What: Potter League for Animals’ 2019 Annual Meeting
When: Tuesday, October 29th from 6 until 8 pm
Where: Wyndham Newport Hotel at the Atlantic Resort
240 Aquidneck Ave Middletown, RI 02842
Potter League for Animals’ year end review and special presentation by David W. Gregg, director of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey.
Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available.
Hope to see you there!
The Wildlife in Rhode Island’s Future: Learn It, Manage It, Love It.
Living with wildlife in Rhode Island isn’t going to get any easier in the future, what with climate change, invasives and new or returning species, and development pressure. Whether your interest is in outdoor recreation, education, farming, or just a comfortable suburban neighborhood, you will be challenged by conditions no one has ever seen before. What are the challenges of living with coyotes and black bears? Fewer pollinators but more people and a lot more ticks? Drawing on his experience as director of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey, Dr. Gregg will point to some areas where innovative land management techniques and new community attitudes could be very helpful, and suggest some fruitful avenues for investigation now that could help us in this certainly uncertain future.
David W. Gregg
David W. Gregg has been director of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey since 2004. An amateur naturalist since his childhood, on Cape Cod, by training Gregg is an archaeologist who’s excavated in Europe and Alaska. He holds a Colgate, Oxford, and Brown. Prior to RINHS, David directed the Spellman Museum of Stamps, in Weston, Mass., and before that was a curator at Brown’s Haffenreffer Museum.
David Gregg is a Senior Fellow of the Coastal Institute at URI and has been a Leadership Fellow and Mentor at the RI Foundation’s Initiative for Non-profit Excellence. David has hosted documentary videos, published on unconventional curriculum, archaeology, and environmental management, and taught anthropology and museum studies. David is a board member of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial Association, on the Collection Committee of the Rhode Island Historical Society, and a trustee of the Michael Paine Trust, which supports land stewardship around Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts.
Rhode Island Natural History Survey
The Rhode Island Natural History Survey is an independent non-profit that connects people knowledgeable about Rhode Island’s animals, plants, and natural systems with each other and with those who can use that knowledge for research, education, and conservation.