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5/25/17 Ninigret salt marsh planting project on June 1st (PDF)
5/16/17 Northeast particularly vulnerable to rising seas
5/8/17 CRMC adopts fifth Clean Marina
4/17/17 Ninigret salt marsh planting project (PDF)
4/14/17 CRMC rewards RI students for science fair projects
4/4/17 From NERRA: “Will Marshes Rise to the Challenge of Rapidly Rising Seas?” (HINT: Rhode Island’s won’t, without help)
3/23/17 2016 Aquaculture report shows growth despite shellfish closures
3/22/17 CRMC funds 11 habitat restoration projects
3/16/17 Volunteers needed to plant sea grass seedlings at Narrow River as next phase of restoration project
3/15/17 Algal bloom, closure affects aquaculture sites in West Passage
3/8/17 From DEM: Portions Of RI Sound And Lower Narragansett Bay And Sakonnet River Closed To Shellfishing
2/22/17 RI’s ballast water management program at risk
2/22/17 New NOAA sea level rise projections dramatically increase by 2100
2/17/17 CRMC co-sponsors RI premiere of Ocean Frontiers III
1/25/17 CRMC: 2016 in review
1/24/17 CRMC officials travel to Nova Scotia to discuss marine spatial planning, Ocean SAMP
1/17/17 CRMC, Fugate honored with Benchley Ocean Award
1/12/17 CRMC, DEM expand wetland monitoring program
1/12/17 Climate Change and Business Resiliency Luncheon


12/8/16 Update on salt marsh restoration at Narrow River
12/2/16 CRMC celebrates Ninigret Pond Salt Marsh Restoration & Enhancement project
12/1/16 Beach SAMP Stakeholder Meeting, December 1st
10/26/16 CRMC issues 2015-2016 ROW report
10/18/16 Informational meeting on recent emergency shellfishing closure, ongoing monitoring for RI waters
10/17/16 Emergency shellfishing closure lifted for Narragansett Bay, local waters
10/17/16 Recall of shellfish harvested in Wellfleet, Massachusetts unrelated to local closure
10/14/16 CRMC monitors for marine aquatic invasive species for Coastweeks 2016: RIers can learn to be first line of defense
10/11/16 Update on emergency shellfish closure in RI waters
10/7/16 Update on the Narrow River Marsh Restoration and Elevation project
9/16/15 Take part in this years Coastweeks, a celebration of Rhode Island's coast!
9/13/16 Free half day science communication workshop (and more!)
9/9/16 CRMC ‘s Fugate to speak at the White House
9/9/16 Ninigret Pond Aquaculture Tours– September 15, 2016
8/24/16 CRMC says goodbye to longtime legal counsel, welcomes new attorney
8/22/16 RI Sea Grant launches new web-based public access app featuring CRMC rights-of-way
8/16/16 PLEASE JOIN US: RI CRMC Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan (Beach SAMP) Stakeholder Meeting
7/12/16 CRMC funds eelgrass mapping effort
7/8/16 Tolling legislation information
7/7/16 Public Workshop: protecting newport historic and cultural coastal assets from flooding caused by sea level rise
7/5/16 New UCG projects moving forward
6/20/16 CRMC Council approves maintenance of Mary Carpenter’s wall in Matunuck
6/14/16 CRMC Logo Design Contest
6/9/16 Aquaculture in the Ocean State: FREE Summer Tours
6/6/16 RI aquaculture in the spotlight: CRMC tours a success
6/6/16 CRMC permits first exclusive kelp farm in RI
5/18/16 Join the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council at this weekend’s Newport Oyster Festival
