A grant from the U.S. Forest Service and collaboration with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM) made it possible for the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council to hire a consulting firm, Kleinschmidt Associates, to:

  • Identify potential riparian sites along the river
  • Inventory and prioritize riparian restoration opportunities
  • Select appropriate demonstration site
  • Implement demonstration site restoration
  • The results of this project are available on the RI DEM website.

Since this study was completed the Watershed Council has undertaken buffer restoration projects at a number of sites along the river and is planning more. Below are photographs of some of these projects.