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2014

4/16/14 First Chapter of RI Shellfish Management Plan Available for Public Comment
4/9/14 Please join us Monday, April 14th, 2014 for an SMP Stakeholder Meeting & Feature Presentation – "Where the Wild Quahogs Are: Looking at Quahog Larval Supply and Distribution in the Upper Narragansett Bay"
4/3/14 DEM announces shellfish closure in Bristol Harbor effective immediately due to heavy rains and elevated flows and bacterial levels from Bristol plant
4/3/14 Rhode Island Shellfish Management Plan (SMP) Update
4/2/14 Adapting to Shoreline Change: Lessons Learned Elsewhere and Thoughts for RI Moving Forward
4/1/14 CRMC rewards RI students for science fair projects
3/31/14 DEM announces new emergency closure of shellfishing areas in Point Judith Pond and Potters Pond as a result of excessive rainfall and runoff
3/27/14 2013 Aquaculture report shows significant growth in farm-gate value
3/20/14 CRMC funds 9 habitat restoration projects
3/11/14 RI Coastal Erosion Control Worshop, April 8th, 2014 (PDF)
3/4/14 CRMC takes part in Engage Newport
2/18/14 Meet newest CRMC Council Member Joy Montanaro
2/17/14 CRMC permits Clean The Bay’s debris removal project at Bold Point Park in EP
1/30/14 New observations of SLR effects on barrier island groundwater released
1/30/14 CZM releases fact sheets to help coastal property owners reduce impacts of erosion, storm damage
1/27/14 Note to Parties Interested in the Deepwater Wind Matter
1/9/14 Where the Wild Quahogs Are: Looking at Quahog Larval Supply and Distribution in the Upper Narragansett Bay

2013

12/20/13 Ocean SAMP/Block Island wind farm project update – December 2013
12/18/13 CRMC deputy director appointed co-chair of NROC
12/18/13 Delaware models new aquaculture program after RI CRMC
12/02/13 Silkes blue mussel farm approved
11/25/13 CRMC issues 2013 ROW report
11/14/13 CRMC Success Story: 195 Commission redevelopment
11/8/13 Sandy Success Story: letting nature recuperate
11/7/13 Shoreline Change SAMP (Beach SAMP) Stakeholder Meeting
10/21/13 CRMC permits QDC parcels for easy developing
10/21/13 Engage Newport SEA Aware Community Event
10/17/13 CRMC seeks pre-proposals for Habitat Restoration Trust Fund projects
10/16/13 The Future of Shellfish in Rhode Island – 12th Annual Ronald C. Baird Sea Grant Science Symposium, November 14, 2013
10/14/13 CRMC adopts fourth Clean Marina
Jamestown marina to unveil its photovoltaic system, receive Clean Marina designation on October 21
10/8/13 Coastweeks Events in October
10/1/13 Ocean Frontiers II: A New England Story for Sustaining the Sea
10/1/13 RI Shoreline Change SAMP Stakeholder Meeting cancelled
9/26/13 CRMC Seeks Proposals for Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program
9/25/13 CRMC, Save The Bay address erosion at Stillhouse Cove
8/26/13 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
8/6/13 CRMC conducting survey for aquatic invasive species
7/23/13 Clam Digging 101 at Point Judith Pond, Narragansett
7/1/13 East Beach/Ninigret Conservation Area Sand Trail Temporary Closure notice
UPDATE: DEM Announces Reopening of East Beach/Ninigret Conservation Area Sand Trail at 9 Am Friday, July 26
6/20/13 Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grants for Historic Properties
6/11/13 Please join us for the Next Public Stakeholder Meeting for the Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan (Beach SAMP)
6/11/13 Court affirms Jamestown ROW
6/6/13 Ocean Special Area Management Plan stakeholder group meeting
5/8/13 CRMC issues annual ROW report
5/1/13 CRMC, Save The Bay will host beach cleanup
4/26/13 RI Attorney General and RI DEM Joint Investigation Leads to the Return of the Narragansett Rune Stone
4/25/13 CRMC funds 10 habitat restoration projects
4/24/13 Two Rhode Islanders Join Sen. Whitehouse for Oceans Meeting in Washington
4/17/13 2012 Aquaculture report shows steady growth
4/10/13 New Energy Sources, Electric Vehicles & Battery Technology – Grover Fugate to participate in the Rhode Island College Speaker Series
4/1/13 CRMC, URI to develop Beach SAMP
3/25/13 “Understanding and Addressing Climate Change Impacts in North Kingstown” at the North Kingstown Free Library
2/26/13 Sustainable Communities Initiative – Grover Fugate to participate in the Rhode Island College Speaker Series
2/7/13 Grover Fugute featured in CQ Researcher magazine (PDF)
2/4/13 DRAFT Experimental Coastal Erosion Control rules for Matunuck and Misquamicut areas, working draft for public review. CRMC has scheduled a public workshop for March 7 starting at 3:00pm at the URI Coastal Institute Auditorium.
2/26/13 Sustainable Communities Initiative – Grover Fugate to participate in the Ehode Island College Speaker Series
2/4/13 RI Oceans Leader to Join Sen. Whitehouse for State of the Union Address
2/4/13 Experimental Coastal Erosion Control
2/1/13 CRMC Climate Change Adaptation Actions
1/17/13 Ocean SAMP Update
1/4/13 RI Shellfish Management Plan to launch January 7 At URI

