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.
The Eastern Rhode
Island Conservation District strives to promote and improve long-lasting and environmentally-friendly practices that protect natural resources such as soil, water, and air.
Rhode Island Conservation District aims to meet its vision through outreach, education, help with environmental questions, and financial aid for natural resource concerns. We work with a
variety of people and groups including farmers, landowners, cities, towns, schools, and others in the community.
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.