Narrow River Preservation Association
Sunday, February 14, 2016
NRPA: Working since 1970 to preserve, protect, and restore Narrow River and its watershed.

2016 Narrow River Road Race
Saturday, May 14

Start of last year's 5K Run/Walk

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On Pettaquamscutt 2016

Join us on Sunday, February 28 for the second presentation in the 2016 On Pettaquamscutt Winter Speaker Series when ecosystem biologists Laura Myerson and Richard Enser ask "Can We Go Back to the Future?" as they explore what does "Restoration Mean in the Age of Global Change."

Narrow River Notes

Download the December 2015 issue of Narrow River Notes for:

  • Pictures and reports from the 45th Annual Meeting and the 2015 W.E.R. La Farge of the Friend of the River Award

  • Updates on plans for completion of the South County Bike Path and U.S Fish & Wildlife Service Marsh Resiliency Project.

  • Profiles of our two new Board members

  • Articles about the On Pettaquamscutt Winter Speaker Series and the NRPA Lesa Meng College Scholarships
Narrow River Notes is the newsletter of the Narrow River Preservation Association. Published three times a year, the newsletter keeps the NRPA membership up to date on what is happening within the watershed.

Jon C. Boothroyd, Ph.D. 1938-2015
Scientist, Teacher, Friend of the River

We have lost a great friend.

Jon Boothroyd, shown here with one of his many storyboards during a beach profiling workshop at the South Kingstown Beach in Matunuck last June, died at his home in South Kingstown on Thursday, October 15. Jon served for more than 20 years on the Narrow River Preservation Association Board of Directors and he always sported his tattered NRPA ball cap in case you had any doubt about his allegiance. He was NRPA's Vice President-Science, a trusted colleague, and what made him proud, the recipient of the 2000 W.E.R. La Farge Friend of the River Award.

2015 Annual Meeting:

Paul McCaffrey and Mick Westkott
Receive 2015 Friend of the River for
Narrow River Turnaround Swim

Narrow River Preservation Association’s Veronica Berounsky presents Mick Westkott (left) and Paul McCaffrey with the 2015 W.E.R. La Farge Memorial Friend of the River Award at the 45th NRPA Annual Meeting on October 1. The award recognizes their leadership in starting the Narrow River Turnaround Swim in 2006 and building the one-mile open water swim over the last ten years into a signature event both for NRPA and local swimmers. Westkott is in his 44th year as the Swimming and Diving Coach at URI. McCaffrey recently retired from Narragansett Schools where he taught Physical Education. Both men are members of the Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame.


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