RISEP Calendar of Events



RISEP Summer Party


September 18, 2018, 5:30 to 8:00 


The Guild-461 Main Street, Pawtucket



Dear RISEP Members and Friends,


Please join us on September 18, 2018 from 5:30 to 8 at The Guild, 461 Main Street, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island for RISEP's annual Summer Party.  Registration includes two drink tickets.  Catering will be provided by Durk's Barbecue and will include beef brisket, ribs, chicken and pulled pork.  Come enjoy local craft beer and a barbecue among colleagues and friends.  Guests are welcome.  RISEP will present our annual scholarship awards at the event.


We welcome you to sponsor this program, which supports RISEP's Scholarship fund.  Sponsorship opportunities are available at the Gold, Silver or Bronze levels.




Registration Deadline - September 11, 2018 

July 17, 2018 @ 4:30-6 PM
RI Flood Mitigation Association Program
An Orientation to the Floodplain 
Management Field in Rhode Island
Please join the RI Flood Mitigation Association (RIFMA) for a free workshop geared toward entry-level professionals and those in related fields who would like to become more involved with floodplain management. This is a great informational and networking opportunity for those who are looking for ways to expand their careers in the environmental industry! It will feature:
  • A panel of representatives from federal, state, municipal, private and non-profit sectors who will discuss their career paths and current floodplain management projects
  • A discussion of floodplain management activities in RI, including an overview of the different organizations and agencies involved
  • The Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) program: what is it and what are the benefits of becoming a CFM?
  • An introduction to RIFMA: its purpose, structure and function in RI
When:  Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 4:30-6 PM
Where:  RIDEM, Room 300, 235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI
1.5 AICP CM Credits offered.
To register, CLICK HERE.
More information about RIFMA can be found at https://www.riflood.org/.

May 30, 2018




Rhode Island Envirothon Fundraiser



Please join us on May 30th at Save the Bay for a special luncheon to benefit the Rhode Island Envirothon. All proceeds will support the Rhode Island Envirothon's winning team and go toward their expenses to attend the national competition in Idaho. The winning team, former members and coaches will discuss the Envirothon competition and it's mission.  The cost to attend this luncheon is $25.  To learn more about the Rhode Island Envirothon click here.


When:  May 30, 2018 @ 12 noon-1:30 PM

Where:  Save the Bay Center, 100 Save the Bay Drive, Providence, RI


Please join us for this program and a catered lunch.  We welcome you to sponsor this program, which supports for this event will also support the Rhode Island Envirothon.  Sponsorship opportunities are available at the Gold, Silver or Bronze levels.







APRIL 26, 2018






RISEP will hold our spring networking event on Thursday March 22th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Breaktime Bowl and Bar, located in the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket. Hope Artiste Village, former Hope Webbing, is one of the largest successful mill restoration projects in Rhode Island.


Come join us for a very special evening of networking where you will have the opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones while enjoying an evening of appetizers, beer and bowling.  Two Red Sox tickets will be awarded to the high bowler.  


We welcome you to sponsor this event to support RISEP's scholarship fund, which you can do at the registration link below or by contacting Rick Carlone by email or at (401) 427-2776. 


Register Here

Register by March 20, 2017 

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Meet the Members Opportunity

RISEP invites member firms to sign up for a “Meet and Greet” presentation at a RISEP technical luncheon: a 2-5-minute overview of your business and a reserved display space on our registration table.  This provides an opportunity to encourage networking among  members and luncheon participants.  To sign up your firm for a presentation date, please contact info@risep.org.  Please spread the word to colleagues who are not yet RISEP members.





February 13, 2018 - RISEP 2018 Winter Party, with Guest Speaker Ms. Janet Coit, Director, RIDEM.  Held at Easy Entertaining, Rising SUn Mills, Providence, RI.


February 12, 2018 - Joint RISEP and Renew Energy Initiative Technical Luncheon: Off-Shore Wind in RI and Beyond: The Story of Deepwater Wind, presented by Jeffery Grybowski, CEO, Deepwater Wind.  Held at Save the BAy, Providence, RI.


January 26, 2018 - Joint RISEP and RIDEM Hazardous Waste E-Manifest and Biennial Report Training.  Held at Save the Bay, Providence, RI.  Download the presentation information here.





December 5, 2017 - RISEP Technical Luncheon - Thermal Remediation Technology Overview and Practical Applications, presented by TerraTherm, Inc.  Held at the Rhode Island Foundation, Providence, RI.  Download the presentation here.


November 9, 2017 - RISEP 2017 Fall Networking Event, Trinity Brewhouse, Providence, RI, 5:30-8:30.


SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 - RISEP Scholarship Award Ceremony/RISEP 2017 SUmmer Party.  Held at Twelve Acres in North Providence, Rhode Island from 5-8 PM.


October 12, 2017 - RISEP Technical Luncheon, "Environmental grade potassium persulfate and its applications in insitu remediation," presented by PeroxyChem.   Held at Save the Bay, Providence, RI.


OCTOBER 10, 2017 - JOINT RISEP/EBC Program, Briefing by the RIDEM Bureau of Environmental Protection Leadership.  Held at the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) from 1 to 5 pm.


June 12, 2017 - RISEP Technical Luncheon, "The Biogeochemical Toolbox: Enhancing Natural Remedial Processes," presented by Karen Kinsella from GZA, Geoenvironmental, Inc.  Held at Save the Bay, Providence, RI.  Download the presentation here.


