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NK's Powell Recognized for Outstanding Conservation Work

North Kingstown's Harriet Powell, also the president of the Rhode Island Resource Conservation and Development Council, was named "Outstanding Council Member of the Year" by a national council.

The National Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils (NARC&DC) presented its 2014 Outstanding Council Member of the year to Harriet Powell of the Rhode Island RC&D Council (RIRC&D). 

The award was presented to Powell at NARC&DC’s national conference held in Mobile, Alabama, in June.

This award is presented annually to an RC&D council member that exemplifies the spirit of the RC&D by “Making Things Happen” in his/her council area.

Harriet Powell has been associated with the RI RC&D since 2003. She has served as a Council member since that time representing the Southern RI Conservation District. During her tenure with the Council he has served as its President for the past nine years as well as participating on numerous subcommittees. 

She has participated in the development of all the Council’s Area and Annual Work Plans. 

According to a release, Harriet’s quiet, steady enthusiasm for the RI RC&D program has helped to insure the success of the organization, recruiting new members and tirelessly advocating support of the Mission and Vision of RIRC&D. 

Some of RIRC&D’s recent projects include the Rhody Warm Blanket, update of the RI Erosion & Sediment Control Manual, the RI Stream Continuity project and the Rhode Island Woods website (rhodeislandwoods.uri.edu).

Harriet said that “All RC&D Councils are volunteer, are job creators, small-business supporters, water quality and quantity protectors and conservation-minded.  Communities and citizens need them.  We, in Rhode Island, certainly need ours.”

Harriet has a Master of Science Degree in Geology from URI. Currently, she serves on the North Kingstown Planning Commission, the NK Asset Management Commission, is President of the NK Groundwater Committee and serves on the State Conservation Commission. Harriet is also on the Board of Trustees of the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum and was instrumental in creating the Museum's Nature Walk. In her free time she paints.

For more information on Resource Conservation and Development Councils please visit http://www.rcdnet.org or www.rircd.org.

wickchevy July 13, 2014 at 11:18 AM
Even her excuse for racist comments were embarrassing. And to think she is pulling the strings of the Council. No wonder!!
CompassCarrier July 13, 2014 at 04:03 PM
Well, folks. An Appearance by the esteemed Liz Dolan! When it comes time to vote this Fall and you are tempted to vote for any of the Republican candidates, remember Liz posting here on the patch to congratulate her partner in crime, Harriet. Mother of Carol Hueston......who's great friends with a developer in town and who's son is in the trades......Follow the trail people. We need to elect people to sit on the town council who will get people like Harriet off of the town Boards and Commissions.
Politics Sheriff of NK July 14, 2014 at 02:42 AM
And in case a link is a problem, simply VISIT YOUTUBE AND TYPE IN HARRIETT POWELL, you'll be SHOCKED.

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