Join the USFWS as they launch into the Spring and Summer seasons with a new monthly lecture and film series scheduled for the third Friday evening of each month in March, April, May and June. This series is designed to present new, inter-generational, ways to connect with nature, as well as an introduction to thought […]
Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Offers Hunting Opportunities At Ninigret, Block Island and Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuges
This fall and winter we are pleased to offer white-tailed deer hunting opportunities in Rhode Island due to the continued implementation of the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex’s (Complex) hunt program. One unit on the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), and four units on the Block Island NWR will be open for hunting by […]
This year, the Friends of Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge annual birdseed fundraiser does not involve selling birdseed. Instead they are asking that you make financial donations to keep the bird feeders at Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge and Kettle Pond Visitor Center filled during the winter. To help keep the birds fed through our cold Rhode […]
The Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island announce the winners of their 14th annual amateur photo competition. Contestants were asked to submit photos taken on one of the five National Wildlife Refuges in Rhode Island. The Refuges are Ninigret NWR in Charlestown, Trustom Pond NWR in South Kingstown, John H. Chafee NWR […]
When: Friday, June 27, 6-8 pm Where: Westerly Yacht Club, One Watch Hill Road, Westerly, R. I. Join us for our annual summer evening benefiting the Five National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island Great Hors d’oeuvres Silent Auction Photography For Sale Tickets: $25.00 From:Tom Tetzner atl 401.932.9680 Over 21 please
14th Annual Amateur Photography Competition sponsored by the Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island The Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island announce their 14th Annual Amateur Photo Competition to highlight the beauty of the five refuges that comprise the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Photos will be accepted […]
Thursday, March 20th, 6:00PM – 8:00PM Kettle Pond Visitor Center, Charlestown Featuring Guest Speaker Adam Smith on: Bat Migration and Their Acoustic Calls at Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuges Have you ever heard about a “Silver-haired Bat”or know what it looks like? Come join us for an interesting talk to learn about the different types […]
Controlled Burning at Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuges to Benefit Wildlife Habitat and Visitors
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct controlled burns at Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, in accordance with an approved Prescribed Fire Plan. The controlled burns will occur over the course of two days, weather dependent, between October 28th and the end of November 2013, at which time […]
Effective this fall, hunters will now find expanded White-tailed Deer hunting opportunities in Rhode Island due to the implementation of the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex’s hunt program. One unit on the Ninigret NWR and four units on the Block Island NWR will be open for hunting by special permit only. The Ninigret Pond […]
Each year the Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island hold a birdseed sale to raise money to fill the Refuge birdseed feeders. The feeders help support the birds through the winter and enhance the visitor experience at our refuges. The sale also gives you the opportunity to do the same in your […]
The Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuges are re-opened and in time to enjoy the beautiful fall colors as the leaves transform from green to a stunning array of rich reds, oranges and yellows, and in time to capture photos of blooming goldenrods and asters as well as migrating hawks. It’s also National Wildlife Refuge Week, […]
We have removed all events and activities for the National Wildlife Refuge from our Community Bulletin Board because of the current closure. Press release from USFWS follows. ——————————————— For Immediate Release October 1, 2013 For Further Information Contact: Charlie Vandemoer, Refuge Manager (401) 364-9124 ext. 11 Charlestown, RI – The Federal Government will be closed […]
At the August 22 public hearing at the Charlestown Elementary School the Town Council voted to approve the acquisition for open space of land where two utility scale wind turbines with a blade tip height of approximately 410 feet are proposed. There were also two different housing proposals still pending on the land, one for over […]
Two utility scale wind turbines with a blade tip height of approximately 410 feet are proposed for land that has been considered for open space acquisition since 2000. Now at long last, the owner is willing to sell the land for conservation. There will a Public Hearing on the acquisition at 7:00 pm, Thursday, August […]
To help inform Charlestown residents about important issues in town, the Charlestown Citizens Alliance (CCA) will conduct a series of public service seminars on an on-going basis at Cross Mills Public Library.
The Cinder Worm Program is on again! Register Now! Applications taken for both students & mentors
Kettle Pond Visitor Center, Charlestown, Rhode Island
THE 2013 PIPING PLOVER SEASON IS ABOUT START! Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge staff will be holding a volunteer training Saturday April 6th at the Kettle Pond Visitor Center from 10:30-12:00 followed by pizza and roping at East Beach, Charlestown.
FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES OF RI Birdseed Fundraiser For The Birds Order By 11/12/2012 Order one or more bags of 24 different choices of birdseed. We get the seed at reduced cost from Belmont Market Wakefield. You get a deal and we make some money to buy seed for the National Wildlife Refuge […]
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During the past two years, the Town of Charlestown has avoided being hit by several dangerous missiles. We are not talking ordnance, but some pretty sloppy political ploys to benefit friends of the CDTC and members of the CDTC themselves. With the help and encouragement of a “Republican” Town Councilor, these missiles nearly hit pay dirt.
Summer is heating up and the number of events on the CCA Bulletin Board is increasing with the warmer weather.
An MOU can be described as a Letter of Intent or a Gentlemen’s Agreement. Depending on what the motivation is, the document can fulfill differing aims. The construction of the MOU contains the same elements of a legal contract, but there are differences. These differences are predicated on the relationship of the signatories and the importance of the outcomes expected.
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The General Assembly closed out the 2012 legislative session WITHOUT passing the Dry Lands Bill!
Thank you to everyone who took the time to email or call legislators. We covered the bill at our website. The legislation was opposed by the Charlestown Town Council and Planning Commission and by similar boards from many other towns and many other organizations. The legislation is introduced yearly and each year it is strong opposition that stops passage. The legislation is bad for the environment and would cause our taxes to increase.
The MOU was the surprise of the night. The Town Council voted unanimously for drafting the Memorandum of Understanding! When the entire Town Council comes together to support an issue, what does that say about the dissenters? Think about it! The Battle for Ninigret Park was no more than a tempest in a teapot.
One of the planks in the Progressive Democrats’ national platform is concern for the environment. That is why it is incomprehensible that our local Democrats would want to support activities and projects in the park that disrupt and endanger wildlife in the neighboring wildlife refuge.
The proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) doesn’t give power to the Federal Government. The Federal Government has all the power it needs. An MOU is about information sharing between the Town and Wildlife Biologists.
On June 5th, 2012, the planet Venus will do something it will not do again for over a century: Pass directly across the face of the Sun. This phenomenon occurs only four times every 243 years, so this is a sight that you might want to mark on your calendars.
12th Annual Amateur Photography Competition
Sponsored by the Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island
By fostering a work environment that encourages inclusion instead of exclusion, I hope the town can reestablish sound working relationships with all stakeholders and collaborate on Ninigret Park improvements that serve both the town and National Wildlife Refuge.
There is a need to foster a work environment that encourages inclusion instead of exclusion and that supports the legal, moral and ethical approach to conflict resolution.