Friends of Warwick Ponds presents:
Monitoring Water Quality in Warwick Pond
Linda Green, Director, URI Watershed Watch
Rhode Island may be The Ocean State but our inland landscape is dotted with lakes and ponds. For near thirty years volunteers in the URI Watershed Watch program have been monitoring lakes and ponds (as well as rivers, streams, estuaries and salt ponds.) What are the basics of lake monitoring, how has this translated to URI Watershed Watch lake and pond monitoring procedures? The City of Warwick has sponsored volunteer water quality monitoring on Warwick Pond since 1995. This presentation will include a look at the monitoring results and what they mean, and where Warwick Pond ranks compared to other Watershed Watch Lakes.
Warwick Pond's Yearly Fish Run
Phil Edwards, Diadromous Fish Project Leader and Fish Passage Coordinator, RIDEM
Each spring anadromous river herring return to Warwick Pond to spawn. This presentation will provide an overview of Warwick Pond's anadromous fish run and focus on life history, run size, and monitoring programs. Other topics will include river herring run size trends and habitat restoration projects throughout Rhode Island and provide a summary of the resident freshwater fish species that inhabit Warwick Pond.
This event is free and open to the public.