Free Disaster Preparedness Training Available for RI Residents

Free Disaster Preparedness Training Available for RI Residents

In an effort to enhance community resilience and readiness, The New England Consortium (TNEC) is offering free Disaster Preparedness and Response training for Rhode Island residents. Funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Worker Training Program (NIEHS-WTP), this initiative aims to equip communities with the skills needed to effectively respond to natural disasters…

Want to Volunteer with PEMA?

Want to Volunteer with PEMA?

The Providence Emergency Management Agency recruits and maintains a cadre of highly trained volunteers to assist with the PEMA mission. Volunteers are trained in: disaster preparedness and response, Medical Emergency Distribution System – Points of Dispensing (MEDS POD), Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES), shelter operations, disaster medical operations, search and rescue, Emergency Operations Center…

FREE TREES AVAILABLE, JUST IN TIME FOR SPRING PLANTING

FREE TREES AVAILABLE, JUST IN TIME FOR SPRING PLANTING

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) – along with partners the RI Tree Council, Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association, and the Arbor Day Foundation – is giving over 2,000 trees away to Rhode Islanders this spring through the Energy-Saving Trees program. Registration opens on Friday, April 12. Now in its eighth year, this popular…

Learn about RI’s MyCoast Project!

Learn about RI’s MyCoast Project!

Rising sea levels have brought increased flooding to low-lying coastal areas around Rhode Island in recent years. Volunteers have taken thousands of photographs of local areas flooded by king tides and storms and uploaded them to MyCoast.org/ri, an online database that tags the photos with tidal and weather information and locates them on a map.  Learn…

Now Recruiting for Port Climate Co-learning Project

Now Recruiting for Port Climate Co-learning Project

Calling residents & small business owners in South Providence & Washington Park! We are looking for people from these two neighborhoods who want to participate in a NOAA-funded project to examine the possibilities for the port coastline from Sassafras Cove to Collier Point Park, with a focus on improved climate resilience, habitat restoration and other…

Smith Hill to Participate in USDOT’s Thriving Communities Program

Smith Hill to Participate in USDOT’s Thriving Communities Program

The PRP recently partnered with the City of Providence, Smith Hill Partners’ Initiative, and the Central Providence Health Equity Zone in a successful application for technical assistance from the USDOT’s Thriving Communities Program. Smith Hill is one of 64 neighborhoods across the country and the only one in RI that will receive technical support, planning…