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Hummel ReportWhat the CRMC is doing to improve public access in Providence (click on the story "Getting There.")

Saltmarsh SoftwareHere’s How Software Could Save Salt Marshes

ProJoHow R.I. broke down barriers to wind power, Providence Journal

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

Battle With The Sea: Change Is Here

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

WPRITwo Rhode Islanders Join Sen. Whitehouse for Oceans Meeting in Washington

WesterlyTown Council thanks CRMC for Sandy response

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Tolling of expiration periods for CRMC Assents has ended as of June 30, 2016, pursuant to Rhode Island General Law § 46-23-6.3. The tolling period legislation was not extended this past legislative session.

Therefore, all CRMC Assents issued between November 9, 2009 and June 30, 2016 will now expire in three (3) years beginning July 1, 2016.

All CRMC Assents issued prior to November 9, 2009 were tolled on November 9, 2009 through June 30, 2016. The time remaining on these Assents as of November 9, 2009 will resume on July 1, 2016.

Please contact the CRMC at 783-3370 with questions about these timeframes.

Beach vehicle permits are available at the CRMC offices in Wakefield between the hours of 9:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:30pm, Monday-Friday. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.

CRMC Policies on Access to Public Records (PDF)

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Shoreline Change (Beach) SAMP

Request for Proposal for Legal Services to the RI CRMC (PDF)

PLEASE JOIN US: RI CRMC Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan (Beach SAMP) Stakeholder Meeting

CRMC Logo Design Contest

CRMC funds eelgrass mapping effort

Public Workshop: protecting newport historic and cultural coastal assets from flooding caused by sea level rise

New UCG projects moving forward

CRMC Council approves maintenance of Mary Carpenter’s wall in Matunuck

Aquaculture in the Ocean State: FREE Summer Tours

RI aquaculture in the spotlight: CRMC tours a success

CRMC permits first exclusive kelp farm in RI

RI Salt Marsh Monitoring and Assessment Program released

CRMC approves 5 aquaculture applications

An update on the Ninigret Pond salt marsh habitat restoration project

Beaches and Sand Trails of Southern Rhode Island, Regulations and Information Pamphlet (PDF)

Join CRMC, URI for Ocean SAMP update, celebration
SAVE THE DATE: Ocean SAMP Five-Year Achievements – Come Celebrate with Us!
The Ocean SAMP – Five Years Later (Editorial by the CRMC Chair)
Five years later: the Ocean SAMP (Press Release)

Narragansett facility first to benefit from STORMTOOLS

NOAA grant provides funds to improve prediction, protection from coastal storms
Official NOAA announcement

Ninigret Pond: Historical Perspectives and Current Uses

RI Education Exchange now offers paid aquaculture training
Flyer (PDF)
Application (PDF)

STORMTOOLSCRMC, URI introducing Beach SAMP tools to coastal communities
Resilient Communities Model Process
Review of Adaptation Strategies (PDF)

Currently Proposed Policies/Regulations

Public Hearing Date Regulation (PDF)
10/11/16 Proposed new section of the Coastal Resources Management Program (CRMP): Management Procedures - Section 4.2.1 Application Requirements for Expedited Review of Projects Seeking Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) Fortified Home™ Program Designation

Link to NOAA web site CRMC logo RI.GOV logog and link

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So please stop often; we will keep adding information based on planned website tasks, as well as your input.

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