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Fugute Grover Fugate discusses extreme weather before the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee. Streamed live at

WPRI Grover Fugate appears on WPRI's Newsmakers to discuss areas of concern for Rhode Island’s 420 miles of coastline and what predictions for a sea level rise mean for the Ocean State

Sustainability Two Rhode Islanders Join Sen. Whitehouse for Oceans Meeting in Washington

Sustainability New Energy Sources, Electric Vehicles & Battery Technology – Grover Fugate participates in the Rhode Island College Speaker Series

CQ Researcher Grover Fugute featured in CQ Researcher magazine (PDF)

Sustainability Sustainable Communities Initiative – Grover Fugate participates in the Rhode Island College Speaker Series

WesterlyTown Council thanks CRMC for Sandy response

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In The Spotlight

Hurricane Prepare for Hurricane Season Now

Ocean SAMP/Deepwater Wind Subcommittee Recommendation (PDF)
Notice of Deepwater Wind Block Island Meeting on 05/13/14 (PDF)
Post Construction Avian Monitoring (PDF)
Staff stipulations for Deepwater Wind project (subject to further modification) 4/3/14 (PDF)
Notice of Deepwater Wind Block Island Workshop on Thursday, April 3 (PDF)
Notice of Public Hearing, Corrected Feb. 10 (PDF)
CRMC Staff Reports for Deepwater Wind Block Island Wind Project (PDF)
Note to Parties Interested in the Deepwater Wind Matter
Notice of Public Hearing (PDF)

First Chapter of RI Shellfish Management Plan Available for Public Comment

Please join us Monday, April 14th, 2014 for an SMP Stakeholder Meeting & Feature Presentation – "Where the Wild Quahogs Are: Looking at Quahog Larval Supply and Distribution in the Upper Narragansett Bay"

Rhode Island Shellfish Management Plan (SMP) Update

Adapting to Shoreline Change: Lessons Learned Elsewhere and Thoughts for RI Moving Forward

CRMC rewards RI students for science fair projects

DEM announces shellfish closure in Bristol Harbor effective immediately due to heavy rains and elevated flows and bacterial levels from Bristol plant
DEM announces new emergency closure of shellfishing areas in Point Judith Pond and Potters Pond as a result of excessive rainfall and runoff

2013 Aquaculture report shows significant growth in farm-gate value

CRMC funds 9 habitat restoration projects

RI Coastal Erosion Control Worshop, April 8th, 2014 (PDF)

CRMC permits Clean The Bay’s debris removal project at Bold Point Park in EP

Experimental Coastal Erosion Control

CRMC Success Story: 195 Commission redevelopment

Sandy Success Story: letting nature recuperate

CRMC permits QDC parcels for easy developing

CRMC, URI to develop Beach SAMP
Shoreline Change (Beach) SAMP official kickoff 4/4/13
Beach SAMP advance press briefing 4/3/13
Official SeaGrant Shoreline Change SAMP Page

Losing Ground: Coastal Erosion in Rhode Island – Did you know that 50 percent of Rhode Island's shoreline sediments are susceptible to erosion? Or that with the increasing rainfall that comes with climate change, Block Island's bluffs will face more rapid erosion? This presentation by Janet Freedman, coastal geologist with the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council, describes some of the erosion threats Rhode Island's coastal areas are facing, as well as efforts the state is undertaking to help municipalities and property owners address these problems. View presentation (pdf). For more on climate change impacts to Rhode Island, see Climate Change and Rhode Island's Coasts (PDF).

Ocean SAMP

Currently Proposed Policies/Regulations

Public Hearing Date Regulation (PDF)
1/14/14 Red Book Section 110 - Eligible Activities for Administrative Review and Approval
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