Increasing Longmeadow Resiliency

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The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), in cooperation with the City of Warwick and Save The Bay, will complete a coastal adaptation project at Longmeadow Fishing Access Site later this month. 

Situated at the end of Samuel Gorton Avenue, the site has experienced more than 100 feet of shoreline erosion over the past 75 years.

With this project, DEM, the City, and Save The Bay aim to improve public access, enhance coastal habitats and improve coastal resiliency.

“We are very pleased to continue our terrific collaborative relationships with the City of Warwick and Save The Bay,” said DEM Director Janet Coit. “Shoreline access is a treasured resource to the people of Rhode Island; yet it is threatened by climate change and sea level rise. This coastal project, funded by the Coastal Resources Management Council’s Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Trust Fund, is an example of how the impacts of climate change can be mitigated locally to preserve public access and enhance coastal habitats.”

This project has been funded in part by Coastal Resources Management Council’s (CRMC) Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Trust Fund.

On-the-ground activities will be carried out by DFW and the City of Warwick and plantings will be conducted by the DFW and Save The Bay.

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