Sowams Project tables at Narragansett Bay Estuary Conference at RWU

In addition to their human inhabitants, the watersheds and estuaries in Sowams are home to a stunning array of wildlife. Many of these species are commercially and culturally important; some are regionally or federally threatened; and, all have ecological and intrinsic value. The Narragansett Bay Estuary Program sponsored its second annual day-long conference at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI entitled “Wild Things in the Narragansett Bay Region” on October 6, 2023. The line-up of fifteen speakers described both salt water and freshwater species, both threatened and thriving, that make up the unique landscape of the Narragansett Bay Region. That watershed continues to support many vibrant uses including shellfishing, swimming, and boating that make Sowams a rich natural resource that deserves our continued protection.

(Above) Rhode Island Natural History Survey Program manager Kira Stillwell learns about the Sowams Project from Coordinator Dave Weed during a break.