A series of educational programs about Rhode Island’s salt ponds and their uses, particularly shellfish farming, continues March 30 with “Riparian Privilege: Legal Aspects to Living Along the Shoreline,” presented by Dennis Esposito, adjunct professor at the Marine Affairs Institute and director of the Environmental and Land-Use Clinical Externship Program at Roger Williams University School of Law.
The presentation will be held from 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, at Cross Mills Public Library, 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI.
This series is sponsored by Rhode Island Sea Grant and the 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. For more information visit www.rismp.org
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 email@example.com.
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.