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Rhode Island Habitat Restoration Team

Team Contacts | RIHRT Partners

The purpose of the Habitat Restoration Team is to improve Rhode Island's environment by promoting the restoration of the State's habitats.

Our challenge is to coordinate statewide restoration planning, projects, and information.


  • Promote habitat restoration
  • Undertake restoration planning
  • Coordinate restoration activities
  • Implement restoration projects
  • Provide technical assistance for restoration
  • Undertake restoration outreach and education
  • Promote habitat research and monitoring


  • Develop the R.I. Coastal Habitat Restoration Plan
  • Prioritize restoration projects
  • Seek new restoration funding and leverage existing restoration monies
  • Make restoration tools and information available to government and non-government entities
  • Increase public awareness of the benefits of habitat restoration
  • Develop key principles for ecological monitoring
  • Develop sound scientific principles for habitat restoration projects
  • Identify resources within existing government and non-government organizations that can benefit habitat restoration projects
  • Organize and support habitat restoration workshops and educational materials
  • Support scientific workshops in habitat restoration
  • Promote improvements in water quality where needed to restore habitats
  • Facilitate regulatory processes relating to restoration, such as permitting and mitigation activities
  • Incorporate the RAE/ERF Restoration Principles (PDF file) into habitat restoration activities in Rhode Island

RI Habitat Restoration Team Contacts:

Coastal Resources
Management Council
Megan Higgins
4808 Tower Hill Road
Wakefield, RI 02879

Narragansett Bay Estuary Program
Tom Ardito
URI Narragansett Bay Campus
Narragansett, RI 02882

RI Habitat Restoration Team Partners

Neighborhood Associations | Land Trusts | Federal Agencies | State Agencies | Watershed Programs | Corporate Programs | Academic Programs

If you are a partner of the Rhode Island Habitat Restoration Team and are interested in having your organization posted here, please respond using the "Your Feedback" link at the top of the screen.

Neighborhood Associations
Allen's Cove
Neighborhood Association

Sandra Wyatt
28 Byway Road
Barrington, RI 02806
Common Fence Point Improvement Association
Mil Kinsella-Sullivan
Duck Cove Bluffs Association
Gidget Loomis
140 Duck Cove Road
N.Kingstown, RI 02852

Land Trusts
Aquidneck Island Land Trust
Anne Garnett, Executive Director
790 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown, RI 02842
401-849-2799 TEL
401-851-8998 FAX

Federal Agencies
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Tom Halevik
Rt. 1A, Shoreline Plaza
PO Box 307 Charlestown, RI 02813
401-364-9124 PH
USDA, Natural Resources
Conservation Service

Andrew Lipsky
60 Quaker Lane, Suite 46
Warwick, RI 02886-0111
401-822-8825 PH
401-828-0433 FAX
EPA Ocean and Coastal Protection Division
Rhode Island State Program Unit

State Agencies
DEM Division of Agriculture, Mosquito Abatement Coordination Office
Al Gettman
401-789-6280 PH
RI Department of Transportation
M. Emilie Holland,
Senior Environmental Scientist
2 Capitol Hill - Room 229
Providence, RI 02903-1124
401-222-2023, ext. 4051
401-222-3006 (f)
DEM Division of Fish and Wildlife
Chris Powell, Coastal Fisheries
Phil Edwards, Freshwater Fisheries
Arthur Ganz, Shellfish
Narragansett Bay National
Estuarine Research Reserve

Roger Greene
Ken Raposa
National Estuarine Research Reserve
55 South Reserve Drive
Prudence Island, RI 02872
401-683-6780 PH

Watershed Programs
Woonasquatucket River Greenway Project RI Watershed Partnership
Salt Ponds Coalition
Vic Dvorak
401-322-3068 PH
401-322-1092 FAX
Ten Mile River and Mt. Hope/
Narragansett Bay Watersheds

Andrea D. Langhauser, Team Leader
20 Riverside Drive, Lakeville MA 02347
508-946-2878 PH
508-947-6557 FAX
The Ten Mile River Watershed Team The Narragansett/Mt.Hope Bay Watershed Team
The Massachusetts Watershed Initiative  

Corporate Programs
The Rhode Island Corporate Wetlands Restoration Program  

Academic Programs
University of Rhode Island
Coastal Resources Center
Rhode Island Sea Grant
University of Rhode Island
Narragansett Bay Campus
Narragansett, RI 02882
Roger Williams University
Center for Economic and Environmental Development
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
Timothy M. Scott, Ph.D.


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This site was created through a partnership of the:

Coastal Resources Management Council
Narragansett Bay Estuary Program
Save The Bay®