2012

12/3/12 CRMC not requiring a permit for DEM-exempted OWTS repairs
11/29/12 Fugate chosen as state lead for National Ocean Policy’s Regional Planning Council
11/8/12 Thursday, Nov. 8th: 40th Anniversary Celebration & Forum: Celebrating Forty Years of Coastal Management in Rhode Island
11/7/12 CRMC extends deadline for emergency permitting
10/31/12 CRMC to issue emergency permits in wake of Sandy
10/12/12 The CRMC seeks proposals for the Rhode Island Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Trust Fund 2012-2013
10/11/12 CRMC awarded NOAA research grant
10/11/12 Attorney General Secures $7,300 for Town of Warren
9/18/13 Attorney General Kilmartin Files Lawsuit to Enforce Public’s Right to Use Misquamicut Beach
9/18/12 URI and RISG release new short film, America’s Ocean Economy: Challenges and Opportunities
9/18/12 RIDOT, CRMC, others honored by FHWA
9/5/12 CRMC holds first aquatic invasives conference
8/27/12 Roger Williams University School of Law 9th Marine Law Symposium, November 14-15, 2012 – SHIFTING SEAS: The Law’s Response to Changing Ocean Conditions
8/15/12 CRMC to hold aquatic invasives conference
7/12/12 Update on the Ocean SAMP
7/12/12 BOEM to host RI, MA public meetings on offshore wind development process
6/22/12 Enter the CRMC's AIS Logo Design Contest
6/5/12 Still Time to Register! Get your hands wet while helping to protect narragansett bay from invasive species
5/29/12 CRMC rewards RI students for science fair projects
5/23/12 On the passing of Scott Nixon (courtesy of RISG)
5/21/12 Photo contest: Your extreme high tide photos needed!
CRMC featured in RI Sea Grant postcard about SLR, June 2 and 3 high tide event, and City Park project (PDF)
4/18/12 Boaters Watch Your Mailboxes – New Survey Invites Boat Owners to Inform Ocean Management in the Northeast
4/18/12 Climate change impacting Rhode Island coasts, new document says
3/27/12 Aquaculture report shows steady growth
3/23/12 Notice of April 10, 2012 Public Hearing on Town of South Kingstown petition for Matunuck shoreline designation application 2011-12-017
3/19/12 Ninigret dredging completed early, under budget
3/15/12 Notice of April 10, 2012 Public Hearing on Town of South Kingstown application 2011-09-005 to construct a seawall
3/12/12 CRMC funds 10 habitat restoration projects
3/1/12 CRMC and Save The Bay conducting workshops for StormSmart Coasts program (PDF)
2/27/12 BOEM, RI officials name Wind Energy Area
2/24/12 RI to Advance Commercial Offshore Wind Energy Development
2/22/12 Training Announcements from the URI Outreach Center
2/1/12 This Old House episodes featuring CRMC to air
1/25/12 EBC RI Chapter Breakfast Meeting: RI Coastal Resource Management Council, Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 7:30-10:00AM
1/24/12 CRMC, Town of Charlestown to perform maintenance dredge of Ninigret Pond
1/20/12 Lemont appointed as CRMC hearing officer

