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CRMC, RI Sea Grant continue shoreline public access summer webinar series
June 7, 2022, WAKEFIELD – The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) and Rhode Island Sea Grant (RISG) will be hosting for the second year a series of webinars and events this summer aimed at informing the public on issues related to shoreline public access in Rhode Island.
The series of events will begin June 22, 2022 with the webinar “Learn About Public Shoreline Access in Narragansett,” featuring Cinna Zerquera-Martin, chairman of the Town of Narragansett’s Coastal Access Improvement Committee (CAIC), and Jesse Pugh, Narragansett town council president.
In 2021, the town council restored parking at three CRMC shoreline rights-of-way in Point Judith and established the CAIC to look at shoreline access issues and make recommendations to the town council. The speakers will explain the role of the committee, how it works with the town council and CRMC, and how the town council approaches shoreline access. Leah Feldman, CRMC policy analyst, will discuss the cooperation between the CRMC, the town, and its CAIC, and how this is a model for other cities and towns.
These talks organized by the CRMC and Sea Grant are part of a larger effort to improve shoreline public access, awareness, and education through opportunities like the webinars, and in the future, improved signage and infrastructure, branding and messaging. The CRMC is also working to designate more rights-of-ways in locations throughout Rhode Island, including underserved and urban communities.
Check the CRMC web site for additional information and resources pertaining to shoreline public access - www.crmc.ri.gov/publicaccess.html, as well as www.shoreline-ri.com. To register for this webinar (RSVPs are required to reserve a space), go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-about-public-shoreline-access-in-narragansett-tickets-348448036457. Those who register will be permitted to ask questions in advance of the webinar, and there will also be time at the end of the session for questions and answers.