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 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. NOTE:  In State Management areas, During hunting season (the second Saturday in September to the last day of February and the third Saturday in April to the last day in May) hikers are required to wear 200 square inches of solid daylight fluorescent orange. Typically a hat is 200 square inches.  

INCLEMENT WEATHER: Most events are held regardless of the weather. In case of cancellation or postponement we will indicate this cancellation on the event itself and try to contact you by email.

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