Welcome to ERICD
The Essence of the Conservation Districts
— ERICD WORKSHOP —
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:
— FFOS BROCHURE —
Achieving farm designation may allow
your land to be taxed at the value of
its current usage, as opposed to its
development value. Look inside to learn
more about the program and how you
can start your application.
FFOS APPLICATION GUIDE
Proposed Updates to the 1989
Rhode Island Soil Erosion
Sediment Control Handbook
The proposed Handbook can be
viewed on the RI DEM website.
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