Class-By-Class Information
Class Overview
—Introduction to Watershed Protection

Introduction to
Water Quality Monitoring

Conducting a Watershed Assessment

Restoring Anadromous Fisheries

Introduction to Land Protection

Developing and Managing Trails
on Protected Lands

Managing Protected Lands
Vernal Pools and Invasive Species

Field Assessment of the Wolf Hill Property
A "Who’s Who" of Watershed Management
Federal Agencies
Environmental Protection Agency»

Natural Resources Conservation Service»

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration»

US Army Corps of Engineers»
State Agencies
Department of Environmental Management»

Coastal Resources Management Council»

Narragansett Bay Commission»

Rhode Island Water Resources Board»
Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation»

Rhode Island Rivers Council»

Rhode Island Department of Transportation»

Rhode Island Department of Health»

University of Rhode Island»
Non-Government Agencies
Audubon Society of RI»

The Nature Conservancy»

Clean Water Action»

Rhode Island Public Interest Research Group»

Conservation Law Foundation»

Save The Bay»

Watershed Councils»
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The Narragansett Bay Commission

The Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC) provides a variety of services relating to water quality to both residents and companies. NBC’s service area encompasses the metropolitan Providence and Blackstone Valley areas, which include Providence, North Providence, Johnston, Pawtucket, Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, the northern portion of East Providence and small sections of Cranston and Smithfield.

The NBC's Water Audit Program is a non-regulatory service offered to help business use water efficiently. The program involves reviewing a company's water use practices and recommending ways to reduce overall water consumption. Since the NBC's commercial and industrial sewer use fees are based on meter size and water consumption, a reduction in water usage will reduce sewer charges.

The NBC's Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking (EMPACT) projects are designed to give the public real time access to information about important aspects of the environment -- in this case about Narragansett Bay and Mt. Hope Bay. This information will help us make day-to-day decisions about how we want to use the bays for work and recreation. The data gathered in this project will also help environmental scientists and policy makers to develop sound management practices for two of southeastern New England's most important environmental resources. The US EPA funds EMPACT projects throughout the country.

Narragansett Bay Commission