Newport receives $598K grant for coastal resilience plan

NEWPORT HAS received a $598,000 DOD grant to work with various stakeholders, including NUWC, to create an action plan to address the impacts of sea-level rise and storm surge on the west coast of Aquidneck Island. / COURTESY NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIVISION NEWPORT
NEWPORT – The city has received a $598,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment to develop strategies to protect resources on the west side of Aquidneck Island from sea-level rise and the anticipated effects of storm surge.  The Office of the City Manager announced on Thursday that the city will…

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