The Northern Rhode Island Conservation District works in partnership with private land owners, farmers, municipalities, state and federal agencies, as well as non-governmental agencies. NRICD 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.

News & Announcements

NRICD Announces New District Manager (May 31, 2022)
The Northern Rhode Island Conservation District (NRICD) is pleased to announce Molly Allard as its new District Manager. Molly Allard has been with the NRICD for eight and a half years as the Outreach and Education Program Manager, where she has guided the Scituate Reservoir Watershed Education Program and the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Services Outreach Program. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of Rhode Island Master of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) program as well as the Boston University School of Education.

Ms. Allard replaces Gina DeMarco who has served as District Manager for over 30 years. Ms. DeMarco will remain with the NRICD serving as Special Projects Manager. Ms. DeMarco and Ms. Allard have been working closely together for many months to ensure a smooth transition for the District. Ms. DeMarco will continue to provide support to Ms. Allard as needed as she enthusiastically transitions into her new role as Special Projects Manager focusing primarily on emergency flood mitigation in Providence County in a partnership between the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service, the RI Association of Conservation Districts and the NRICD.

Richard Went, Chairman of NRICD stated, “I speak for the entire NRICD Board of Directors when I say how pleased we are to welcome Molly into her new role and that we are confident that her leadership will bring NRICD and it’s staff to new opportunities and success.”

Clients and partners are encouraged to contact Ms. Allard at to welcome her and for all future management communications.
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Manure Management For Small Farms Webinar
Thursday, April 28, 2022 — POSTPONED
Rescheduled to Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 6:00pm
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People's Garden Initiative 2022 
Request for Proposals
Each Conservation District will be seeking to fund three projects.
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The Urban Growers Leadership Program / Urban Growers Cob Qhia Thawj Coj / Programa de Liderazgo de Cultivadores Urbanos
The Urban Growers Leadership Program is a bilingual, informational series consisting of workshops, farm tours and a skill-share program for leading urban farmers and gardeners in Providence County, RI. / Urban Growers Cob Qhia Thawj Coj yog yuav qhia ua ntau hom lus, yuav kawm ua ntu zuj zus, yuav mus ncig saib tej teb, qhia txog yam yus txhawj, kom los coj tau cov tib neeg ua teb nyob rau hauv nroog Providence RI. / Programa de Liderazgo de Cultivadores Urbanos es una serie educacional bilingüe consistiendo de talleres, recorridos por granjas y un programa de habilidades compartidas dirigido a líderes agricultores y jardineros urbanos en el Condado de Providence, RI.
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Employee Spotlight
Congratulations to Kate Sayles on receiving the National Conservation Planning Partnership Employee Spotlight for August 2020!
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Director Spotlight

NRICD celebrates the honoring of Jean Lynch, long-standing Director of NRICD
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