About NRPA

Since 1970, Narrow River Preservation Association (NRPA) has worked to preserve, protect, and restore the natural environment and the quality of life for all communities within the Narrow (Pettaquamscutt) River Estuary and Watershed.

We welcome you to join our efforts by becoming an NRPA Member today.

NRPA is the Designated Watershed Council for Narrow River

The Narrow River Preservation Association (NRPA) has been working since 1970 to preserve, protect and restore the Narrow River and its watershed. In 2006, NRPA underwent the process of the Rhode Island Rivers Council to become the State-Designated Watershed Council for Narrow River and has served as such ever since.

Our work includes:

♦ An extensive river monitoring program in which volunteers test water at 14 sites on the river and its freshwater inputs. The program, part of URI Watershed Watch, completed its 26th year in October 2017.

♦ A robust annual schedule of educational programs and recreational events that build awareness of the watershed and the need to protect its environment

♦ Support of other non-profit environmental and cultural groups in the three watershed towns and a willingness to cosponsor new programs

♦ Consistent and sustained public outreach through publications, speakers, a newsletter, a website, Facebook and Twitter

♦ Watchful eyes on the health of the river for all communities of life in the watershed

This work is driven by a collegial Board of Directors, whose fifteen members include scientists, educators, engineers and entrepreneurs, many of whom have been serving NRPA for more than two decades and all of whom are fiercely dedicated to the continued health of the watershed.

NRPA Mission Statement

The Narrow River Preservation Association (NRPA) works to preserve, protect, and restore the natural environment and the quality of life for all communities within the Narrow (Pettaquamscutt) River Estuary and Watershed.

We welcome you to join us at one of our many events.