislator for 2018 (or encourage them to do better!)

See how your state representative and senator performed in 2017 and 2018 using ECRI's latest Green Report Card. Once you review their grade, contact them with thanks or encourage them to be more environmentally responsible, using our instructions and letter template, here.

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Latest News and Events

This week's (1/16) walk will be at Sachuest National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown at 9 am. This refuge is usually very cold so please dress appropriately. Also, keep in mind that with the government shut down, the bathrooms are likely to be closed. Hope to see you there!

Fort Wildlife Refuge Parking Lot Closed

Please note that the Fort Wildlife Refuge (North Smithfield) parking lot is currently closed until further notice due to extreme mud. Street parking on Route 5 is allowed. If needed, you may also park on the access road, as long as it remains passable. Trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Please be careful walking to the trail head and don't forget your waterproof boots!

The next FREE Providence Guided Bird Walk will be held at Save the Bay on Wednesday, January 23rd from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. This spot has excellent views of Narrragansett Bay, so we will be looking for winter waterfowl, raptors and seals. Binoculars are available. Save the Bay is located at 100 Save the Bay Drive in Providence.