Registration Policies & Walk Notes

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for all events/programs with fees (and sometimes for those without fees).  Directions for registering are listed for each event/program on our website.   Registration closes 48 hours before the event/program or as soon are the maximum number of people register, so please register early.  Contact the RIWPS office at 401-789-7497 (if you leave a message, we’ll get back to you on the next business day, or office@riwps.org if you have questions about how to register.

FEES: Vary by event/program.

WAITING LISTS: If an event is full when your registration is received, you will be asked if you wish to be on the Waiting List.

CONFIRMATION: Registered participants will receive directions to the site and more details by e-mail or telephone a few days before the event/program. Please be sure we have your email address, as this is both the quickest and most efficient way to receive a quick response.

CANCELLATION: If you must cancel, please contact the office via email or leave a voicemail message (401-789-7497) as soon as possible so that we may notify those on the waiting list.

REFUNDS: No refunds unless RIWPS cancels.

DIFFICULTY: For your guidance, our walks are rated easy, moderate, or strenuous for healthy people of average physical ability. Our leaders are volunteers with no special training in first aid; participants assume full responsibility for their own well being.

DRESS AND EQUIPMENT FOR OUTDOOR EVENTS: Dress appropriately, usually in long pants, socks (for protection from poison ivy, briers and ticks) and sturdy shoes. Other options depending on the season, weather, and subject: insect repellant, hat, rubber boots, during hunting season an orange vest, field guides, hand lens, small notebook, hiking stick.

INCLEMENT WEATHER: Most events are held regardless of the weather. In case of cancellation or postponement you will be notified.

PLEASE HELP US PROTECT OUR NATURAL AREAS: No smoking, no collecting, and no pets at our events.