Increasing Resilience of Public Access, Passive Recreation, and Habitat on Winnapaug Pond

Recipient: Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council

Project Type: Land Conservation

Recommended Funding Amount: $2,635,000

Congressional District(s): RI-02

Summary: This project will preserve a five-acre coastal property containing salt marsh along an ecologically sensitive barrier peninsula in Westerly, Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council will partner with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the Town of Westerly to protect this coastal wetland and marsh migration pathway and provide opportunities for the public to enjoy and recreate on Winnapaug Pond.

For more information on the Office for Coastal Management grant program funding this project, please visit the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law webpage.