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Shoreline-ri.com: Visiting Rocky Point State Park More Than a Nostalgia Tour

I was due for a visit to Rocky Point State Park to add it to our shoreline-ri.com web app. The description on the state parks website was not encouraging. It was full of nine sensible rules for safety (stay on the path!) and keeping the park clean (don’t remove anything from the park, other than
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“PREP-RI” Videos Offer Coastal Hazard Resilience Training

Rhode Island planners and anyone else wanting to learn about improving their coastal community’s resilience to flooding and erosion can view a series of short educational videos online at the PREP-RI website. PREP-RI stands for “Providing Resilience Education for Planning in Rhode Island,” and is funded by the state. The Coastal Resources Center and Rhode Island Sea
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GoLocalProv Talks to RISG Director 

Rhode Island Sea Grant Director Dennis Nixon talks to GoLocalProv about Sea Grant’s impact on the state’s environment and economy and potential budget cuts that may shut down the program nationwide.  >>Watch  

Shoreline-ri.com: An Afternoon at Crescent Park

One of the things I always imagined doing with my kids, before I had kids, was taking them to places I went as a child, introducing them to the wonders of nature, and basking in their loving appreciation. In reality, this has met with mixed success. Nine years in, I’ve realized that fun and fast
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Aerial view of the Endeavor at the URI Bay Campus

Oceanography Students Launch Ocean Science Discussion Series

Bay Informed Discussion Series: Bringing ocean science ashore! The public is invited to the kick-off talk in a new discussion series Thursday, June 22, 2017 7:00-8:00 p.m. GSO Coastal Institute Auditorium 220 S Ferry Rd, Narragansett, RI Continuing on every third Thursday of the month Join us for an interactive discussion of ocean science, the first
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Aquaculture in Ninigret Pond

State of Aquaculture in Rhode Island Salt Ponds | June 29

Join us for this public event focused on the state of aquaculture in Rhode Island’s salt ponds. The program will feature experts who will provide different perspectives on this topic and will offer the community the opportunity to ask questions and share concerns about aquaculture. Date: Thursday, June 29 Time: 5 – 7 p.m. Where: Kettle Pond
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Boat Disposal Plan Progresses

Sea Grant looks for opportunities to reduce waste from composite boatbuilding. By Melissa Wood Courtesy of Professional BoatBuilder Magazine Last year PBB investigated several potential solutions to reduce waste from composite boatbuilding and to dispose of the pile of unwanted used composite boats. Those included developments in carbon fiber recycling, and the introduction of materials
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Paid Commercial Fisherman Apprenticeship

The Commercial Fisherman Apprenticeship Program is a new crew training program designed and offered by the East Farm Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island in cooperation with the University of Rhode Island, commercial fishermen, and supporting shoreline businesses of Point Judith. The training will provide essential knowledge and skills The training will provide essential knowledge and
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FDR in RI During WWII

Book Talk on Rhode Island’s Role in World War II, June 29

Join authors Christian McBurney and Brian Wallin for a discussion on their new book, World War II Rhode Island, with a special focus on what happened at and near the Narragansett Bay Campus (formerly Fort Kearney).  Rhode Island’s contribution to World War II vastly exceeded the state’s small size. Narragansett Bay was an armed camp
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URI Student Earns National Coastal Management Fellowship

Sean Duffey will head to Massachusetts to aid habitat restoration Sean Duffey, University of Rhode Island Master’s of Oceanography candidate, has been named one of five 2017 NOAA Coastal Management Fellows out of 44 applicants from around the country. Duffey, a Watervliet, New York, native, will spend two years working in the Massachusetts Office of
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