Boat Greeter Program

If you’re interested in joining a Boat Ramp Inspection on Smith & Sayles Reservoir, please contact an SDRA Board Member.

 PROJECT PLAN: Boat Greeter Program (2021)

Chair/Lead Person:  Judy Colaluca

OBJECTIVE(S): To minimize invasive species hitch-hiking via boats that enter our lake utilizing the State of RI boat ramp on Sand Dam Road, Chepachet.

DATE        ACTIVITYWHO is Involved$$ NeededOther Help Needed orComments
MarchContact DEM to obtain itinerary of planned fishing tournaments.JudyBass Fishing Association tournaments & expand to RI Canoe & Kayak Association in 2020.
AprilDevelop list of relevant dates & times impacting our lake; share with Board & membership & seek volunteers.Judy;Board-sponsored outreach to membershipDevelop ideas for engaging more members to volunteer for boat greeter days.
AprilDevelop schedule & train Boat Greeters on identification of invasive species and protocols for working with visiting vessels.Judy; volunteers$50 to update & print training materials
April-end of Sept,Greet & assist boaters to recognize & remove invasive speciesCommitteeModify schedule as needed throughout the season.Keep accurate records using our report form (materials stored in garage at the Bakers, 72 Sand dam Rd.)
OctoberPrepare end of season Program Report: share with Board.JudyBoard would share full report or highlights with membership & other interested groups

If you’re interested in joining a Boat Ramp Inspection on Smith & Sayles Reservoir, please contact an SDRA Board Member.

New boat inspection team members are always welcome. You can come once or multiple times.

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