Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District

Welcome to ERICD


Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Yellow Building at Sandywoods
73 Muse Way, Tiverton, RI

The Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District (ERICD) will host a free public workshop regarding winter moth, featuring speaker Heather Faubert from URI Cooperative Extension. Winter moth is an invasive pest introduced into North America from Europe. With no natural enemies, the winter moth population is exploding. These caterpillars are devastating Rhode Island trees, including fruit trees and backyard ornamentals. Come learn more about this pest and what steps you can take to protect your backyard trees, woodlots, and orchards, and reduce the extent of winter moth defoliation. Contact ERICD District Manager, Sara Churgin, with any questions:

Achieving farm designation may allow
your land to be taxed at the value of
its current usage, as opposed to its full
development value. Look inside to learn
more about the program and how you
can start your application.

Proposed Updates to the 1989
Rhode Island Soil Erosion and
Sediment Control Handbook
The proposed Handbook can be
viewed on the RI DEM website.






The Essence of the Conservation Districts
Conservation districts across the country have specialized in the reduction of non-point sources of pollution such as soil erosion, animal waste, pesticides and fertilizers, poorly operating septic systems, and household hazardous wastes since the dust bowl of the 1930's.

While the devastation of soil erosion by wind gave birth to the first Conservation Districts, agricultural impacts, increased development and urban sprawl have all challenged the Districts to take the lead in protecting natural resources through educating the public and providing technical assistance.

In Bristol & Newport Counties, the Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District works in partnership with private land owners, farmers, municipalities, state and federal agencies, as well as non-governmental agencies. ERICD is not a regulatory or enforcement agency, but rather provides assistance to those who desire to work as a team to face issues -- watershed by watershed.

Are you interested in affordable access to farm equipment? The Rhode Island Association of Conservation Districts is conducting a study of the feasibility of creating a network of shared-use equipment to help support small farmers in Rhode Island and nearby areas of Connecticut and Massachusetts. Please help us by letting us know what YOUR equipment needs are!

As a part of this study we are also investigating the feasibility of building and licensing a shared Mobile Poultry/Rabbit Processing Unit. If you are interested in processing facilities for flocks of ANY size, please take this survey as well!

Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District
PO Box 158
Tiverton, RI 02878
Tel: 401-934-0842
Fax: 401-934-0843


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