2011

12/15/11 CRMC issues annual ROW report
12/8/11 CRMC featured on This Old House
12/6/11 CRMC’s GLD approved for Ocean SAMP
12/2/11 Court fines Koolen in CRMC case
11/23/11 CRMC approves UCG project
9/23/11 Council to appoint a Habitat Advisory Board
9/12/11 Rhode Island Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Trust Fund 2011-2012
7/27/11 NOAA, CRMC celebrate Ocean SAMP federal approval
7/25/11 J&W University, CRMC to hold UCG ribbon-cutting ceremony
7/19/11 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Johnson & Wales University Urban Coastal Greenway
6/27/11 Study: Warming Accelerates U.S. East Coast Sea Level Rise
6/23/11 Temporary Job Announcement: Aquatic Invasive Species Policy Analyst
6/6/11 Ocean SAMP Public Meeting, Thursday, June 9, 2011
5/19/11 Governor appoints new CRMC Council members
5/13/11 Trust Fund project a John Chafee award recipient
5/3/11 CRMC to conduct invasives monitoring
4/11/11 CRMC rewards RI students for science fair projects
4/1/11 URI, RISG to hold workshop on marine spatial planning tools
3/31/11 R.I. Coastal Hazard Web Portal Joins National Network
3/29/11 DEM, CRMC announce completion of RI Low Impact Site Planning and Design Guidance Manual
3/25/11 CRMC to hold joint work session with Town of SK on erosion
3/24/11 Routine Program Changes, March 2011
3/15/11 CRMC funds 9 habitat restoration projects
2/15/11 CRMC issues annual ROW report
1/24/11 CRMC is seeking proposals for the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP)
1/18/11 The CRMC Chinese Mitten Crab gets a name!

2010

10/22/10 R.I. Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Trust Fund seeking pre-proposals
10/19/10 CRMC approves Ocean SAMP
9/27/10 New aquatic invasive species discovered in RI
9/27/10 CRMC Seeks Comment on Draft 309 Assessment and Strategy
9/15/10 Workshop: Vibrio: Impact on Rhode Island Shellfish Industry – September 20, 2010
8/30/10 Rhode Island CMP 312 Final Findings, 2010 (PDF)
7/23/10 CRMC announces survey for aquatic invasive species
7/13/10 T.F. Green Airport Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Available on Public Website
6/29/10 Council extends public comment period on Ocean SAMP chapters
6/16/10 CRMC executive director receives national Susan Snow-Cotter Award
6/2/10 Aquaculture report shows industry still growing
5/22/10 Boating Safety Day event held at Brewers Cove Haven Marina in Barrington
4/27/10 Massive Shellfish Transplant May 3 and May 17 – Volunteers Needed to Improve Health and Marine Life of Coastal Ponds
4/22/10 Revised RI Stormwater Manual "Final Draft - April 2010" is now posted online
4/19/10 Notice of public hearing on wastewater treatment facility standards
4/6/10 CRMC rewards RI students for science fair projects
3/22/10 CRMC funds 10 habitat restoration projects
3/18/10 The CRMC Chinese Mitten Crab needs a name!
2/25/10 Chinese Mitten Crab created by BIG NAZO heads to Olympics
2/23/10 CRMC issues annual ROW report

2009

12/8/09 Rhode Island’s Rising Tide: CRMC and RI Sea Grant’s Pam Rubinoff featured in NOAA Climate Magazine
10/1/09 CRMC seeks pre-proposals for Habitat Restoration Trust Fund projects
9/25/09 OREC calls RI, CRMC leaders in marine spatial planning
9/25/09 CRMC, RI Sea Grant sponsor 28th  Annual Coastweeks
9/23/09 Baird Symposium to address offshore wind farm issues
9/23/09 Federal, state officials to celebrate RI habitat restoration projects
9/22/09 Ocean Policy Task Force Public Meeting in Providence on 9/24/09
9/15/09 CRMC to hold Ocean SAMP meeting on Block Island
Presentations
8/31/09 CRMC introduces Metro Bay SAMP Hazards Chapter
6/30/09 CRMC receives $3 million from NOAA for restoration projects
6/9/09 CRMC, South Coast project partners receive Coastal America Award
5/28/09 CRMC, South Coast project partners to receive Coastal America Award
4/20/09 CRMC hires new Aquaculture Coordinator
4/15/09 CRMC to conduct invasives monitoring
4/10/09 CRMC rewards RI students for winning science fair projects
3/12/09 CRMC funds 8 habitat restoration projects
2/12/09 CRMC seeks project proposals for CELCP
1/14/09 CRMC South Coast project receives Coastal America Partnership Award

