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RI Coastal Resources Management Council

...to preserve, protect, develop, and restore coastal resources for all Rhode Islanders

Rhode Island Habitat Restoration Team

The Rhode Island Habitat Restoration Team is a group of representatives from state and federal agencies and non-profit organizations coordinated by the RI Coastal Resources Management Council. The Team’s purpose is to improve Rhode Island’s environment by facilitating restoration of the state’s habitats. This includes restoration planning and prioritization, project implementation, technical assistance, public outreach and education, monitoring, research and leveraging resources.

The RI Habitat Restoration Team meets twice annually. These meetings serve as an opportunity for the restoration community to share information about individual projects, funding opportunities, policy and planning efforts, and to identify gaps where resources are needed. A set of independent subcommittees and working groups address specific habitat types. (See Restoration Planning Efforts below).

Restoration Planning Efforts

Rhode Island Rivers Restoration Working Group
Contact: Tom Ardito, Narragansett Bay Estuary Program tom@gso.uri.edu
Rachel Calabro, Save the Bay rcalabro@savebay.org
http://www.nbep.org/riverworkinggroup.html

Eelgrass Mapping Task Force
Contact:  Marci Cole, Save the Bay mcole@savebay.org
http://www.savebay.org/file/2012_Mapping_Submerged_Aquatic_Vegetation_final_report_4_2013.pdf

Freshwater Wetlands Restoration Strategy Working Group
Contact: Carol Murphy, RI DEM  Carolyn.Murphy@dem.ri.gov

Forest Health Works and Rhody Native Project
Contact: Hope Leeson, RI Natural History Survey  hleeson@rinhs.org
http://rinhs.org/who-we-are-what-we-do/programs-projects/fhwp/
http://rinhs.org/who-we-are-what-we-do/programs-projects/rhody-native-home/

Shellfish Restoration Working Group
Contact: David Beutel, RI CRMC  dbeutel@crmc.ri.gov

Partner Organizations
Events

02/10/11
RI Rivers Restoration Group. RIDEM Headquarters, 235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI. Room 280, 10 a.m.
Discussion Paper Outline

02/22/11
River Restoration Presentation.
Cold Spring Community Ctr., 30 Beach St., North Kingstown, RI.
7:00 p.m.
Event Description

03/08/11
Dam Removal Workshop
CT DEP Marine Fisheries
333 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, CT. 9a.m. to 4p.m.
Contact: Amy Singler

04/13/11
River Restoration Working Group Meeting. RIDEM Headquarters, 235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI. Room 300. 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Tom Ardito tom@nbep.org

07/20/11
RI Habitat Restoration Team Meeting. Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Save the Bay, Providence
Contact: cchaffee@crmc.ri.gov
AGENDA
MEETING NOTES

06/21/12
Habitat Restoration Team Meeting. 1:00 p.m. at Save the Bay, 100 Save The Bay Dr., Providence.
AGENDA
MEETING NOTES

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