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Fugute Grover Fugate discusses extreme weather before the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee. Streamed live at

WPRI Grover Fugate appears on WPRI's Newsmakers to discuss areas of concern for Rhode Island’s 420 miles of coastline and what predictions for a sea level rise mean for the Ocean State

Sustainability Two Rhode Islanders Join Sen. Whitehouse for Oceans Meeting in Washington

Sustainability New Energy Sources, Electric Vehicles & Battery Technology – Grover Fugate participates in the Rhode Island College Speaker Series

CQ Researcher Grover Fugute featured in CQ Researcher magazine (PDF)

Sustainability Sustainable Communities Initiative – Grover Fugate participates in the RI College Speaker Series

WesterlyTown Council thanks CRMC for Sandy response

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In The Spotlight

Property Guide Thumbnail New guide helps RI homeowners, businesses protect property from flooding and erosion

Hurricane Prepare for Hurricane Season Now

SAVE THE DATE! Beach SAMP Stakeholder Meeting

Nation’s Largest Gathering of Land Conservation Leaders Begins Amid Urgent Push for Congressional Action

2014 Coastweeks – This fall, celebrate Rhode Island’s coast!
•  9/24 – Monitoring for Aquatic Invasive Species (PDF)
•  9/27 – Misquamicut Erosion Walk (PDF)
•  10/2 – Resiliency Walk at Wickford Harbor (PDF)
•  10/3 – Marsh Tour (PDF)
•  10/7 – Walk at Napatree (PDF)

Overview of a Changing Climate in Rhode Island (PDF)

Join Us on September 29th to Give Input on the RI Shellfish Management Plan

CRMC offering free beach profile training

Rhode Island State Conservation Committee releases the 2014 update to the Rhode Island Soil Erosion And Sediment Control Handbook

Proposed Department of the Army New England General Permits for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont (PDF)
Joint CRMC/DEM public notice regarding the Army Corps of Engineers New England General Permit (PDF)

BOEM and Rhode Island Sign Agreement to Evaluate Sand Resources for Coastal Resilience and Restoration Planning

Record warm June globally

RI Receives Nearly $200K for Coastal Resiliency Project

Beach SAMP Stakeholder Meeting: Hurricanes and Storm Recovery in Rhode Island

Invasive European Grass shrimp spotted in RI

University of Rhode Island Invasive Plant Management Certification Program, July 16-17

Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association, Save The Bay, CRMC celebrate Pawcatuck River Fish Passage Restoration Project

CRMC receives federal funds for salt pond work

URI receives federal funds for CRMC Beach SAMP work

Save the Date: Beach SAMP Stakeholder Meeting July 24th

Two aquaculture farms approved

DEM Announces Annual Reclassification of Shellfish Waters and Seasonal Shellfish Closures that take effect on May 24

CRMC receives Transportation Excellence award from RIDOT

CRMC staffer to get WPWA Trustees Award

Rock removal, dredging in Charlestown Breachway complete

CRMC, URI to develop Beach SAMP
Shoreline Change (Beach) SAMP official kickoff 4/4/13
Beach SAMP advance press briefing 4/3/13
Official SeaGrant Shoreline Change SAMP Page

Losing Ground: Coastal Erosion in Rhode Island (PDF) – Did you know that 50 percent of Rhode Island's shoreline sediments are susceptible to erosion? Or that with the increasing rainfall that comes with climate change, Block Island's bluffs will face more rapid erosion? This presentation by Janet Freedman, coastal geologist with the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council, describes some of the erosion threats Rhode Island's coastal areas are facing, as well as efforts the state is undertaking to help municipalities and property owners address these problems.For more on climate change impacts to Rhode Island, see Climate Change and Rhode Island's Coasts (PDF).

Ocean SAMP

Currently Proposed Policies/Regulations

Public Hearing Date Regulation (PDF)
Rescheduled to 08/26/14 Red Book Section 210.3
8/26/14 Proposed amendments to the CRMC Management Procedures
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