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Press Release: October 1 workshop to focus on progress and partnerships in the Taunton River watershed

Press Release (PDF Version) Media Contact: Judith Swift, Chair, NBEP Steering Committee jswift@uri.edu, 401-874-6513 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1 workshop to focus on progress and partnerships in the Taunton River

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Over $115,000 in grants approved for research projects in the Narragansett Bay watershed – April 25, 2018

scientists out in the field

OVER $115,000 IN GRANTS APPROVED FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS IN THE NARRAGANSETT BAY WATERSHED Providence, Rhode Island, April 25, 2018 – The Narragansett Bay Estuary Program and the New England Interstate

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Media Release: Report says bay and rivers cleaner; but climate change is accelerating and putting us at risk

Media Release Narragansett Bay Estuary Program 10.23.17   MEDIA RELEASE October 23, 2017 For immediate release For further information contact: Dave Monti, 401.480.3444, dmonti@rdwgroup.com; or Tom Borden, Narragansett Bay Estuary

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URI researcher: Eelgrass on decline in Rhode Island waters – July 17, 2017

underwater photo of seagrasses
KINGSTON, R.I. – July 17, 2017 – Michael Bradley calls eelgrass “the canary in the coal mine for estuarine health.” The flowering plant that grows beneath the surface of coastalRead More

Blackstone River Watershed Council/Friends of the Blackstone Seeking Volunteer Monitors

Press Release: For immediate release Watershed Group Seeking Volunteer Monitors 3/9/17…The Blackstone River Watershed Council/Friends of the Blackstone (BRWC/FOB) needs volunteer water quality monitors to collect data at three sites

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Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation Seeking Federal Delegation of Water Protection Efforts

Stormwater outfall pipes in Stillhouse Cove, Cranston, RI

Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation Seeking Federal Delegation of Water Protection Efforts Proposal Ensures State Oversight of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems Program BOSTON – Continuing its commitment to protect the waters

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New Bipartisan Congressional Caucus Formed to Support Our Nation’s Estuaries

Volunteers for Save The Bay clean up a coastal beach - Save The Bay
[Source: Restore America's Estuaries] WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Bill Posey (R-FL), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) and Rick Larsen (D- WA) have founded and will serve as co-chairsRead More

EPA Announces Over $4.6 Million in Grants for Coastal Watersheds in Southeast New England

Senator Jack Reed presents a check to Fred Presley, the Town Manager from the Town of West Warwick, one of the recipients of a grant under the Southeast New England Program. Also pictured are Congressman Cicilline, Senator Whitehouse, EPA Regional Administrator Curt Spaulding, and NBEP Program Director Tom Borden at Easton's Beach in Newport, RI. - The Estuary Program
News Releases from Region 01 09/16/2016 Contact Information:  Emily Bender (bender.emily@epa.gov) 617-918-1037 BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $4,637,000 for eight grants focused on coastal watershed efforts inRead More

Protecting the Headwaters of Narragansett Bay Focus of the 2016 Watershed Counts Report

2016 Watershed Counts Report cover

The health of Narragansett Bay is influenced by the freshwater rivers that flow into it, and depends on the protection of headwater streams in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The 2016

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Health of Urban Waters of Narragansett Bay Focus of 2015 Watershed Counts Report

2015 report: Urban Waters

The 2015 Watershed Counts report highlights challenges and improvements in the urban environments of the Narragansett Bay Watershed. As the health of Narragansett Bay and its watershed as a whole

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