2011 Watershed Counts Report

The Narragansett Bay Region -- the state of Rhode Island and the portions of southeastern Massachusetts found in the Blackstone and Taunton River watersheds -- is our home. Watershed Counts will report annually on the quality of the land and water resources in this Region which are critical to our economic future and quality of life. Watershed Counts' first annual report includes information on beach closures, freshwater resources, impervious cover (pavement and roofs), terrestrial and freshwater invasive species and climate change.

2011 Watershed Counts Report (Adobe Acrobat format) on the status of Narragansett Bay.

The report was unveiled during a presentation at the Rhode Island State House on April 27, 2011 (see photo at right). Below are a series of videos of the event.

WPRO Radio's Bill Habermann interviewed Meg Kerr, the Watershed Program Manager for the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program and Q Kellogg, the Assistant Director of the Coastal Institute at URI about the report.

Watershed Counts Report: Introduction by RI DEM Director Janet Coit

Watershed Counts Report: Discussion of the Indicators by Q Kellogg

Watershed Counts Report: Q&A (part 1)

Watershed Counts Report: Q&A (part 2)