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.
Over 300 people attended the March 11, 2017 Summit. Video of Senator Whitehouse’s remarks, video of our keynote address by Dr. Eric Chivian, and materials from many of the 33 workshops are available on the 2017 Summit page.
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. Save the date: next year's Summit will be held on Saturday March 10, 2018 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.