ExxonMobil

East Providence Terminal

East Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Certified Silver through 2023

Project Name
Project Type
Osprey
Avian
Pollinator Garden Educational Signs
Awareness & Community Engagement
About the Program
ExxonMobil's East Providence Terminal in Rhode Island includes 850 acres of wildlands located in an otherwise urban area. In 2017, the team has maintain a grassland ecosystem as pollinator habitat through adding additional plants and removing invasive species. The team focuses on identifying types and counts of different pollinators in the representative habitat area to support the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) pollinator working group data collection objectives and University of Rhode Island research projects on bumblebees. ExxonMobile collaborates with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and RIDEM on the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study (NBCS), a scientific study looking at the effect of managing coyote food resources to reduce urban and rural coyote populations. The team also supplies data about wild turkeys and bats to RIDEM. 

Practices and Impacts
  • ExxonMobile collaborates with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and RIDEM on the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study (NBCS), a scientific study looking at the effect of managing coyote food resources to reduce urban and rural coyote populations. 
  • The team has planted a pollinator garden near the bike path which includes signs educating the public about pollinators.
  • The site contains 6 new and refurbished poles that serve as nesting locations for osprey. In January 2019, two nest platforms were installed around existing poles to support future growth, and perches were attached. Employees monitor the osprey and share data with the Rhode Island Audubon Society. 

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