March 30, 2017 - RISEP 2017 Spring Networking Event, Breaktime Bowl and Bar, Pawtucket, RI, 5:30-8:30.


March 7, 2017 - RISEP Technical Luncheon, "Sea Level Rise and Resilience" presented by Grover Fugate, Director, CRMC.  Save the Bay, Providence, RI.  Download the presentation here.



January 25, 2017 - RISEP Winter Party with RIDEM Direct Janet Coit.  Local 121, Providence, RI, 5:30-8:30 PM.




November 3, 2016 - RISEP Networking Event at Trinity Brewhouse, Providence, RI, 5:30-8:30 PM.

August 18, 2016 - RISEP/EBC Summar Garden Party at Shechtman Halperin Savage, LLP, Pawtuckey, RI, 5:30-8:30 PM.

May 14, 2016 - RISEP Technical Luncheon on High Resolution Site Characterization presented by Cascade.  Rhode Island Foundation, Providence, RI.

March 24, 2016 - RISEP 2016 Spring Networking Event at the Breaktime Bowl and Bar, Hope Artiste Village, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 5:30-8:30 PM.

February 29, 2016 - Joint RISEP and APA Leap Day Luncheon with the RIDEM Division of Planning and CRMC, discucssing Rhode Island's Statewide Water Quality Management Plan Update.  DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION HERE.

January 13, 2016 - RISEP Winter Party with RIDEM Director Janet Coit.  Rising Sun Miil/Easy Entertaining, Providence, RI, 6-9 PM.




November 4, 2015 - RISEP & EBC. Fall NEtworking Event.  Trinity Brewhouse, Providence, RI, 5:30-8:30.

October 20, 2015 - RISEP & EBC Joint Technical Luncheon. RIDEM presentation on recent changes to RIDEM's RI Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (RIPDES) stormwater permitting program.  Rhode Island Foundation, Providence, RI, from 12-2 PM.

September 10, 2015 - RISEP Annual Summer Party at Kempenaar's Clambake Club, 323 Valley Road, Middletown, RI., from 5:30-8:30 PM.

July 22, 2015 - EBC Rhode Island Chapter and RISEP program on the Resilient Rhode Island Act, at Adler Pollock & Sheehan, One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, in Providence Rhode Island, from 8:30 AM to 12 noon.

May 26, 2015 - RISEP Technical Luncheon on the Coventry Landfill Contaminated Soil Beneficial Reuse Program.  Save the Bay, Providence, RI.  See RISEP Recent Meeting Downloads for a copy of the presentation.

April 30, 2015 - RISEP Spring Networking Event.  Hope Artiste Village, Pawtucket, RI.


March 24, 2015 - Technical Luncheon with Ashley Blauvelt of RIDEM, discussing the new RIDEM "Guidelines for the Management of Historically Agricultural Properties for Future Use as Open Space and/or Recreational Use".  Radisson, Warwick, RI. 

See RISEP Recent Meeting Downloads for a copy of the presentation.






December 12, 2014 - RISEP Fall Luncheon, Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Networks and Compliance, Save the Bay Center, Providence, RI.


November 20, 2014 - RISEP 25th Anniversary Celebration and Dinner, Rising Sun Mills, Providence, RI.


October 30, 2014 - RISEP Networking Event, Trinity Brewhouse, Providence, RI.


September 16, 2014 - RISEP and SWEP-CT Joint Networking Event, Mystic Seaport, CT.


May 15, 2014 – RISEP Board of Director’s Meeting, Valley Country Club.


May 13, 2014 – RISEP Spring Luncheon, Update on Rhode Island's Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan.


April 30, 2014 – RISEP Annual Business Networking Event, Valley Country Club.


March 27, 2014 – RISEP Continuing Education Course, “FUNdamentals of Organic Chemistry”, Amica.


January 16, 2014 – RISEP Annual Dinner and Winter Bash, Squantum Club.





December 4, 2013 – RISEP December Lunch and Learn Program with RIDEM.


November 7, 2013 – RISEP Annual Networking Event, Trinity Brewhouse.


September 18, 2013 – RISEP September Lunch and Learn Program. Fundamentals of In Situ Injection Remediation with Redox Tech, LLC.


September 11, 2013 – RISEP Annual Summer Social, Yawgoo Bakes.


June 26, 2013 – RISEP Lunch and Learn.  Performing Due Diligence: Updates on the ASTM E-1527-05 Standard and Legal Perspectives of Deals with Environmental Data Resources, Inc. and Robinson & Cole LLP.


April 26, 2013 – Joint RISEP and American Planning Association, RI Chapter Lunch and Learn. Rhode Island Sustainable Communities Initiative.


February 28, 2013 – Joint RISEP and Environmental Business Council Winter Bash, Trinity Brewhouse.





December 12, 2012 – RISEP Lunch and Learn.  RIDEM Office of Waste Management, New Initiatives Briefing and Joint Presentation of the new Guidelines for Expedited Excavation and Disposal Response Actions General Permit.


November 7, 2012 – RISEP Lunch and Learn.  Green Biofuels with Tomorrow Biofuels.


September 13, 2012 – RISEP Summer Bash and Sailing on the schooner Aurora, Regatta Place, Newport.


October 23, 2012 – RISEP Technical Tour of Providence Water’s Holton Purification Plant, Scituate.


March 22, 2012 – RISEP Lunch and Learn with Julian Dash, Director of RI Economic Development Corporation's Renewable Energy Fund.