Upcoming Events and Newsletter

Save The Lakes tries to provide educational workshops and opportunities for lake association members to get together regularly to exchange information and ideas to benefit our lakes.

Save The Lakes Lake and Watershed Forum – April 22, 2020  *  6:30-8:30 PM
Johnston Senior Center, 1291 Hartford Avenue  *  Johnston, RI  *  02919

Wondering what’s happening with state regulations and policies around lake and watershed management? Did you attend a public hearing and wanted to share your point of view or learn more? Join us, lake association and watershed group members from around the state for presentations from Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s Office of Water Resources (RI DEM) staff explaining changes in the freshwater wetlands regulations, answer questions, address issues and update us about their activities. Also learn more about the Lake Smart Program and Resident Initiative being promoted by Save The Lakes (STL)
Save the Lakes is proud to be hosting this meeting, which allows you to spend time with other waterfront neighbors sharing solutions to waterfront problems. Lakeside stewardship means learning how to care for your lake and the lands around it – and here is your chance to become a lake steward!
So join us for some fun, education and refreshments as we learn more about our lakes and how we can work together to keep them healthy. Click here for a flyer to share.

URI Watershed Watch Potluck Breakfast for volunteers and supporters –

Come celebrate our great volunteers over coffee and great breakfast treats. Veronica Berounsky, with the Narrow River Preservation Association, will be sharing information about how canine detection of human sources of bacterial sources can be used to assess watersheds. And we will recognize our milestone volunteer for their many years of dedication!

  • Saturday, March 14, 2020 – 9 AM; Coastal Institute in NARRAGANSETT (South Ferry Rd, Narragansett, RI)
  • A flyer will be available to share soon.

URI Watershed Watch New Volunteer Training –

Ever wonder what the condition of you favorite lake (or stream, or salt pond, or…) was, and whether it was changing? Why not become a citizen scientist and figure it out? URI Watershed Watch, Rhode Island’s largest volunteer water quality monitoring program is beginning its 33rd monitoring season with classroom training for potential new volunteers. The classroom session is offered twice – sign up for the session that best fits your schedule:

  • Saturday, March 28, 2020 * 9 AM – 12 PM
  • Thursday, April 2, 2020  *  6-9 PM
  • Click here to learn more or to register. Click here for a printable spring schedule.