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PRUDENCE ISLAND — It’s a day of “boats, beers and bikinis,” and for years has featured hundreds of boaters meeting up at Potters Cove, Prudence Island to revel in the … more
PROVIDENCE — With the approach of the Fourth of July bringing warmer, sunnier weather, boats will soon be dotting Narragansett Bay and other Rhode Island waterways. The Department of … more
BRISTOL — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has provided guidance to marinas, boatyards and yacht clubs to clarify the protocols that must be as part of the … more
PROVIDENCE — As Memorial Day and the start of the boating season approaches, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking boaters to follow COVID-19 social distancing rules and … more
PORTSMOUTH — The R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has proposed creating and maintaining a 2.88-acre oyster reef restoration area in Town Pond, which DEM said will improve … more
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association last week issued the following guidance regarding the safe operation of … more
PORTSMOUTH — You can drop a line in the two ponds at Melville Park as long as you adhere to social distancing rules due to COVID-19. The R.I. Department of Environmental Management … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a noteworthy move for many residents of the East Bay and southeastern Massachusetts, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended its deadline for … more
PROVIDENCE — The right of Rhode Islanders to access the shoreline has been inalienable since it was written into the state constitution in 1843. Yet exactly where the public shoreline ends … more
PORTSMOUTH — Despite the damp and chilly weather, 109 volunteers came together to remove 629 pounds of trash from Gull Cove in just two hours on Saturday. The nonprofit environmental … more
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