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South County Tourism Council’s Wavelengths Podcast


South County Tourism Wavelengths Podcast

Featured Interview with Art Ganz, President of the Salt Pond Coalition

Did you know that the South County Tourism Council’s Wavelengths Podcast host Helena Tafuri publishes interviews featuring the voices of area influencers, including business owners, museum directors, naturalists and more?

In recent weeks Helena spoke with Frosty Drew Observatory Director Scott MacNeill, Matunuck Oyster Bar owner Perry Raso,  South County Museum Executive Director Jim Crothers, and Salt Ponds Coalition’s President Art Ganz to name a few.

Listen to Helena and Art’s conversation more than 30-year history of the Salt Ponds Coalition [SPC] and discover details you didn’t know about the importance of protecting and enhancing Rhode Island’s coastal ponds for the benefit of wildlife and people.

Why Your Support of the Salt Ponds Coalition Matters

Did you know Salt Ponds Coalition [SPC] is the official state-designated watershed group for Rhode island’s salt ponds that stretch from Point Judith to Watch Hill? For more than 3 decades SPC has monitored and reported on salt pond water quality. Thirty-five volunteer pond watchers faithfully collect water samples bi-weekly April through October and then assist SPC Board Member and Westerly resident Barbara Engle to deliver the samples to University of Rhode Island’s labs. There are 5 Green Hill Pond testing sites and below are the names of our pond watchers.

Green Hill Pond Watchers

If you see any Green Hill Pond Watchers this summer, be sure to thank them for their dedication to Green Hill Pond!

Rachel Lyons
George Hill
Ray Gradale
Erma Russo
Lori Keough

Many can’t commit to such a significant volunteer role, but you can make a big difference by signing up for an individual SPC membership. Your financial contribution helps pay for the lab processing fees which surpass $20,000 each year. When you sign up for a membership at you help to protect the salt ponds for the benefit of wildlife and people for today and future generations. Be as generous as you can and thank you.

Donate Today

SPC is nearly 100% member funded, so even if you can’t get involved in SPC through direct participation, you can support their work by becoming a member. Visit

Thanks enormously to all Green Hill residents that support Salt Ponds Coalition! Because of you, SPC remains the official salt pond watershed council of Rhode Island and is the longest running continual marine quality monitoring program in the country!

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