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When the camp was created, Charlestown had a small population and Charlestown like much of South County was mostly undeveloped. But land use has changed dramatically over the decades and the importance of the remaining large unfragmented forest parcels has greatly increased for species that depend on these large parcels.
Rhode Island Sea Grant has prepared this guide to Shoreline access in Rhode Island. Choose an activity from the first drop down menu and then pick all of Rhode Island or narrow your search to a particular town. The application will sort the public access points starting with the one closest to your current location. Charlestown Town Council President Virginia Lee researched and produced the first edition of Public Access to the Rhode Island Coast, a guide to coastal areas. This current guide builds on Virginia’s earlier work.
The University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography was recently awarded a grant to study how groundwater affects the amount of nutrients found in Rhode Island’s coastal waters, including in the salt ponds. They will be focusing their studies on Green Hill and Ninigret Ponds.
When: Monday July 8, at 7PM
Where: Charlestown Elementary School
What: Public hearing on the revised 2019/2020 budget
Town Council members noted that the most common statement from those who voted in the Financial Referendum on June 3 was that they wanted the one-time surplus back in the form of a tax reduction.
Update June 28 – According to staff at DEM, the camping platform on the north edge of Watchaug Pond was a “demonstration” campsite built by the concessionaire and was removed yesterday, June 27. It was constructed as part of the concessionaire’s proposal to State Parks and Recreation staff for revival of North Camp and was […]
Salt Pond Safaris introduce people of all ages to the wonders of salt ponds.
Salt Pond Guided Paddles – Join Salt Ponds Coalition with your kayak, canoe, or paddle board as Salt Ponds Coalition leads guided tours of the RI salt ponds.
Portions of Rt. 112 and Old Mill Road were closed on Sunday afternoon, June 23rd, and there were other roadblocks in the area as police looked for a suspect in a fatal shooting in North Attleboro Massachusetts. The man was ultimately found in the Francis Carter Memorial Preserve of an apparent suicide.
When: Thursday, June 27, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Kettle Pond Visitor Center, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown
Why: Get your garden soil tested to determine soil pH levels and predominant soil texture, and learn basic information and recommendations for gradual correction of soil pH and compaction issues.
Cost: Free – registration not required.