Signs of Spring: iNaturalist

Online

THIS PROGRAM WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4.  Even in a normal year it feels like spring cannot come soon enough and in this year of COVID it is even more true.  So, let's get outside and look for early signs of spring together.  Together?   Well yes, in a way.   You can use the […]

Free

Eager: Book Discussion for RIWPS Members

Online

Registration for this progam has closed. Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter RIWPS bookworms are invited to read Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfarb for a Zoom discussion.  Settle in with your favorite cup of tea and a cookie or two, to […]

Annual Meeting: Guest Speaker – Alicia Lehrer

Online

Woonasquatucket River Greenway Our annual meeting will focus on a success story. The paths, parks, and festivals that have been built along a river that flows from the densely populated, and formerly industrial areas, of North Providence, Johnston and Providence were hard to imagine when a small group of visionaries got together thirty years ago.  […]

Walking Workshops in Winnisimet Woods, Tiverton

Tiverton, RI

Join Garry Plunkett on a leisurely walk for RIWPS members through his varied micro-habitats and learn from his 30-year, oxymoronic quest to “create nature.” Wander with Garry through his meadow, old field, pond, mini-marsh, and woodland, while he shares an enduring attempt to manipulate natural succession. The workshop is scheduled to enjoy spring wildflowers while […]

Free

Walking Workshops in Winnisimet Woods, Tiverton

Tiverton, RI

Join Garry Plunkett on a leisurely walk for RIWPS members through his varied micro-habitats and learn from his 30-year, oxymoronic quest to “create nature.” Wander with Garry through his meadow, old field, pond, mini-marsh, and woodland, while he shares an enduring attempt to manipulate natural succession. The workshop is scheduled to enjoy spring wildflowers while […]

Free

Wild Garden Party – Forest Edition

Online

This party is the third in our on going series to bring together those interested in creating, expanding or restoring landscapes that support biodiversity through use of native plants. People with all levels of knowledge and experience with native plants are welcome to share their enthusiasm, ideas and questions. Last month we focused on meadows […]

Beavers & Their Habitat (Walk for Members)

Coventry, RI

A 30 year old beaver pond, Coventry, RI Doug McGrady will lead an evening walk to several areas in Coventry, where beavers have built dams and lodges, flooding some areas, creating channels and ponds and otherwise altering the landscape. We will  meet at the Nicholas Farm Management Area. Meeting at dusk, may increase our chances […]

Free

Woonasquatucket River Greenway Restoration Walk

Woonasquatucket River Greenway 50 Aleppo Street, Providence

You may have heard the talk, now lets do the walk Last March Alicia Lehrer, Executive Director of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council, spoke at our annual meeting about the organization’s work to transform a long swath of neglected landscape along a section of this river in the Olneyville area into a friendly and healthy habitat.  […]

Free

First Thursday Botanizing Walk: URI North Woods

Kingston, RI

Join University of Rhode Island botany instructor Brian Maynard for an exploration of the University of Rhode Island North Woods. Ranging from moist upland forest to pond edges there should be a good variety of trees and flowers to see. We will walk about 2 miles.  This walk is free and open to the public. […]

Tour Kettle Pond Native Plant Garden

Kettle Pond Visitors Center 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI

Enjoy the beauty! Dave Vissoe, the leader of the Kettle Pond Garden project at the US Fish and Wildlife Kettle Pond Visitor Center in Charlestown, will guide you around this garden composed entirely of locally sourced native plants. Eighty five percent of the plants, shrubs, grasses and vines came from the Rhode Native™ initiative, a […]