Welcome to ERICD
The Essence of the Conservation Districts
— WINTER MOTH PRESENTATION —
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. Learn
more by clicking here to view a WINTER MOTH presentation by HEATHER FAUBERT.
— GEESE EDUCATION —
Goose Fact Sheet
Making Peace With Geese
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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.
Achieving farm designation may allow your land to be taxed at the value of
its current usage, as opposed to its full development value. Look inside to learn more about the program and how you can start your application.
Proposed Updates to the 1989 Rhode Island Soil Erosion and Sediment
Control Handbook can be viewed on the RI DEM website.
Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District
PO Box 158
Tiverton, RI 02878