Person: Richard Grant
Title Director NRPA
Date: August 11, 2012
1)What does your group (Association) represent?
Our mission is Preserving, Protecting and Restoring
2)How active is your group?
NRPA maintains 14 watch stations, holds awesome education graduate courses, provides scholarships and Science
Fair awards, oversees all building permits and
works closely with the
3)What is the most interesting or picturesque place on your watershed?
We have helped compile state kayak routes that feature the historic Pettasquamscutt Rock, the historic
Gilbert Stuart Homestead and the view from
4)What has been your greatest achievement with this group or any other conservation group that you have belonged to?
Some of our achievements include seeing 3 0f 11 detention ponds being completed as well as having the majority of homes
tie into a sewer system in the Narragansett town portion of the watershed.
5)What would be your greatest goal if funding was available?
Overseeing the final leg of the O’Neill bike path through Canonchet Farm, the continuing expansion of the detention
Pond system and creating an improved kayak launch
6)What could an interested individual do to help or volunteer for your group?
In particular we could use some help from a volunteer Secretary who could take minutes of NRPA meetings
7)What overall environmental issue concerns you the most?
Developing non point pollution programs.
8)Does your group offer any educational or recreational opportunities that people should not miss?
Each year we send over 3000 newsletters to
is 400 households.
Every 5 years or so we send
Guide to living in the Watershed to the entire resident list. Some members who receive newsletters during
the year volunteer and work on various watershed committees.
We hold a 10K run and walk road race, a mile turnaround swim and a Pettasquamscutt Kayak river Paddle event.
Submitted by Conservation Chairman Bill Luther