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Volunteers in Rhode Island have spent the summer taking nets and baggies to the state?s wetlands. They hunt for dragonflies as part of a five year state survey organized by the Nature Conservancy. The conservancy uses dragonfly data to identify land worth protecting from development. So far, volunteers have helped identify 15 new species in Rhode Island, bringing the total to 133. WRNI?s Ellen Liberman tagged along with one of the project?s most dedicated volunteers.

    Narragansett – Narragansett teachers returned to picket lines on Wednesday, the first scheduled day of classes. No new negotiations between teachers and school administrators were scheduled. The next time teachers and school officials are expected to meet is Friday in court.

    A judge has scheduled a hearing in Washington Superior Court Friday morning to decide whether teachers are conducting an illegal strike and should be ordered back to work. Narragansett school officials expected to receive that order.

    Providence – State and city officials say they will do whatever they can to keep the Gravity Games in Providence after this year.

    Officials from N.B.C. Sports and the Gravity Games say development plans in the city may jeopardize some of the key skateboarding and dirt bike racing venues. City officials promise to find comprable sites.

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    Rhode Island's Old Growth Beech Forest

    Oakland Woods, Portsmouth, Rhode Island

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