CRC’s comprehensive work on sea level rise in Rhode Island through the Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan (Beach SAMP) garnered attention around the state last week when CRMC’s Grover Fugate spoke on the issue and the SAMP Jan. 8 at the State House. He shared dire predictions of sea level rise based on the latest modeling, their implications and the Beach SAMP’s efforts to respond to such threats. The Providence Journal and EcoRI News covered the conference. Also, CRC Coastal Manager Pam Rubinoff spoke to the Tiverton Planning Commission on the topic at a meeting Jan. 9 covered by the Herald News in Fall River. CRC and RI Sea Grant, along with other advisers at GSO, are facilitating the research and development of the Beach SAMP, which is seen as a model for the nation’s coastal communities.