March 9 Film Presentation Features Point Judith Pond

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Boats line a dock in Point Judith Pond. (RI Sea Grant photo)

Come view the short film “RI’s Salt Pond Ecosystems and Shellfish: A Portrait of Point Judith Pond” Wednesday, March, 9, presented by noted local author and Camp Fuller educator Prentice Stout. He is the author of “A Place of Quiet waters: The History and Natural History of Point Judith and the Harbor of Refuge.”

The film was produced for the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, and the evening’s program will allow the audience to learn about and discuss what activities happen on Point Judith Pond, what the future may hold — including how shellfish farming fits into this environment — and why Point Judith Pond, and all of Rhode Island’s salt ponds, are so important to so many. Refreshments will be served.

RSVP to Azure Cygler, CRC and Rhode Island Sea Grant extension specialist, at azure@crc.uri.edu

This talk is the second in a series of educational presentations about Rhode Island’s salt ponds and their uses, especially shellfish farming. Join us and hear from experts, tour a working shellfish farm, visit a shellfish nursery, and talk to community members, policy-makers, and researchers. This series is sponsored by Rhode Island Sea Grant and CRC in collaboration with Roger Williams University and the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council, supported by a grant from the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program.

To see other upcoming events, go to www.rismp.org.