Despite the cold winter temperatures, volunteers turned out this weekend to remove trash and debris from the beach in Island Park.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) recently awarded more than $3.75 million in grants to help communities and local organizations protect valuable green space throughout the state.
Newport legislators Rep. Lauren H. Carson and Sen. Dawn Euer recently decried President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to open up nearly all of the United States’ coasts to offshore drilling, filing legislation to prevent such a plan.
The Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) has received a 5-acre property located off Paradise Avenue in Middletown and given by a local couple specifically for the purpose of conservation.
With winter approaching, the DEM is reminding businesses, community groups, and state and local government agencies to begin preparations for snow disposal.
The DEM recently awarded $6.8 million in matching grants for 33 projects to reduce water pollution, flooding, and strengthen climate resilience.
Clean Ocean Access and volunteers held a beach cleanup recently at Weaver Cove in Portsmouth. Volunteers removed 191 pounds of marine debris at the Portsmouth site.
Prudence Island researchers will use a $500K federal grant to lead a nationwide study on salt marsh resilience against the effects of climate change.