In 2021, the Narragansett Town Council allowed parking on one side of the street at three public shoreline access sites in Point Judith. Since then, the council has done more to address shoreline access issues in the town.

The Narragansett Town Council, in 2021, allowed parking at three CRMC shoreline rights-of-way in Point Judith, and established the Coastal Access Improvement Committee (CAIC) to study shoreline access issues and make recommendations to the council. In a public webinar on Wednesday, June 22 at 5 p.m., Town Council President Jesse Pugh and CAIC Chairman Cinna Zerquera-Martin will discuss shoreline access in the town, and Leah Feldman of the Coastal Resources Management Council will talk about how the town works with the state on access issues. 

Pugh will discuss the council’s approach to shoreline access, why the CAIC was formed, and how the council acts on the committee’s recommendations, such as for surveying the CRMC ROWs in town to benefit residents, visitors, and local and state government alike.

Zerquera-Martin will talk about how she and other members built the CAIC up from the very beginning and discuss some of the recommendations CAIC has sent to the town council based on their work.

Feldman will talk about how working with the town has helped CRMC address demand for state-recognized shoreline rights-of-way in Narragansett, and how this municipal-state partnership can be a model for other cities and towns.

This webinar is sponsored by the RI Coastal Resources Management Council and Rhode Island Sea Grant. To register, click here.