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Narrow River Turnaround Swim

North Kingstown, RI


Narrow River Preservation Association

Narrow River Preservation Association (NRPA) has has been engaging people to preserve and protect the Narrow River (Pettaquamscutt Estuary) and it's watershed since 1970.

About NRPA

Founded in 1970, Narrow River Preservation Association (NRPA) worked to restore the water quality of the Narrow River.  The Narrow River was clean enough for swimming in 2004, that's one reason this swim is called the "Turnaround Swim" 

We welcome you to join our efforts by becoming an NRPA Member today.

In 2006, NRPA underwent the process of the Rhode Island Rivers Council to become the State-Designated Watershed Council for Narrow River and has served as such ever since.

Our work includes:

  • An extensive river monitoring program in which volunteers test water at 13 sites on the river and its freshwater inputs. The program, part of URI Watershed Watch, begins its 30th year in May 2021.
  • A robust annual schedule of educational programs and recreational events that build awareness of the watershed and the need to protect its environment
  • Support of other non-profit environmental and cultural groups in the three watershed towns and a willingness to cosponsor new programs
  • Consistent and sustained public outreach through publications, speakers, a newsletter, a website, Facebook and Twitter
  • Watchful eyes on the health of the river for all communities of life in the watershed

This work is driven by a collegial Board of Directors, whose members include scientists, educators, engineers and entrepreneurs, many of whom have been serving NRPA for more than two decades and all of whom are fiercely dedicated to the continued health of the watershed.

NRPA Mission Statement:  Engaging people to preserve and protect the Narrow River (Pettaquamscutt Estuary) and it's watershed.


Become a Swim Sponsor for only $25 more! Sponsorship includes one year NRPA membership. Also, Swim Sponsors' names are printed on the Swim T-shirt, (optional, and only if received by May 26).

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