The Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District (ERICD) is a non-profit, quasi-public organization that functions as a
facilitator for meeting the needs of the local land user in the conservation of soil, water and other related natural resources.
The function of the Conservation District is to take available technical, financial and educational resources, whatever their
source, and focus or coordinate these resources to meet the needs of the local land user and promote the conservation of soil, water and other natural resources.
Progressive Preservation, Stewardship and Conservation of Farmland and Open Spaces
To provide information and
technical assistance in order to encourage the people of Newport and Bristol Counties to conserve their natural resources and generate farm viability.
The Eastern RI Conservation
District (ERICD) is dedicated to helping the residents of Newport and Bristol Counties with their natural resource concerns. Preserving our cultural landscapes and maintaining a healthy interaction
between land, air, water, plants and animals establishes a lasting legacy for future generations.
ERICD works to create a beneficial relationship between our natural resources and our personal, community, and economic needs.
Preserving our past, enjoying our present and planning for our future must foster interactions that balance all aspects of our surroundings for the benefit of our local communities.
ERICD will address any natural resource concern no matter how large or small. We place emphasis on protecting and
enhancing our open spaces, encouraging agricultural enterprises, and improving our precious water – in both our inland watersheds and our marine bay system.
ERICD is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, consisting of five voting directors and several associate directors. These local individuals provide administrative guidance and focus the
actions of the Eastern District.