2008

12/12/08 CRMC to hold special AI SAMP meeting
12/2/08 CRMC adopts third Clean Marina
10/28/08 CRMC executive director receives lifetime achievement award from RI Sea Grant
9/16/08 CRMC Cleanup at Swan Point Cemetery for Audubon International Coastal Cleanup
9/16/08 CRMC, RI Sea Grant sponsor 27th Annual Coastweeks
9/16/08 CRMC receives funding for aquaculture study
6/20/08 CRMC Chairman confirmed by Senate
6/19/08 CRMC, URI host climate change conference
6/16/08 CRMC, URI to host climate change conference
5/22/08 CRMC, Clean Ocean Access to celebrate adopted ROW
4/28/08 CRMC 2007 Aquaculture report says industry adding new products
3/25/08 CRMC approves Narragansett HMP
3/24/08 CRMC rewards RI students for winning science fair projects
3/1408 CRMC receives federal funds for its RI Aquatic Invasive Species Plan
2/15/08 Point Judith Marina designated as a Clean Marina by CRMC
1/29/08 CRMC announces funding for six habitat restoration projects

2007

11/21/07 Restore America’s Estuaries seeks proposals for national conference
11/16/07 CRMC, Save Bristol Harbor celebrate five adopted ROWs
10/23/07 CRMC, ACOE to continue Ninigret habitat restoration
10/18/07 CRMC to hold Greenwich Bay Public Forum on Oct 25th
10/4/07 CRMC developing sea level rise regulations
10/3/07 Panel to hold forums on Aquatic Invasive Species from October 10-12
9/18/07 CRMC to hold Trust Fund workshops
9/12/07 CRMC celebrates first Clean Marina in Rhode Island
9/7/07 CRMC to celebrate first Clean Marina in Rhode Island
9/6/07 International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 15th
– September 15th Allin's Cove Cleanup Flyer (PDF)
9/1/07 CRMC seeks pre-proposals for Habitat Restoration Trust Fund projects
7/26/07 CRMC to celebrate Metro Bay SAMP with sign unveiling
7/26/07 CRMC to make aquaculture presentation to towns
7/25/07 CRMC wants public input on Aquidneck Island SAMP, CRMC to give overview of coastal resources plan on July 31, Middletown
7/12/07 CRMC, Reed to christen new R/V
7/12/07 CRMC to hold Public Trust talk
7/5/07 Champlin's Realty Associates Decision (PDF)
6/27/07 CRMC Chairman Michael M. Tikoian’s Response to CLF letter to the RI Ethics Commission
6/1/07 Chinese Mitten Crab Alert
5/31/07 CRMC adopts new SAV regulations, shoreline change maps
5/31/07 CRMC leading LID efforts in RI
5/11/07 CRMC Deputy Director to represent coastal states in Ohio OCRM review
4/23/07 CRMC 2006 Aquaculture report says industry growing
4/6/07 Surfrider Foundation, RIRRC, CRMC to hold beach cleanup
3/9/07 Workshop AnnouncementMaking an Impact with Low Impact Development: Helping Rhode Island Communities Use Lessons Learned from Existing Projects
2/14/07 CRMC adopts Clean Marina Program
1/24/07 CRMC announces funding for 9 habitat restoration projects
1/8/07 CRMC begins development on Aquidneck Island SAMP

