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Salt Ponds Coalition


Salt Ponds Coalition

Since 1985, the Salt Ponds Coalition [SPC] has managed the Pond Watcher Program for Green Hill Pond. This non-profit is the official state-designated watershed group for the salt ponds region. With a mission to protect and enhance the health of the salt ponds for the benefit of wildlife and people, SPC manages 5 water testing sites on Green Hill Pond and a total of 27 testing sites in South County.

Why You Should Support Salt Ponds Coalition Now

Salt Pond Coalition Pond Watchers work with the to conduct water testing from April to October. We thank retiring Green Hill Pond Watcher George Hill who has faithfully served SPC for more than 20 years, and welcome new Pond Watchers Tom Meade and Joan Pavlinsky. Other Green Hill Pond Watchers include Lori Keough, Erma Russo, Rachel Lyons, and Ray Gradale. Please thank these individuals when you see them for their volunteerism.

Financial support from Green Hill residents is needed. Without SPC, there would be no organization to monitor Green Hill Pond and provide essential data on the health of the pond to the state, Town of South Kingstown, and advocacy organizations like Friends of Green Hill Pond.
Support Water Quality Testing of Green Hill Pond by becoming an individual member today at


Green Hill Pond Updates

  • SPC has begun a $150,000 project with the University of Rhode Island and the Town of Charlestown that focuses on reducing pollution in Green Hill Pond. The study looks at the impact of degraded wastewater treatment systems and explores new technologies to address excessive nutrients entering the pond.
  • In concurrence with Rhode Island’s science education standards, in 2022 SPC completed a field trip curriculum now available to science teachers seeking hands-on learning opportunities for their students. The program fosters future stewards by educating them on salt ponds and wildlife estuary environments.
  • Our online summer fundraiser takes place July 15th-17th. We invite your participation! You’ll have the chance to bid on items like a Watch Hill Harbor cruise aboard the yacht Aphrodite, Patriots game tickets, and a wide range of products, services, and gift certificates from your favorite Rhode Island businesses.

Ways to Support Salt Ponds Coalition

Become a Member today online. This is the most important thing!

Follow SPC on Facebook and Instagram (@saltpondscoalition) and get news on FREE upcoming activities, such as Family Salt Pond Safaris, and Kayak Pond Paddle Tours, and Guided Beach Walks.

Get involved! Join a committee, Become a Pond Watcher Become an Education Volunteer. Contact Green Hill resident and SPC board member Ann Manion at or 978.460.1157 to learn more.

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