2012-05-31 / News

Learn about aquatic invasive species

The Narragansett Bay Research Reserve, along with Coastal Resources Management Council, will offer workshops on aquatic invasive species in Narragansett Bay.

Aquatic invasive species are plants and animals that are found outside of their native range and that cause harm to our local economy, environment, or human health. These plants and animals can negatively affect swimming, boating and fishing; pollute the water and destroy wildlife habitat for native plants and animals; threaten public health and safety; diminish property values; cause declines in commercially important finfi sh and shellfish populations; and have economic impacts on waterdependent industries.

A workshop for the general public will be held on Saturday, June 16, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at URI’s Bay Campus in Narragansett. Coffee and refreshments served at 8:30 am. To register, call Cristina Bourassa at 222-4700.

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