5/17/16 MyCoast StormReporter Training offered on May 31
5/12/16 RI Salt Marsh Monitoring and Assessment Program released
5/12/16 CRMC approves 5 aquaculture applications
5/12/16 An update on the Ninigret Pond salt marsh habitat restoration project
Fact Sheet (PDF)
  - Schematic of restoration area, areas to be dredged, and pipeline location (schematic is courtesy of Town of Charlestown)
  - Ninigret marsh areas of vegetation die-off from prolonged flooding (photo courtesy of Ayla Fox)
  - Sachuest marsh in Middletown, after similar restoration project (photo courtesy of CRMC)
Additional Project Photos
5/10/16 Ninigret Pond Aquaculture Tours– June 2, 2016
5/4/16 MyCoast May King Tide Events (May 5, 6)
4/15/16 Dr. Michael Oppenheimer to speak at Beach SAMP
Watch video of the meeting here
4/8/16 CRMC to take part in “Keeping History Above Water” Conference April 10-13, 2016, Newport, RI
Reducing Flood Risk and Flood Insurance Policy Rates for Our Older Historic Buildings (free public workshop)
74 Bridge Street Exhibit
4/6/16 Five years later: the Ocean SAMP
4/6/16 CRMC rewards RI students for science fair projects
3/28/16 The Ocean SAMP – Five Years Later
3/22/16 Join CRMC, URI for Ocean SAMP update, celebration
3/11/16 Narragansett facility first to benefit from STORMTOOLS
3/8/16 NOAA grant provides funds to improve prediction, protection from coastal storms
3/4/16 CRMC funds 6 habitat restoration projects
3/3/16 2015 Aquaculture report shows growth despite harsh winter
3/1/16 SAVE THE DATE: Ocean SAMP Five-Year Achievements – Come Celebrate with Us!
2/25/16 CRMC holds Vibrio workshops
2/23/16 Flooding could provide chance for MyCoast pictures
2/16/16 Ninigret Pond: Historical Perspectives and Current Uses
2/10/16 RI Education Exchange now offers paid aquaculture training
Flyer (PDF)
Application (PDF)
2/4/16 CRMC, URI introduce new risk index tool under Beach SAMP
1/29/16 Education and Outreach: CRMC gets involved with ACE Program
1/29/16 2015 International Marine Spatial Planning Symposium: Sharing Practical Solutions at University of Rhode Island, featuring CRMC’s Grover Fugate
1/27/16 CRMC approves changes to sea level rise policy
1/22/16 CRMC: 2015 in review
1/21/16 Save the date! RI Coastal Erosion Control Workshop April 21st (PDF)
1/15/16 CRMC works with Providence community to improve public access
1/14/16 Join Us! Next Beach SAMP Stakeholder Meeting Thursday, February 4th
1/13/16 CRMC to hold mandatory Vibrio compliance workshops
1/7/16 URI ocean engineering students study impact of rising sea levels, storms on Matunuck


12/30/15 CRMC permits first shellfish hatchery in RI
12/22/15 Applied Shellfish Farming course offered at RWU
12/18/15 Public Comment Period Now Open for the Introduction of the Beach SAMP
12/17/15 RI to debut first FORTIFIED house, thanks to CRMC efforts
11/30/15 CRMC, URI introducing Beach SAMP tools to coastal communities
11/30/15 Call for Volunteers - RI Jellyfish Monitoring Program
10/30/15 CRMC issues 2014-2015 ROW report
10/19/15 CRMC mourns the passing of Dr. Jon Boothroyd
9/25/15 Snap the shore, see the future!
9/14/15 2015 Baird Symposium spotlights marine spatial planning
9/9/15 Film offers Rhode Island opportunity to learn NC, NJ Sandy lessons
9/4/15 Take part in this years Coastweeks, a celebration of Rhode Island's coast!
