By Wenley Ferguson, Director of Habitat Restoration & Topher Hamblett, Director of Advocacy
|Newly created inland parking area to replace |
parking area that is threatened by erosion.
After more than a decade in the making, we’re happy to announce that a big improvement project is under way at the Sapowet Marsh Wildlife Management Area in Tiverton. Save The Bay is excited to partner with the R.I. Department of Environmental Management on the coastal adaptation project, which will restore the condition of the beach and salt marsh while also creating a coastal buffer that will provide area for both the beach and salt marsh to migrate inland as sea level rises. Parking will be moved off the beach and closer to the road, enhancing the public's access to the beach and creating more area for people to recreate along the shoreline.
Save The Bay will be coordinating the planting along the beach to reestablish a small dune and a buffer of native shrubs in partnership with DEM and the Tiverton Conservation Commission in the spring of 2017. Email July Lewis, Save The Bay’s Volunteer Coordinator, if you are interested in volunteering.
|Beach area that will be restored with |
plantings in the spring of 2017