R.I. receives $280K grant for coastal conservation work

RHODE ISLAND RECEIVED nearly $2 million to prepare the state's coastlines for rising sea levels and extreme weather. /PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD
RHODE ISLAND's Coastal Resources Management Council will receive a new grant to take an inventory of shoreline protection projects needed in the state. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD
PROVIDENCE – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and its partners have awarded $28.9 million in new grants for the restoration and protection of coastal areas nationwide, including $280,140 for the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council. With $38.3 million in matching funds expected from all 35 of the grant recipients, the total for coastal…

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