Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District

Welcome to ERICD

 

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

 

 

 

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!
www.surveymonkey.com/farmequipment

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!
www.surveymonkey.com/MPU

Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District
2490 Main Road
Tiverton, RI 02878
Tel: 401-816-5667
Fax: 401-934-0843
info@easternriconservation.org

 

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2490 Main Road | Tiverton, RI 02878 | Office: 401-816-5667 | Email:
info@easternriconservation.org

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