Sea Level Impacts on Salt Marshes: Beach SAMP updates

October, or “Salt Marsh Month” as declared by Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee to highlight this rapidly declining landscape, is winding down,...

Napatree Point a Moving Target

Napatree Point is a 1.5-mile sandy spit that separates Little Narragansett Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. It is a constantly...

State Adopts SLAMM Maps for Wetland Restoration and Adaptation

Rhode Island has lost more than half, or 4,000 acres, its salt marshes statewide, in the last 200 years –...

Retreating From the Rising Sea: Where Will Salt Marshes Go?

Rhode Island is losing its salt marshes, along with vital fisheries and wildlife habitat, as well as water quality and...

Wickford Tour Looks at Threat of Growing Floodplain

Coastweeks tour through Wickford looks at challenges of sea level rise and storm surge, and adaptation measures to protect historic town. Rhode...

Picking Up the Pieces in Westerly

The Andrea, like so many businesses along R.I.’s southern shore, is trying to keep pace with erosion, flooding, and storms. The...

The Bottom Line of Resiliency

Newport waterfront businesses participate in pilot program to prepare for sea level rise, storm damage and climate change. Three pilot...

Rhode Island Coastal Property Guide

The Ocean State, with over 400 miles of coastline, is known for its beaches, bluffs, and scenic waterfronts. The water...

Building on Borrowed Time

How long can we live on the coast? by  Meredith Haas Aerial Photographs by John Supancic   Rhode Island is the...

Changing High Tides Challenge Public Access to Shoreline

Rhode Island’s shoreline is changing faster from sea level rise and erosion than the law can keep up with. The ‘mean...

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