8/28/15 First offshore wind farm in US under construction
8/7/15 Upcoming STORMTOOLS demonstration at Kettle Pond Visitor Center
7/20/15 Beach Profile training using the Modified Emery Method (a.k.a. two sticks and a string), July 28th
7/15/15 Notice of public hearing on proposed Right-Of-Way in Bristol (PDF)
7/7/15 Beach SAMP Stakeholder Meeting July 14th 6-8pm
6/24/15 East Beach/Ninigret Conservation Area Sand Trail restricted opening of sand trail
6/16/15 CRMC authorizes macroalgae research projects in Warwick
6/5/15 Shellfish Management Plan (SMP) Stakeholder Meeting, Thursday, June 25th
5/28/15 CRMC develops draft strategy for program enhancement
4/30/15 2014 Aquaculture report shows significant growth in all areas
4/28/15 CRMC releases SLAMM report
4/17/15 Coastal Engineering SAMP Stakeholder Meeting, April 21, 2015
4/7/15 CRMC funds 9 habitat restoration projects
1/8/15 Beach SAMP Stakeholder Meeting Tuesday, January 20th
1/6/15 CRMC to oversee multiple RI dredging, habitat restoration projects
1/6/15 CRMC mourns passing of former Legal Counsel Alan J. Goldman


12/2/14 Events look at how sea level rise, storms, and other coastal changes are affecting communities and businesses
11/19/14 Free Public Lecture: "Staying Afloat" – Adapting Waterfront Business to Rising Seas and Extreme Storms
11/17/14 Rhode Island Celebrates Community Effort to Create State Shellfish Plan November 17
11/17/14 CRMC Council approves final DWW permits
10/14/14 Governor declares October "Salt Marsh Month"
10/14/14 Special Ocean Frontiers II film screening informs citizens for ocean planning input - October 14, 2014
10/14/14 CRMC seeks pre-proposals for Habitat Restoration Trust Fund projects
10/14/14 Conditional Area A and the Conimicut Triangle to reopen to shellfishing at sunrise Saturday, October 11
10/14/14 CRMC announces funding for habitat restoration projects
10/8/14 Shellfish closure extended in Conditional Area A and the Conimicut Triangle following sewage discharge from Narragansett Bay Commission sewer system
10/7/14 Municipal Training – Protecting Coastal Wetlands in Your Community in Consideration of Sea Level Rise
10/7/14 Public Meeting– The Fate of Rhode Island’s Coastal Wetlands
10/7/14 CRMC issues public notice to adopt SLAMM maps
10/3/14 Governor proclaims October to be Salt Marsh Month! (PDF)
9/22/14 Save the date! Beach SAMP Stakeholder Meeting
9/17/14 Nation’s Largest Gathering of Land Conservation Leaders Begins Amid Urgent Push for Congressional Action
9/10/14 Join Us on September 29th to Give Input on the RI Shellfish Management Plan
9/3/14 CRMC offering free beach profile training
9/2/14 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)
•  (Click here for event photos)
8/26/14 Rhode Island State Conservation Committee releases the 2014 update to the Rhode Island Soil Erosion And Sediment Control Handbook
7/30/14 Proposed Department of the Army New England General Permits for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont (PDF)
7/30/14 BOEM and Rhode Island Sign Agreement to Evaluate Sand Resources for Coastal Resilience and Restoration Planning
7/22/14 Record warm June globally
7/18/14 New guide helps RI homeowners, businesses protect property from flooding and erosion
7/17/14 RI Receives Nearly $200K for Coastal Resiliency Project
7/16/14 Beach SAMP Stakeholder Meeting: Hurricanes and Storm Recovery in Rhode Island
7/7/14 CRMC offering free beach profile training
7/2/14 Invasive European Grass shrimp spotted in RI
6/27/14 Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association, Save The Bay, CRMC celebrate Pawcatuck River Fish Passage Restoration Project
6/17/14 URI receives federal funds for CRMC Beach SAMP work
6/16/14 CRMC receives federal funds for salt pond work
6/4/14 Save the Date: Beach SAMP Stakeholder Meeting July 24th
6/2/14 Two aquaculture farms approved
5/23/14 DEM Announces Annual Reclassification of Shellfish Waters and Seasonal Shellfish Closures that take effect on May 24
5/20/14 CRMC receives Transportation Excellence award from RIDOT
5/16/14 CRMC staffer to get WPWA Trustees Award
5/9/14 Rock removal, dredging in Charlestown Breachway complete
4/29/14 Ocean SAMP featured on sailing web site
4/29/14 ARC GIS Online map for all CRMC-designated ROWs now available
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 Workshop, 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


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