The Buckeye Brook Coalition, a state designated Watershed Council, was formed
to focus attention on Buckeye Brook and its watershed, which are located in
Warwick, Rhode Island. The brook plays a significant role in nature's life
cycle. Buckeye Brook and Warwick Lake are the spawning grounds of the blue back herring and alewives. This brook is self-sustaining and unique,
having no fish ladders or passage system to aid the herring in their migration
between the sea and Warwick Lake at spawning time. It's salt marsh plays a vital
role as a natural filtration system and vegitative buffer for Narragansett Bay.
It is also spawning ground for shrimp and many other smaller bay inhabitants.
Shorebirds feed off the fish, worms, crabs and clams in this rich habitat.
The major goal of the Buckeye Brook Coalition is to protect and preserve this
natural treasure and the future of blue back herring and alewives who annually
spawn in these waters. It supports activities that work to clean-up debris in
the brook and surrounding areas and promote good water quality. It advocates for
protection of the brook and it's wetlands from destruction and focuses attention
on situations and policies that endanger it's well being.
The Buckeye Brook Coalition is supported by a group of individuals and
organizations who promote the good health of Buckeye Brook. These organizations
include, but are not limited to:
November 22, 2016 - Update on Cyanobacteria Sampling and Fish Studies
- The City of Warwick
- RI Rivers Council
- Save The Bay
- Conservation Law Foundation
- Mill Cove Conservancy
- Federated RI Sportsmen's Clubs, Inc.
- Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association
- Herring Alliance
Please read the October 22, 2016 update from Michael Zarum on the Cyanobacteria
health advisories issued by the RI Department of Public Health in 2015 and the 2016 fish studies
for our watershed. Update on Cyanobacteria Sampling and Fish Studies - Fall 2016
August 24, 2015 - PLEASE NOTE PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY NOTICE!
RIDEM AND RI Department of Public Health have issued a health advisory notice and are advising people to avoid
contact with Warwick Pond in Warwick, RI due to a detected blue-green algae ( cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. You can
get more information on this advisory at
Blue-Green Algae Bloom Found in Warwick Pond
Grab your paddles and get ready for a fantastic summer on the brook! We have two exciting
Paddle Maps to help you explore the Buckeye Brook Paddle Trails - part of Rhode Island's Blueways Alliance.
Learn more by reading our Activities page or by clicking here to see our Buckeye Brook - Lower Brook Paddle Map or Buckeye Brook - Brook to Bay Paddle Map.
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