PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, our facilities on Prudence Island will be closed until further notice. All trails and outdoor Reserve properties remain open, but we remind you to please practice social distancing measures as outlined by state and federal agencies. Staff are working remotely and can be reached via email to assist you with any questions or concerns.

Supporting healthy and resilient coastal communities and habitats

A State and Federal Partnership Program

The Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is one of 29 National Estuarine Research Reserves located around the country. Established to provide long-term protection of coastal lands so they can serve as platforms for research, education and recreation.  The Reserve is supported and administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and managed by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.


PO Box 151 
Prudence Island, RI 02872

Ph: (401) 683-6780
Fax: (401) 683-7366

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