2006

12/1/06 CRMC, releases 2005-2006 ROW report
11/27/06 CRMC, ACOE to announce start of Point Judith dredge project
11/14/06 New marina regulations now in effect
10/16/06 CRMC approves Urban Coastal Greenways policy
10/11/06 CRMC applauded in OCRM evaluation
9/11/06 CRMC, officials celebrate Coastal America award for Lonsdale project
8/31/06 CRMC seeks pre-proposals for Habitat Restoration Trust Fund projects
8/29/06 CRMC, Save The Bay, town, officials celebrate Walker Farm restoration
8/17/06 Save the Dates: September Training Opportunities
8/15/06 Clean The Bay, CRMC, DEM, officials kick off Project Clean Sweep
7/20/06 Warwick officials, CRMC celebrate book, city’s ROW
6/26/06 Coastal Landowners Sought for Rhode Island Oyster Gardening Program
5/19/06 CRMC will provide protected site for sunken ships in Newport
5/19/06 CRMC to hold UCG public workshop
5/11/06 Warwick Neck Overlook Project will improve wildlife habitat, water quality
5/3/06 CRMC to hold public workshop in Charlestown on SAMP changes
5/1/06 Flyer - Allin's Cove Planting, Saturday, May 6, 8 am-3 pm
4/27/06 CRMC announces Clean Marina Program with public workshops
Directions URI Bay Campus Corliss Auditorium
Directions to RWU Law School
Directions to Save the Bay
4/24/06 Earth Day cleanup of Woonasquatucket a success
4/13/06 NBC, CRMC celebrate Earth Day with Woonasquatucket cleanup
4/10/06 CRMC 2005 aquaculture report says industry making progress
3/9/06 Small Portion of Ninigret Sand Trail Must Close Temporarily to Vehicles this Summer
2/22/06 CRMC seeks partners for Public Rights-of-Way Adopt-an-Access Program
2/15/06 CRMC announces funding for 11 habitat restoration projects
2/10/06 CRMC Responds to CLF Allegations
1/19/06 CRMC introduces new marina regulations
1/13/06 CRMC adopts Marine Resources Development Plan

2005

12/19/05 CRMC approves WSA Sewer Connection Program
11/23/05 CRMC supports marine debris cleanup program
11/3/05 CRMC, officials celebrate Allin’s Cove restoration project
10/27/05 CRMC Hires New Coastal Policy Analyst
10/5/05 CRMC, officials celebrate start of Pawtuxet Cove dredging project
9/19/05 CRMC approves Quonset Development Corporation’s public access plan
9/9/05 Join CRMC, RI Sea Grant, for 24th Annual Coastweeks Celebration
8/18/05 CRMC’s Policy & Planning group approves new freshwater wetland regulations
8/4/05 CRMC moves to improve freshwater wetlands regulations
7/6/05 Two CRMC ROWs Adopted by Angler's Adopt-An-Access Program
7/5/05 CRMC Hails RI Court Decision on Westerly Property Owner as Win for Wetlands
6/28/05 Greenwich Bay Citizens Advisory Committee receives conservation award
6/17/05 CRMC celebrates adoption of Greenwich Bay SAMP with signing event
6/17/05 RIAI Aquaculture, Fisheries and Habitat Map Server (newly updated) — The Coastal Resources Management Council's Rhode Island Aquaculture Initiative (RIAI) has again updated its online Aquaculture, Fisheries and Habitat Map Server, available at http://www.edc.uri.edu/fish/. The site now includes comprehensive, user-friendly interactive maps on public information including beaches, public access points, recreational and commercial fishing, wildlife conservation and parks.
5/11/05 CRMC adopts Greenwich Bay Special Area Management Plan
5/9/05 Reed tours CRMC, other habitat restoration projects
5/6/05 CRMC's RI Aquaculture Initiative awards four research mini-grants
5/5/05 CRMC rewards RI students for winning science fair projects
5/5/05 CRMC Chairman Tikoian confirmed by RI Senate
4/20/05 CRMC announces funding for three habitat restoration projects

2004

3/24/04 Napatree Point Dune Restoration Project Underway (PDF)
1/16/04 Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council Releases a New Edition of "Down Where the Water Is: A Coastal Awareness Activity Book". Related Interpretative Programs Available Free To Rhode Island Students In K-3 Classrooms (PDF)

 

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