Narrow River Preservation Association
Monday, August 21, 2017
NRPA: Working since 1970 to preserve, protect, and restore Narrow River and its watershed.

Many thanks to all those who helped make the fifth season a great success, with each presentation drawing an audience of 60 or more and filling the library meeting rooms:

♦  To Rosemary Smith who leads the effort each season and to Marilyn Sherman and the staff at the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library for hosting the events.

♦  To Friends of Canonchet Farm and South County Museum our partners in organizing the series and arranging for the speakers

♦  To Trio Restaurant, which donates gift certificates to Newport Restaurant Group eateries to thank our presenters.

♦  And of course, to our 2016 lineup of speakers:

January 31 

Furniture maker Jeffrey Greene, author of American Furniture of the 18th Century: History, Technique, Structure, described “Furnishing the South County Plantation Homes.”

Visit the Jeffrey Greene Newport website to see his work.

February 28

Laura Myerson, Professor of Habitat Restoration Ecology in the Department of Natural Resources Sciences at URI and Richard Enser, Ecosystem Biologist debated "Can We Go Back to the Future?" as they explored what does "Restoration Mean in the Age of Global Change”

March 20

Archaeologist Jay Waller wrapped up the series with "What R110 Tells us about the Native American Usage of the Natural Resources at Canonchet Farm." R110 is an archaeological site that rests on the upper portion of Salt Pond just south of Commodore Perry Highway and which is arguably the most significant pre-European contact Native American find on the East Coast.

NRPA, Friends of Canonchet Farm, South County Museum and the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library are once again sponsoring On Pettaquamscutt: Presentations on the Environment and the History of the Narrow River Watershed.

As with On Pettaquamscutt’s first four, very successful seasons, the presentations are on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, 35 Kingstown Road, Narragansett. The series is free and open to the public. After each talk, you are invited to continue the conversation next door at Trio Restaurant, 15 Kingstown Road.


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NRPA is a member of the R.I. Rivers Council and has served as the Designated Watershed Council for Narrow River since 2002.


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