Shoreline Access Public Hearing Thursday

A special study commission of the RI House of Representatives is currently examining the public's right to access the shoreline and you have a chance to make your voice heard. Public comment is being accepted as part of the study commission's hearing this Thursday, November 18 at Chariho Middle School, and we hope you will attend.

Public Hearing House Study Commission on Lateral Shoreline Access 3:00 p.m. Thursday, November 18, 2021 Chariho Middle School 455B Switch Road, Wood River Junction, RI 02894

For centuries, the public has had the right to access the entire Rhode Island shoreline to fish, swim, gather seaweed and more. Over the years, the public's right to the shoreline has been challenged by coastal property owners and other private interests who have sought to restrict or limit public access. Please make your voice heard today and help us ensure that the public's shoreline access rights are recognized, respected, and preserved for both current and future generations.

Testimony Tips

  • Prepare some thoughts in advance

  • Keep your comments to around 2 minutes

  • Speak about your own experiences with shoreline access

  • Be passionate, but respectful

If you have questions about Thursday's public hearing, you may email jthorp@savebay.org, or call me directly at 401-345-2659.

And if you're unable to attend Thursday's hearing and testify in person, you can submit written comments to the commission via our Action Alert.



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