North South Trail Trek – Developing Guidelines for Siting Wind Turbines

Mark your calendars, the North South Trail Trek begins March 10!
Hike the entire length of Rhode Island in 6 Saturdays. This is the 20th year of the North South Trail Treks. Registration is required for the Trek. The first hike begins at Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown and ends at Meadowbrook Pond on Route 91 in Richmond.

Click here for a link to the registration form for the 2012 North South Trail Trek

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Wind Power and Wildlife: Assessing Impacts on Birds and Bats
Thursday, March 8, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Kettle Pond Visitor Center, Charlestown
As the number of wind turbines installed in the United States grows, so does the concern about the interactions between the turbines and wildlife that share the same air space. University of Rhode Island Ornithologist, Dr. Peter Paton, will discuss how bird and bat species found in Rhode Island may respond to wind turbine infrastructure. Dr. Paton’s research will be used to develop guidelines aimed at minimizing potential impacts to these populations for future siting of wind turbines in the state.

The lecture is free, but seating is limited so please RSVP to Amber at amber@crc.uri.edu or 874-6106.

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