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Coastweeks: Ninigret Salt Marsh Tour

September 27, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Visit and tour Ninigret Pond salt marsh on one of Rhode Island’s most prized coastal lagoonsin a pontoon boat. This site has been the focus of an extensive marsh restoration and elevation enhancement project designed to help this vital habitat better withstand flooding from sea level rise and coastal storm surge.

Caitlin Chaffee, R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council policy analyst, will lead the tour and be joined by officials from the Town of Charlestown to share details on this project and how storms and sea level rise are affecting coastal marshes.

* Footwear will get wet. Please plan accordingly. This event is appropriate for adults and children 10 and older.

[info]Pre-registration required. Please contact Rhode Island Sea Grant at (401) 874-6805 or rhodeislandseagrant@gmail.com.[/info]

Every autumn, Coastweeks events celebrate building awareness and understanding of our coast. Rhode Island Sea Grant and the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography and the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) invite you to take part.

Details

Date:
September 27, 2017
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Website:
https://seagrant.gso.uri.edu/special-programs/coastweeks/

Organizer

Rhode Island Sea Grant and the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council

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