Rhode Island has over 40 land trusts, a dozen watershed organizations and numerous conservation commissions. The Rhode Island Land and Water Partnership builds the capacity of these critically important grassroots organizations. Partnership programs foster learning and collaboration among conservation leaders throughout the state and region. We believe that by working together, we can individually and collectively be more efficient and more effective in protecting our state's land and water resources.
Programs of the RI Land and Water Partnership:
- Land and Water Conservation Summit – Held in March each year for the leaders of community-based conservation organizations and local governments.
The 10th Anniversary Summit will be held on Saturday March 9, 2013 at the URI Memorial Union. You don't want to miss it!
- Visit the Materials from Past Summits page to download presentations and related materials from past summits.
- ExploreRI.org is the go-to website for information on paddling routes, canoe and kayak put-in locations, and land trust trails in Rhode Island. The Land and Water Partnership is one of the partners who makes ExploreRI possible.
- On-line Library of Resource Materials – The Partnership, in collaboration with the RI Conservation Stewardship Collaborative, has created and maintains an extensive library of web-based "how to" information to support conservation, management, and stewardship.
- Workshops – Capacity building programs and workshops are offered by the Partnership on a periodic basis as needs and opportunities arise.
- Donor/Member Management Systems – The Partnership is developing systems to help conservation organizations with management of their membership programs and donor relations.