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FuguteBattle With The Sea: In Westerly, Beach Town Still Shoring Up For Future Storms

Battle With The Sea: Change Is Here

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

Ice Damaged Residential Boating Facilities Repair – Form (PDF)
Ice Damaged Residential Boating Facilities Repair – Certification (PDF)

Rhode Island Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM) Project Summary Report, March 2015 (PDF)
See SLAMM maps here

Coastal Engineering SAMP Stakeholder Meeting, April 21, 2015

CRMC funds 9 habitat restoration projects

Aquaculture in Rhode Island 2014 Annual Status Report available (PDF)

2014 Report on Designation of Rights-of-Way to Tidal Areas of the State available (PDF)

CRMC to oversee multiple RI dredging, habitat restoration projects

Click here for information on STORMTOOLS

CRMC Council approves final DWW permits

CRMC announces funding for habitat restoration projects

Special Ocean Frontiers II film screening informs citizens for ocean planning input - October 14, 2014

Developing methods for analysis and drawing conclusions from larval settlement monitoring in Narragansett Bay: Is the timing of seasonal recruitment a driver of non-native success in the intertidal fouling community? (PDF)

Overview of a Changing Climate in Rhode Island (PDF)

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

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)
4/3/15 Notice of Repeal of Federal Consistency Manual
3/24/15 Management Procedures Section 3
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