Charlestown Citizens Alliance - January 22, 2018

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Water Withdrawal Contract Between Narragansett Indian Tribe and Invenergy Terminated

Invenergy writes to EFSB: "the Water Supply Agreement between the Narragansett Indian Tribe and Clear River Energy LLC, executed on September 19, 2017, has been terminated and is null and void”

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Family Hike at Grills Preserve in Westerly

When: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 2 – 3:30pm
Where: Grills Preserve, Westerly, RI

Grills Preserve was one of the natural areas that would have been bisected by the new train tracks planned by the Federal Railroad Administration. This hike is an opportunity to see what would have been lost had we not been successful in removing the "Old Saybrook to Kenyon Bypass" from the plan!

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The dark side of light: how artificial lighting is harming the natural world

The dark side of light: how artificial lighting is harming the natural world

This story in the Journal Nature explains that the world is lit at night like never before, and ecologists are assessing the damage.

Locally, Charlestown is the darkest spot along the coast between New York and Boston, but we lose a little darkness every year.

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NRCS/Southern RI Conservation District Open House & Workshop

NRCS/Southern RI Conservation District Open House & Workshop

When: Wednesday January 31, 5:30pm
Where: Exeter Public Library, 773 Ten Rod Road (Route 102), Exeter, RI

USDA NRCS provides Rhode Island’s farm and forest landowners with technical and financial assistance for conservation practices like forest management plans, seasonal high tunnels for vegetable production, soil health improvements, and more!

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Web Page Dedicated to Water Withdrawal Issue

Web Page Dedicated to Water Withdrawal Issue

CCA has created a web page with all the information, maps, posts, and newspaper stories related to the Charlestown water withdrawal issue. We'll keep this page updated with any news as the issue develops.

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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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