Smithfield, R.I. (March 18, 2019) – Rhode Island Representative Arthur Handy (District 18) and Rhode Island Senator Bridget Valverde (District 35) have introduced the Woodland Preservation and Stewardship Act of 2019 (H 5813 and S 0663), legislation developed in partnership with the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. This bill recognizes and protects Rhode Island’s essential forest habitats.
In 1979, Audubon Society of Rhode Island Executive Director Al Hawkes wrote about Rhode Island’s forests as The Invisible Green Giant. The father of the State’s environmental movement, Hawkes wrote...
Rhode Island needs legislation put in place to protect our woodlands.
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