Charlestown Citizens Alliance - May 18, 2017

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Charlestown Getting Ready for the Record of Decision

Charlestown Getting Ready for the Record of Decision

The official waiting period after the release of the Federal Railroad Administrations's (FRA) Final Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement ended on January 31. The FRA could have published a Record of Decision (ROD) as early as Feburary 1st, but they have received hundreds of comments, including comments from other federal agencies, tribes, and state agencies, that raise concerns and opposition …

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Ken Payne: Staying With The Curves

Ken Payne: Staying With The Curves

This beautiful essay by Ken Payne makes the case that keeping our curvy train tracks and the natural and historic landscapes the train passes through are vital to Rhode Island's future. It's a must read for anyone interested, involved, or impacted by the "Old Saybrook to Kenyon Bypass". You can learn more about Ken Payne at his profile. Stay with …

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May 18 Hike of Charlestown Moraine Preserve and Schoolhouse Pond Preserve

May 18 Hike of Charlestown Moraine Preserve and Schoolhouse Pond Preserve

When: Thursday, May 18 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Meet at Charlestown Moraine Preserve parking lot on Kings Factory Rd.

The Westerly Land Trust is leading hikes of two Town of Charlestown Preserves

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This Saturday: 3 Plant Sales to Support Local Nonprofits

This Saturday: 3 Plant Sales to Support Local Nonprofits

Get Your Garden Growing and Do Good!

• Arbutus Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

• St. James Chapel Plant Sale/Tag Sale/Bake Sale

• Plant Swap – Charlestown Community Garden

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Ninigret Salt Marsh Planting

Ninigret Salt Marsh Planting

Plant a salt marsh with Save The Bay! Volunteers will plant salt marsh grasses in the Ninigret salt marsh restoration area to protect the marsh from sea level rise.  Partners in this effort are Save The Bay, CRMC, Salt Ponds Coalition, Town of Charlestown, and RIDEM. When: Saturday, May 20, 1pm to 4pm, and Sunday, May 21, 1pm to 4pm …

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Tunnel Boring Machine

Federal Railroad Administration Plan

We have created a page dedicated to this issue, where we will keep all the information we have available and up to date. Please check it often and let us know what information we should add. The page contains all the posts we have published on this issue and many (most) which we have not added to our e-mail newsletters.

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Check the CCA Events Calendar for more to do in Charlestown, or explore Charlestown using our Guide to Recreation/Conservation Areas.

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